Visual AIDS helps turn an otherwise devastating situation into one of hope, connectedness and creativity. this transformative power is fueled by the conversations artwork can inspire.

Derek Jackson, artist member

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Hugh Steers: The Complete Paintings

Hugh Steers: The Complete Paintings, is the first monograph focused on the career of American figurative painter Hugh Steers (1962-1995), whose life was cut short by AIDS, at the age of 32

Events Calendar



Visual AIDS Event

Linda Simpson: Drag Explosion

La MaMa Galleria


Queer WAH: Contemporary LGBTQ Artists

WAH Center (Williamsburg Art and Historical Center)


Grit and Glamour

Getty Images Gallery


positive/negative: HIV/AIDS

Fales Library & Special Collections, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, NYU

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.