Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

"Visual AIDS is not about memories, but about locating the individuals and their work in the present, in this moment of simultaneity." Mary Ellen Carroll, Artist
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May 2, 2022

Last Address Tribute Walk: Harlem — Online Resource Page

Visual AIDS and The Studio Museum in Harlem are thrilled to present a digital resource page featuring an interactive map of key AIDS-related sites in Harlem, excerpts from our oral history project, archival materials, and sources for additional research and exploration. The Tribute Walk will take place on May 28, 2022. → Read More
Mar 22, 2022

Announcing 'Being & Belonging'

A program of seven new videos highlighting under-told stories of HIV and AIDS from the perspective of artists living with HIV across the world. The program will premiere at 100+ museums and arts organizations on December 1, 2022 for Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day. → Read More

Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is the only arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS awareness and creating dialogue around HIV issues today, by producing and presenting visual art projects, exhibitions, public forums and publications - while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.


Board of Directors

Marguerite Van Cook, President

Wendy Olsoff, Vice President

Michael Paley, Treasurer

Ursula Davila-Villa, Secretary

Dr. Daniel S. Berger

Nayland Blake

Carlos Gutierrez-Solana

Jim Hodges

Marques McClary

Patrick Owens

Eric Shiner


Staff

Esther McGowan
Executive Director

Nancy Chong
Development and Grants Manager

Kyle Croft
Programs Director

Constantine (Cea) Jones
Oral History Project Liaison

Blake Paskal
Artist Engagement and Community Programs Manager