Portrait of Michael Wilson , 1988, Bern Boyle photograph, 17x11

Ruben Miguel curated Warrior, featuring Stephen Andrews, Barton Lidice Beneš, John Dugdale, Alex Aleixo, Rene Capone, Bern Boyle, Joe De Hoyos, Raymond Bordeaux, Philip Calkins, Derek Jackson, Luis Carle, Vincent Cianni, Max Greenberg, Félix González-Torres, Jorge Veras, and Brent Nicholson Earle.

Sandford says, "warrior: n., 1.) engaged or experienced in warfare; 2.) broadly, a person engaged in some struggle or conflict. This show is dedicated to the AIDS warriors. All the individuals whose continued activism provide a voice and generate change so that most of us today can have equal rights, freedom and help to find a cure for AIDS. Today, we can take for granted that such a simple and innocent gesture as holding hands in the street caused bloodshed, tears and even loss of life. I always had great admiration for Gay Warriors such as Harvey Milk, groups such as ACT- UP and the legendary heroes of the Stonewall Riots. I imagine they had no fear and were willing to sacrifice everything to bring change and prosperity. The works selected here bring to life the passion, the energy, the struggle, the emotion, the pain, the constant sense of loss, the love and the redemption embodied in the gay rights and AIDS activist movements." Read More.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project and Visual AIDS Artists Registry. View past Web Gallery here.

Stephen Andrews

Barton Lidice Beneš

Alex Aleixo

Rene Capone

Bern Boyle

Joe De Hoyos

Raymond Bordeaux

Philip Calkins

Derek Jackson

Luis Carle

Vincent Cianni

Max Greenberg

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Jorge Veras

Brent Nicholson Earle