12, 13 and 14 February 2020

The MACBA is holding its second PIGS Self-management encounter with the aim of continuing to share strategies, methodologies and research topics among individuals and collectives from southern Europe working on the frontiers of cultural production and the activism of sexual dissidence. Four workshops will be developed with PEI students and anyone interested through a practical and collective project. The first referential framework bringing them together is their geopolitical context, as the stakeholders taking part live and work in the countries known in the English-speaking world as PIGS: Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain. These are the countries considered most weak and unstable economically and politically within the European context, which is why they have been designated by the epithet ‘pigs’.

The second referential framework has to do with the fact that they develop working practices tied to cultural production primarily in a self-managed way. These practices are in turn permeated in different ways by sexual dissidence, feminism, queer practices and political and activist work. Here the epithet ‘pig’ seeks to reverse its burden through exploration of working models, methodologies and self-managed production as a form of autonomy and critical expression.

For this edition we have proposed four pivotal themes based on the relationship of the body with food, technology, performativity and desire. These themes, interwoven with the politics of sexual dissidence, will be approached and explored through the workshops proposed by different individuals and collectives from the PIGS.

Lucía Egaña, seminar director.

Themes around which the seminar is structured:

Anabela Moreia dos Santos and Sandra Pereria da Rocha (PT) will present transfeminist and anti-speciesist policies through a cooking workshop in which dialogue and conversation will open the critical dimension of cooking and eating. The workshop politicizes a practice of survival that puts the lives of human and non-human beings at the forefront.

The Laboratorio Smaschieramenti [Laboratory for De-mask-ulinization] (IT) proposes a critical exercise centring around the control of desire exercised by technology companies with the intention of investigating the possibilities for hacking and queerification of these platforms in their online and offline dimensions.

The drag queen Paraskevi Damaskou / Atossa (GR) offers a workshop for sharing techniques and methodologies applied to a drag practice aimed at children. Their proposal seeks to transmit this queer knowledge to adult communities to enable viralizing experiences with gender performativity in childhood.

Lastly, Elena-Urko and Patricia Carmona (ES) offer a sensory laboratory for dissident bodies with and without functional diversity to expand imaginaries and desires and make public the issues that are silenced by the idea of intimacy as something private and invisible.

Co-organized by:

L'Internationale. Our Many Europes. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

Kangela Tromokraticsh


Veganismo popular, performatividades fagocitantes y transformación social

Popular veganism, phagocytic performativities and social transformation

Workshop led by Anabela Moreira dos Santos and Sandra Pereira da Rocha

A culinary workshop and talk from transfeminist and anti-speciesist perspectives. “Food” occupies a central place in the production of bodies that (don’t) matter; their meanings are fluid, multiple and contradictory, in constant opposition. “Cooking” and “eating” can be understood as performative acts that can replicate the logic of hierarchization, regulation and control over lives (human and non-human), sacrificial patterns and the “derealization of the Other”.

F_Hack_App: la experiencia del transmaricabollotariado

F_Hack_App: the experience of the trans-fag-dyke-tariat

Workshop led by the Laboratio Smaschieramenti laboratory

Did you think it would take a degree in computer engineering to hack a dating application? You were wrong! Join the F_Hack_App lab. We are rewriting the rules of online dating without rejecting online dating apps but trying to use them for our own aims, to exploit them to our advantage by taking over the public space.



How to create children’s workshops through drag

Workshop led by the Drag for Kids collective

Our workshop will be focused on presenting the art of drag to professionals who work with children and who will use it to create children’s workshops that promote self-expression, self-acceptance and singularity, and it will offer them the opportunity to explore their creativity through the performing arts. We will provide them with basic knowledge of the psycho-emotional focus on which our work is based, which they can in turn impart to performers who work with children, with the aim of creating a communicative, safe and empathic space for the children attending the workshop. Lastly, using materials, disguises and face makeup, we will encourage them to experiment with drag, to understand and have fun with it.

Laboratorio sensorial para corporalidades disidentes

Sensory laboratory for dissident bodies

Workshop led by Elena-Urko and Patricia Carmona

We have created this sensory laboratory to expand imaginations and practices in a playful and political way. Starting from our plurality of bodies and sensorialities, we will conduct a workshop wherein we investigate our sexuality and body image.  We will generate a space of trust, safety and play, taking into account the timing and processes of everyone. We will resignify our bodily differences and peculiarities, seeing them as a plus and not a minus for our sexuality, generating different strategies to create imaginaries in which we see ourselves and are seen as desirable and desiring bodies.

Mi cuerpx es una fiesta!

Presentation of The book of good Love. Weird sexualities and strange politic

Lead by Fefa Vila and Javier Sáez
Furia Queer "Mi cuerpx es una fiesta!"

My body is a party!

Lead by Furia Queer

Furia Queer is a collective based between Madrid and Barcelona. We are dedicated to promoting the culture around electronic and urban movements through LGTBIQ+ movements. We seek to be able to move our asses in safe spaces, free of translgtbiphobic, racist and macho attitudes, where trap, rap, electronica and queer and feminist reggaeton made by dissident bodies are front and centre and where our monstruosities open up on the dance floor without prejudice. We learn to create community through partying. We party through the community.

With Gitano del futuro, Translocura, Perra$ Dj, Norma Mor, Miguel Andres, Dj Rosario and Vj Puntoge.

If you have any question, feel free to contact us on 93 481 33 68 or by email at macba [at] macba [dot] cat.