For Day With(out) Art 2022, Visual AIDS presented BEING AND BELONGING, a program of seven short videos highlighting under-told stories from the perspective of artists living with HIV across the world.
The program features newly commissioned work by:
Camila Arce (Argentina)
Davina “Dee” Conner and Karin Hayes (USA)
Jaewon Kim (South Korea)
Clifford Prince King (USA)
Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas (Colombia)
Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry (México)
From navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation, Being & Belonging centers the emotional realities of living with HIV today. How does living with HIV shift the ways that a person experiences, asks for, or provides love, support, and belonging? The seven videos are a call for belonging from those that have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives.
The artists in this year’s program were selected through an open call process juried by curator and writer nico wheadon, filmmaker Jorge Bordello, artist and curator Ezra Benus, and cultural consultant and health activist Lauraberth Lima.
BEING AND BELONGING premiered at the Whitney Museum on November 30, 2022 for World AIDS Day/Day With(out) Art, and also screened at 140+ museums, art institutions, and universities around the world. See a complete list of screening locations here.