The Queer Witches Art Project


The next Queer Witches exhibition will be at Aarni Gallery in Espoo, Finland. Opening is on 22.11.2023. Below are short introductions of the models for the Queer Withces portraits. Artist Tatu Vuolteenaho has known many of these spiritual queers for over 30 years and some of them he has recently met.

Andrés Senra is an artist, curator, PHD, and a collaborator teacher of Fine Arts (video, photography, installation and art projects) at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). His art works have been shown in solo and group shows at important museums and galleries around the world such as: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS-Spain), CA2M (Madrid), Centro Cultural Recoleta (Argentina), Hosek Contemporary (Berlin), Art Center Nabi (Seoul), Contemporary Art Center Matadero Madrid, Interior Beauty Salon (New York), Culture Lab LIC (New York)and BAAD-Bronx (New York).
Bright Daffodil
Her life is a big transformative healing journey in itself. Bright was born intersex, raised as boy and grew up into being a fabulous transwoman. She helps homeless people in London, organises healing seremonies, is a DJ and has written a book called Hospital for the Soul.
Carlotta Moore
Carlotta (American) is an actress and her alter ego Chrzu (Finnish) is a director. They create magic trough the art of film-making and have won many awards on international film festivals. The films talk about sex, conusmerism, reiligion, satanism, fame and nature.
Christer is an architect, art collector and supporter of emerging queer artists. He is also an expert in crypto currencies crypto art. Christer has a vast knowledge of spiritual themes and medicinal plants found in the Finnish nature.
Dalva Lamminmäki
Dalva has many years experience in traditional Finnish healing and shamanish. She also prepares for her PHD about sauna culture in the University of Eastern Finland. She organises workshops where artists can paint while she puts them into a trance trough her durmming.
Diego Rambova
Diego recently got his doctor's degree in Madrid in art history. His theses and lectures are about art, magic and queer studies. He is also an artists and uses magical ritualistic elements in his performances.
Fuckery Von Flesh
Finnish Fuckery uses art, burlesque and her freaky looks to shake up things and makes the audince to question and elevate their consciousness.
He is a queer refugee and activist from Uganda, now living in Kenya. He has spent many years in refugee camps after he fled his country when the "kill the gays bill" was introduced and his trans friend was burned. He has waited now for a few years to get into a country where being gay is not illegal, but it's not easy as he doesn't even have a passport. Geoffrey is an inspiring person for why Queer Witches project is aiming to sell art and help people like him.

