Petra Szemán

Petra Szemán Artist Talk / Q and A

Saturday 5 August 2023


Saturday 5th August, 3-5pm, at Two Queens

Join us for an artist talk and Q and A with Petra Szemán, in support of their exhibition ‘Openings !!!’ at Two Queens.

Petra Szemán is a moving image artist working with animation and game-like landscapes. Their practice focuses on the murky borderlands along the arbitrary line separating real and fictional, and the kind of lives and experiences that are possible there. Using a virtual version of themself as a protagonist journeying through animatic realms, they explore liminal spaces and threshold situations, looking to dissect the ways our memories and selves are constructed within a landscape oversaturated with fiction (both on- and off-screen). Turning away from thinking of the cyberspace as a radically ’other’ realm, Petra hopes to walk the line situated between dystopian and utopian frameworks, eyes set on new queer horizons.

This artist talk will focus on the exhibition ‘Openings !!!’ as well as other recent projects, followed by a chance to ask questions and discussion.

This event is made possible by public funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

A budget to support the attendance of those with access needs is available, for example for BSL interpretation. If you require access support please get in touch, our preferred contact method is by email to, or by phone 0116 251 8976 (office hours Tuesday-Thursday 10-5).