Open to all HIV+ Artists, the Artist+ Registry gives artists living with HIV an online venue to share their work, reach new audiences and preserving a visual record. Estates of HIV+ artists can also join online.
Joining the Artist+ Registry is both a service to HIV+ artists and a public resource to teach about AIDS art activism and the lasting importance of HIV+ visual artists. The Artist+ Registry provides a forum for HIV+ visual artists to display and share their work with viewers worldwide and provides an opportunity for estates of artists lost to AIDS to preserve the work of these artists in a comprehensive online archive. The registry inspires and supports contemporary art exhibitions (online and in galleries), public programs, publications, and research by curators, art historians, activists, and students.
The registry is an outgrowth of The Archive Project, begun in 1994 and housed in hard copy files in the Visual AIDS office. The Archive Project was co-founded by Frank Moore and David Hirsh. The online registry includes digital versions of many of the original slides held in the Archive as well as new work added directly by Artist Members.
Through the Archive Project and Artist+ Registry, Visual AIDS assists artists with HIV/AIDS while preserving a visual record of their work. We offer additional professional services to Visual AIDS Artist Members, including Artist Materials Grants, emergency grants, documentation of artwork, and exhibition opportunities. Membership is free and open to all professional visual artists living with HIV/AIDS and the estates of artists who have died from AIDS.
Please Note: The Artist+ Registry is for HIV+ artists ONLY. If you are NOT an HIV+ artist or estate holder, but would like access to view and research the registry, please consider registering as an Advocate instead.