Ugo Woatzi (b;1991) is a queer visual artist based in Brussels. He holds a BA Sociology (2013) from Toulouse University (FR) & Galatasaray University Istanbul (TR), a MA Visual Art Photography from LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (2019) and he completed the Intermediate Course at Market Photo Workshop, Johannesburg (SA) in 2016. Ugo Woatzi’s works reference spaces both real and imagined, caught between worlds of freedom and restriction. He reveals and yet conceals, like a chameleon hiding, blending and adapting – as a means of survival and preservation. His collaborative process expresses the desires and struggles of his community, together creating a more sensitive and accepting world, escaping and confronting the harsh realities of divisive heteronormative structures. Ugo has participated in a number of group exhibitions, his series “chameleon” has been featured in several publications and won some international prices. He has been developing work under the mentorship of Through The Lens Collective (SA) since 2019. Since 2021, Ugo is also part of FUTURES, a Europe-based photography platform.