XenoEntities Network (XEN) is a platform for discussion and experimentation focusing on intersections of queer, gender, and feminist studies with digital technologies, organized by Lou Drago, Pedro Marum, and Zander Porter.
XEN-curated programs comprise events with performances, screenings, and panels. Programs revolve around contemporary art and philosophical-theoretical themes between (and beyond) posthumanism, xenofeminism, cyborgs, prosthetics, surveillance technologies, and virtual reality. Collaborations between XEN and community spaces, galleries, institutions, and universities include ACUD MACHT NEU (Berlin), Agora (Berlin), Gropius Bau (Berlin), Hares & Hyenas (Melbourne), Institute of Art & Art Theory (Cologne), Kampnagel (Hamburg), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Mimosa House (London), Rabbit Hole (Lisbon), Rama em Flor (Lisbon), Room E-10 27 (Berlin/Paris), SomoS (Berlin), SPEKTRUM (Berlin/Athens), Unsound (Kraków), transmediale (Berlin), and Zé dos Bois Gallery (Lisbon), among others.
In addition, XEN organizes “Assemblages,” free-access gatherings to (discuss) research where participants propose topics and ideas within the contextual scope. Speakers from different fields are invited to collaboratively organise round-table discussions complete with readings of relevant materials, texts, or artworks.
XEN speculates towards new forms of existence and explores the expansion of bodies and subjectivities within the digital realm. XEN is an open-community platform welcome to those with any background willing to expand/corrupt/reformulate topics of inquiry in safe(r) contexts.