Heezy Yang

Illustrator, Photographer, Performer, Event Organiser/Host, Founder of LGBTQIA+ And Allies In Korea and Seoul Drag Parade, Tattoo Lover, Occasional Selfie Lover


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Upcoming Events (2018)

Seoul Drag Parade Pre-Parade Fundraiser
서울 드랙 퍼레이드 후원 파티

Hurricane Kimchi's Drag Boudoir

Korea Through My Queer Eyes
Talk @ SOAS, University of London

Photography Exhibition: Gay Men And Pants
@ New Bloomsbury Set, London

Queer Korea (How Are You Doing?)
Exhibition+Performances @ SOAS, University of London

Cloudy With A Chance Of Hurricane Kimchi: Divas Night

Cloudy With A Chance Of Hurricane Kimchi: Rock N' Roll Night

Monday, 1 January 2018

Upcoming Events (2017)

Art And Movement Fundraiser

Raising Visibility of Korean Queer Diaspora Fundraiser

LGBT Prom (Details TBA)
***This event has been postponed until October.

Flea / Craft / Art Market

A Very Chill & Relaxed Pride After Party

Drag Queens On Canvas (2017 Seoul Pride Exhibition)

LGBTQIA+ And Allies In Korea Fundraiser Show
For 2017 Seoul Pride Booth

Monday, 13 November 2017

Art And Movement Fundraiser Show & Exhibit

Art And Movement Fundraiser Show & Exhibit
아트 앤 무브먼트 기금마련 공연 & 전시
(한글 번역은 하단에 있습니다.)

Heezy Yang is a Seoul-based queer artist whose recent artwork focuses on queer issues and human rights issues. He uses illustrations, photographs, installations, performances and other various art forms to deliver messages and interact with audience. He regularly organises and/or hosts queer-related events and also runs a Seoul-based organisation for English-speaking queers and allies in South Korea. You can find out more about his work through the articles and interviews by BBC World, NBC, NHK World, Time-Out Seoul, and Huff Post (Korea, USA, Japan) in the link below:


This coming February, Heezy will be hosting several art / activism events in London where he will be exhibiting his artwork that reflects the current state of South Korea's queer politics and movements. Also, he will be attending events about activism and art at universities in London to share his experiences and perspective as a queer Korean. He will be performing in the streets and on stages in London to bring awareness of queer homeless youth and bring queer visibility, as well. 

Events Heezy will be hosting and/or attending in London in February:
- Chelsea College of Arts (Talk and Discussion on Activism)
- SOAS, University of London (Talk + Performance + Exhibition)
- Street Performance: Unjustifiable (Performance about Queer Homeless Youth)
- Art Exhibition: Gay Men And Pants
- More Art Events in Talks

Even though the universities and London's local artists are being very supportive of Heezy and his events in many ways, most of these events are financially funded by Heezy himself. That's why he has organised this fundraiser event. There will be lots of artistic actions and performances to enjoy at the fundraiser so take a look at the details below and attend the event if you would like to support the cause. (Or simply to enjoy the art and performances!)

This event includes art exhibition, live music, drag show, raffle, game, and art selling stalls.

Date: Saturday, the 2nd of December

Time Table
8:00pm Exhibition Starts, Bar Opens, Art Selling Starts
9:20pm-10:00pm Live Music, Raffle Drawing
10:30pm-11:00pm Game, Raffle Drawing
11:30pm-12:00am Drag Show, Raffle Drawing

Exhibiting Artwork:
- Part of Heezy Yang's <Gay Men And Pants> Photography Project
- Photos of Heezy Yang's Street Performances

Sponsors, Participating Artists and Raffle Prizes:
- Queer-Friendly Bar The LINK (Sparkling Wine)
- Queer-Friendly Bar Rabbit Hole Arcade Pub (Sparkling Wine, Free Shots, Free Cocktails)
- Queer-Friendly Adult Toy Shop Piooda (Gift Cards)
- London-Based Artist Lawrence Blackman (Original Books, Postcards)
- Korean Gay Comic Artist Byunchun (Framed Illustrations)
- Korean Queer Artist Freak Choi (Framed Illustration)
- Illustrator TheDrinkyBear (Framed Illustration)
- Artist Teri Thompson (Zine Books)
- Heezy Yang (Framed Photographs)
- Queer Youtuber Luke Williams
- Geoffrey Lewis Music
- Obazi Music
- Drag King Jaxter The Taco Master
- Drag Queen Nix
- To Do Kind (Henna Tattoos)

Raffle coupons can be purchased throughout the night until the last raffle drawing takes place at midnight. Three coupons are sold for 5,000won and seven coupons are sold for 10,000won. The entrance fee of 10,000won includes 1 raffle coupon.

