Project: Traveling exhibition, id:TRANS
Client: Photographer Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin
The exhibition featured 60 photos from Swedish photographer Elisabeth Ohlsson Wallin, most noted for her exhibition Ecce homo (1998). It also featured video installations, recorded interviews and everyday objects that offers an insight into life as a trans person today.
Additionally, the exhibition incorporated a historical part where the visitors had a chance to meet “Queen Christina” and other role models for the transgender rights movement. This part of the exhibition also presents photographs that mimic 17th century portraits. By swapping out traditional portraiture subjects with contemporary trans persons, Elisabeth Ohlsson Wallin aimed to give the transgender community the history it deserves.
Together with six different Swedish museums Expology conducted a pre-study for the project and secured the finances by booking venues for the first years of the tour and applying for public support.