We invite current Artist Members living with HIV to submit new artworks for Pandemic Media, our Oct-Nov 2023 web gallery curated by Alexandra Juhasz. This is the fourth web gallery since 2020 to present artworks through a juried open call. The open call format is intended to bring together new artworks responding to our current political/cultural moment.


DEADLINE: Sunday, September 10, 2023


We are living in the midst of pandemics—mixing, waning, pulsing, changing. How does media contribute? Help us get by? What are its new forms for current crises? What old media keep us sane? What do you need in times of pandemic? What media do you make, watch, share, forget?

As an activist mediamaker, scholar, and writer considering Pandemic Media in relation to HIV/AIDS, COVID 19, Long COVID, disability justice, chronic illness and video, the internet, and social media, I am most interested in learning your thoughts, and seeing you work, in/about pandemic media.


- Current Artist Members living with HIV are eligible to apply (If you're interested in becoming an Artist Member, please email Blake Paskal at prior to submitting an application)

- Artist Members can submit up to 3 artworks. At least 1 artwork per Artist Member will be featured in the web gallery. All images will be added to Artist Members’ artist profiles in the registry.

- Please do not submit artworks that have been included in previous open call galleries. The open call format is intended to highlight recent artworks that speak to our present moment.

- Please provide caption information for each submitted artwork, including title, date, mediums, and dimensions. This information must be included in the submission form.

- Documentation of artwork must be submitted in the format of jpg, png or pdf only. Video artworks can not be uploaded to the Visual AIDS website, but videos can be embedded from YouTube or Vimeo. Please upload a video still in the "artwork submission" field of the Google form and include the YouTube/Vimeo link in the "Additional info/context" field.

- Images must be of high-resolution quality or 300 dpi, but no more than 5MB


If you have any questions or need technical support with submitting your application, please contact Blake Paskal, Artist Engagement and Community Programs Manager at


Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is a Distinguished Professor of Film at Brooklyn College, CUNY. She makes and studies committed media practices that contribute to political change and individual and community growth.

Dr. Juhasz writes about and makes feminist, queer, fake, and AIDS documentary. Her current work attends to fake news, poetry, online feminist pedagogy, YouTube, and other more radical uses of digital media and their archives.

Her work as media artist, curator, and writer engages with linked social justice commitments, including COVID-19, AIDS, black queer and lesbian media, feminist and queer/trans film, and activist archives and collectives. Some of her work in critical digital studies and community is happening at, #100hardtruths-#fakenews, and VHS Activism Archive. She publishes about her cultural and political commitments in scholarly and more public platforms including Hyperallergic, BOMB, MS, X-tra, and Lamda Literary Review.