Deadline: April 1
Mill Valley, CA
Visual AIDS is looking for proposals that use art to examine the relationship between HIV and contemporary culture, contemplate the deep cultural history of AIDS, art and activism, and highlight the work of artists living with HIV. Previous exhibitions have explored themes such as HIV criminalization, everyday art practices, the intersection of nightlife and HIV/AIDS activism, love as activism, believing in the unknown, measuring the undetectable, and using text as image to contemplate mixed messages.
Visual AIDS will provide up to a $15,000 exhibition budget, an exhibition venue in NYC, a $2000 honorarium per curator, and administrative support, along with connection to Visual AIDS artist members and information about HIV/AIDS and related contemporary issues. Curators need not be based in New York, however they will need to be easily accessible. Organizing, planning and installation are expected to be “hands-on.”
Proposals should be a 1-2 page description of the exhibition that includes a list of possible artists; a working timeline for the exhibition to open summer 2020; a budget up to $15,000 for exhibition costs, shipping and/or art production; and a C.V.