An article about Geoffrey and his Ugandan queer refugee friends
Halo Is
A legendary London DJ who can put people into a trance on the dancefloor and radiowaves. She is also a film-maker and healer with experiences from the Amazon rainforest.
Helsinki based artists with graffiti and graphic design background. Has studied shamanism in Peru and has continued his studies & healing journey with Santo Daime Church.
Johanna Londinium
Johanna is a model and club hostess from London and has a T-shirt label called Kosmic Beatnik. She is also a starseed, which means she has been born to this planet to heal and to help raise the planetary love frequency. Actually, all of us humans are starseeds, we just haven't realised it yet.
Johannes from Helsinki has studied many religions and belief systems and have even had contact with many deities. He has made a rainbow meditation healing system where you can pick a colour and religious masters to suit your colour and frequency needs.
Juan Carlos
Also known as Mujerzuela, has a bar in chueca, Madrid called Sissybag. His bar is a safe and creative place for the queer community with many trans, drag and nonbinary people perfomrning to musical styles from glam rock to house music. Art exhibitions are also held at this location, Queer Witches exhibitoin was there in Spring 2022. His chihuahua is called Versace.
Kake has studied indian philosphies and yoga in Helsinki and abroad. He makes necklaces of Rudraksha beads and they are considered auspicious as well as powerful and are supposed to have profound astrological and health benefits.
Kangela is an art project by Angel Torticollis. After living in London and being involved in various other projects, having a fashion background and a twisted imagination, Angel created this psychedelic housewife. She is sarcastic, funny, political, stylish, kitsch, and most of all arty. She has performed at the National Opera, The Onassis Foundation, the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Athens and Cyprus Pride stages, she even taught a workshop at the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art. She has released two songs, the second being a queer political anthem and runs a monthly cabaret night for queer talent that has attracted performers from all over the world.
Leandro is a physiotherapist from Venezuela living in Madrid. He is also meditation and yoga instructor and has experience in santeria and their healing seremonies.
Maisa Tikka
Maisa brigns love and healing trough her angelic voice and music. She has even directed opera. She also organises many healing seremonies in Finland.
Martyn is a radical faerie with deeper knowledge in astrology. Australia born, New York based Martyn is also a photographer and textile designer.
She is a Madrid based Yoga Teacher and photographer. Mercedes includes magic and queers in her art, the latest project is about mermaids.
She was born Finnish and grew up in New York. Her magical journey through the New York Club scene of the 90's as Divina allowed her to channel the fabulous drag queens of NYC, and used that fierce energy to to build a life in theater, fashion, business and not-for profit work. Nina has her own consulting company... and sprinkles positive color vibes everywhere she goes.
Oscar is a musician, DJ and film-maker from Madrid. Some of his inspirations comes from the occult and Oscar forms a group with Platania called 5 Sex Divine
Trained as a classical pianist, Othon also works with electronic and experiemental music and DJs in parties like Papa Loco in London. He has 15 years of experiene in esoteric and shamanistic studies from Greece to Brazil and includes this knowledge in his musical work.
Peter Juhan
Peter is an artist, musician and DJ living in Helsinki. He runs an alternative club night called Midnight Mass where religious visual style is used and sexual hedonism encouraged. His art exhibitions have works where sexuality is combined with a positive attitude for life. He says that if you can decorate your home with 'Live, laugh, love' signs, why not just as well have a picture of a blowjob in the middle of the wall?
Pioneer in Helsinki's hard house and queer scenes. Club star personality that has connections to ancient and future kings and queens. Pietari is also a tarot reader and author/artist Rosa Liksom has made a short film about him called Fucking Witch.
Platania from Sevilla might seem young but he/she/them claims to be thousands of years old and has a vast knowledge about esoterism and the occult. Platania is also a known televison personality and forms a band 5 Sex Divine with Oscar.
Prasica is a yoga teacher, dancer and massage therapist from Helsinki and New York. Her speciality is healing energy vortex massage.
He is a brazilian graphic designer, club promoter and DJ living in London. He is well known in the goth and techno scenes in clubs like Egg, Elektorwerkz and Village 512. His interest in the occult and spiritual can be seen in his designs, looks and collaborations.
Risto Rajan Hakulinen is a meditation instructor and works at meditation retreats in Finland. He is using a tradition called Odo, where an idea for a meditation comes from little Odo poems and creative visualisations.
sami is a DJ whose musical style is nice and deep continuous healing energy. He got an inspiration into spirituality after he got a miracle cure with a healer trough a phone conversation. He had insopportable neck pains and nothing could help, but one conversation though a distant healer gave him a sudden sense of wellbeing and calm and the pains disapperared.
SantiYago is a sculptor who studied at Kankaanpää Art School. His sculptures are inspired by mythological creatures, finnish forest spirits, the bear scene and body positivity. He also creates handcrafted pendants, T-shirts, and ceramic wall pieces that he sells in his Etsy shop.
Shaman Bear
aka Erol from London has been a shaman in previous lives too. He has studied shamanism in Mexico and Peru and can meditate for hours.
Shokti Lovestar
Shokti is a radical faerie, witch and a historian. He explores the links between our sexual-physical nature and our spirits, running gatherings, rituals and Queer Spirit Festival. He woke up to his part in the accelerating awakening of light, love and awareness on planet earth in January 1995, and offer his insights and observations on that ongoing transformation, how to navigate the waves of change, and especially focussing on the role of queer people at this time.
SpaceWitchPop has seen visions of the future since she was a child and is very sensitive to figure out people's true nature. She feels like her skills are not magical but perhaps just very highly developed intuition. SpaceWitchPop has been inspired by Satan since young age, which shows in her art and in her music quite frequently. She belongs to no religion but feels a closeness to Satanism since an early age.
Tanja is a deep breather of life, energy nurse, coach and professional support person. Her energy healing sessions help you to achieve wellbeing and clarity in your life.
Tinttu from Helsinki does magical art with camera, ropes and styling. She draws inspirations from many religions and philosophies. Tinttu is also a public speaker and she can cure homofobia with a conversation.
Yiorgos Zafiriou is an artist from Sydney who does ritual performances and his inspirations come from the occult like Aleister Crowley and grotesque in the arts and drag. He is currenty doing doctor's degree in art about queer magic.
Yvonne Shafir has PhD in Art History from New York and lives now in Melbourne. She collects and exhibits art and writes about it. Her speciality in the esoteric field is her knowledge about kabbala.