Venue: The LINK in Itaewon
(Address: 736-19, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu)



아트 앤 무브먼트 기금마련 공연 & 전시

히지 양은 서울을 중심으로 활동하는 퀴어 아티스트입니다. 그의 최근 작품 활동은 퀴어 이슈와 인권 문제들에 포커스를 두고 있습니다. 그는 일러스트레이션, 사진, 설치, 공연, 그 외에도 다양한 방식을 통해 메세지를 전달하며 관객들과 소통합니다. 그는 수시로 성소수자를 위한 행사들을 주최 또는 참여를 하며, 또한 한국 내의 영어 사용자들을 위한 퀴어 커뮤니티 운영을 하고 있습니다.  히지 양에 대해 더 알아보고 싶으신 분은 아래의 링크를 통해 BBC, NBC, NHK, Time-Out Seoul, 허프포스트 (한국, 미국, 일본)와의 인터뷰를 보실 수 있습니다:


다가오는 2월, 히지 양은 다양한 인권 및 아트 행사에 참여하거나 주최하기 위해 런던으로 향할 예정입니다. 그는 이 행사들에서 한국 퀴어의 현주소를 보여주는 그의 작품들을 선보이고, 한국인 퀴어로서의 경험과, 세상을 바라보는 시각을 전세계에서 모인 다양한 사람들과 공유할 예정입니다. 그는 또한 집에서 쫒겨나 홈리스 생활을 하는 성소수자 청소년들에 대한 문제의식을 바탕으로 한 거리공연 또한 런던 거리에서 선보일 예정입니다.

히지 양이 올 겨울 런던에서 참여 및 주최할 행사들 입니다:
- 첼시 예술 대학 (인권활동에 대한 토크 및 토론)
- SOAS, 런던 대학교 (토크, 공연, 전시)
- 거리 공연 Unjustifiable (성소수자 노숙 청소년들에 대하여)
- 사진 전시: Gay Men And Pants
- 다른 행사들 또한 추가 예정입니다.

상기 대학들 및 런던 현지 아티스트들이 행사 준비에 있어 많은 도움을 주고 있지만, 금전적 측면에서 위의 대다수의 활동은 사비로 준비가 됩니다. 그렇기 때문에 이 기금마련 행사가 기획되었습니다. 본 행사에는 다양한 아트 및 공연 등이 준비되어있으므로 아래에서 행사 정보를 살펴보신 후 관심있으신 분들께서는 참석해주시기 바랍니다!

본 행사에서는 라이브 뮤직, 드랙쇼, 상품 추첨, 게임, 아트 판매 등이 진행됩니다.

날짜: 12월 2일 토요일

타임 테이블:
8:00pm 전시 시작, 바 오픈, 아트 판매 시작
9:20pm-10:00pm 라이브 뮤직, 추첨권 추첨
10:30pm-11:00pm 게임 진행 및 상품 증정, 추첨권 추첨
11:30pm-12:00am 드랙쇼, 추첨권 추첨

- 히지 양의 <Gay Men And Pants> 사진 프로젝트의 일부
- 히지 양의 길거리 퍼포먼스 사진들

스폰서 및 참여 아티스트들, 그리고 추첨 경품들:
- 퀴어 프렌들리 바 The LINK (스파클링 와인)
- 퀴어 프렌들리 바 Rabbit Hole Arcade Pub (스파클링 와인, 샷 쿠폰, 칵테일 쿠폰)
- 퀴어 프렌들리 섹스 토이 샵 Piooda
- 런던 로컬 아티스트 Lawrence Blackman (오리지널 북, 엽서세트)
- 한국 퀴어 만화가 변천 (일러스트레이션들 + 액자)
- 한국 퀴어 아티스트 최프릭 (대형 포스터 + 액자)
- 일러스트레이터 TheDrinkyBear (일러스트레이션 + 액자)
- 아티스트 테리 톰슨 (Zines - 미니북들)
- 히지 양 (사진 작품들 + 액자)
- 퀴어 유튜버 Hayden Royalty (???)
- 퀴어 유튜버 Luke Williams
- 제프리 루이스 뮤직
- 오바지 뮤직
- 드랙킹 Jaxter The Taco Master
- 드랙퀸 Nix
- To Do Kind (헤나 타투)

추첨권은 행사장에서 판매되며, 3장에 5,000원, 7장에 10,000원 입니다. 런던 행사 기금으로 사용될 입장료는 10,000원이며, 입장객 모두에게 1장의 추첨권을 제공합니다.

장소: 이태원에 위치한 The LINK (더 링크)
(주소: 용산구 한남동 736-19)

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Where is South Korea at in Terms of LGBTQ Rights?

Where is South Korea at in Terms of LGBTQ Rights?

Photo by Kim Min Soo (Korea Queer Culture Festival)

In this article, I am going to talk about where South Korea is with regards to LGBTQ rights, and how accepted queer people are. I am going to briefly introduce some of the work I have done as a queer individual and as part of South Korea’s LGBTQ community.

My name is Heezy Yang. I work on various types of art projects and try to engage in activism and important social movements with my artwork. For the last few years, I have mainly focused on LGBTQ issues in South Korea. This has been because I am a South Korean gay man, but also because I think now is a very important time for the LQBTQ community of South Korea.

The keywords that describe the country’s current situation with LGBTQ rights and acceptance best would be ‘change’ and ‘challenge’. The change has already started to happen, however, there are, and there will be many challenging situations that South Korea needs to deal with. South Korea is definitely not the most liberal and progressive country, but it is probably one of the most radically changing countries. You can see it in Korean fashion or in young Koreans’ interest in politics, and the impact this has on society.

Read More on Libel Magazine Website: