Now in its fourteenth year, Radar Superstar brings 4 incredible queer artists to the San Francisco Public Library for one night. Radar Productions is a queer literary arts non-profit based in San Francisco. Radar Superstar is an annual event that celebrates Radar’s legacy of connecting the Bay Area community with stellar work from emerging and established queer artists. This year’s event features a stop-motion animation film by Clement Goldberg about lemurs contemplating the end of the world, Colombian artist Ana Montenegro whose work is a series of conceptual experiments that deal with the structural rules that govern image composition, as well as comic artist and founder of the Cartoonists of Color Database, MariNaomi and a special surprise guest.
Clement Hil Goldberg is a multidisciplinary artist primarily working in film, sculpture, and animation to create a fabulous extinction aesthetic. Goldberg created the stop motion animated web series The Deer Inbetween and joined Michelle Tea to produce the 20-filmmaker collaborative feature film Valencia. Valencia won Jury Awards for Best Experimental Feature at the Polari Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at Chicago Reeling in 2013. In 2016 Clement received their MFA in Art Practice and New Media certificate from UC Berkeley. Their current project Our Future Ends was awarded a 2016 visual arts Creative Work Fund grant in collaboration with CounterPulse. Goldberg’s work has been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and the Worth Ryder Art Gallery; Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, SOMArts, Luggage Store Gallery, Artists Television Access, all in San Francisco; and over 50 international film and arts festivals including Frameline, Outfest, MIX NYC, Hamburg International Queer Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival.
Ana María Montenegro (1986) is a Colombian artist based in San Francisco, CA. Her work is a series of conceptual experiments that deal with the structural rules that govern image composition, the protocols of narrative genres and the cultural codes that affect them. She uses media that allows her to play with time, text, movement and randomness.
MariNaomi is the award-winning author and illustrator of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories (2dcloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), Turning Japanese (2dcloud, 2016), and I Thought YOU Hated ME (Retrofit Comics, 2016). Her work has appeared in over sixty print publications and has been featured on numerous websites, such as The Rumpus, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast and BuzzFeed.