Syrus Marcus Ware: Vaseline in his Back Pocket
Syrus Marcus Ware is a visual artist, community activist, researcher, youth-advocate, and educator. He is Program Coordinator of the Teens Behind the Scenes program at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Through the mediums of painting, installation, and performance, Syrus challenges systemic oppression and explores the spaces between and around identities; acting as provocations to our understandings of gender, sexuality, and race. For the past 6 years, Syrus has worked with Blackness Yes to produce Blockorama (the black queer and trans stage at Pride), and is a founding member of the Prison Justice Action Committee of Toronto.