June 26, 2020

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

No Longer Empty’s Youth Action Council and Young Exhibition Makers were honored to welcome Sky Cubacub and Sandra Oviedo as our host and collaborator for our virtual farewell party on Friday, June 26th!

Sky Cubacub is a nonbinary queer and disabled Filipinx artist from Chicago, IL. Their fashion line, Rebirth Garments, aims to create gender non-conforming wearables and accessories for people on the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. They challenge mainstream beauty standards that are sizest, ableist, and conform to the gender binary. Rather, they maintain the notion of Radical Visibility, a movement based on claiming one’s body and, through the use of bright colors, exuberant fabrics, and innovative designs, highlighting parts that society typically shuns.

Sandra Oviedo (a.k.a.) ColectivoMultipolar is a Chicago based photographer who loves the dance floor, artists, and their creative spaces. Inspired by a diverse collective of artists she is often surrounded by, she began to use ColectivoMultipolar in honor of that diversity. Born in Mexico, her first flight was to Chicago during her adolescence and felt in love with the city and its community. “Documenting our Story” is how she defines her work, “an iconic eye in the queer art – night life scene in Chicago” is how a local publication described her photography.