Johnny Forever Nawracaj is a nonbinary Polishborn writer, performer and multidisciplinary artist currently based in Montreal. Their work weaves surrealist narrative through soft sculpture, video, gesture and drag-inflected performance to explore love, loss, and longing with a particular investment in these themes as a part of radical queer and trans cultural production.
Forever has shown video work internationally at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow as part of sh[out]: LGBTI Contemporary Art and Human Rights (2009), in San Francisco as part of the National Queers Arts Festival (2012), as well as The Coming Societee in Hong Kong (2013) and the Seoul 12th International New Media Festival in the curated series Queers Can't Wait (2012). In 2016 they held a residency at Struts & Faucet Media Arts Centre in Sackville New Brunswick with collaborator Gambletron. Gambletron and Forever continue to deepen their collaboration. They have recently performed together in Santiago, Chile for 10th Encuentro festival presented by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and the Universidad de Chile; as well as at the Real Periferic festival in Valparaiso, Chile where they collaborated with artist duo Patcha Queer (Quito, Ecuador).