Latham Owen Zearfoss
Anthony Romero Curatorial Fellowship
Saturday, March 14th 2015
Latham Zearfoss Video Works
Latham Zearfoss Video Works


Romero presented Chicago polymath Latham Owen Zearfoss for a screening of his video work highlighting an intense range of appropriated and documentary footage of feminist and queer historical moments.

Artist Statement

Zearfoss is an artist and decade-long political leader and cultural organizer in Chicago. He has been central to Chances Dances – a roving queer dance party and gathering space in Chicago, as well as The Critical Fierceness Grant (a grant for queer artists). We are thrilled to present Zearfoss’ “SPEECH! SPEECH!! SPEECH!!!: a mixtape wo/manifesto” – a video mixtape of original and selected works. The screening will be followed by a queer-feminist dance party in the tradition of Zearfoss’ social organizing.

Latham Zearfoss Video Work


Latham Zearfoss is an artist and cultural producer living and working in Chicago. His artwork often centers on reclaiming historical and mythological texts, and revising them to incorporate radical notions of love and sex, possibility and probability. His commitment to art and activism has also manifested in the creation of sporadic, temporary utopias like Pilot TV and Chances Dances. Latham graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2008 and the University of Illinois at Chicago with an MFA in 2011. He has exhibited his work internationally and all over the U.S.