Residency Unlimited & Visual AIDS: Open Call for Curatorial Residency

Residency Unlimited, a PIPA Prize partner – since 2013, PIPA Prize winners are granted a 3-month residency programme there as part of their award – has joined Visual AIDS as co-sponsor of a one-month curatorial residency to take place in March 2017 in New York City. For the fifth year running, the residency seeks to encourage the development of exhibitions, programs, and scholarship about HIV/AIDS and contemporary art and is open for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. The residency includes round-trip transportation to New York City, accommodations and $1000 stipend.

Residency Unlimited will provide the curator with customized administrative and network support, shared office space at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn and a venue for a public program (lecture/screening/discussion) defined in conjunction with RU and Visual AIDS. Concurrently, the resident curator will conduct research at Visual AIDS in the Archive Project and online Artists Registry. The Visual AIDS office is located in the Chelsea art district in New York City. The Archive and Registry at Visual AIDS holds over 20,000 images by approximately 750 artists living with HIV and those who have passed away from AIDS related complications. Studio visits with artists from the Archive Project are strongly encouraged. The resident curator is invited to create an online exhibition to be hosted by Visual AIDS (see Visual AIDS monthly Web Galleries at:

The resident curator will be invited to produce a free public event co-hosted by RU and Visual AIDS. Panel discussions, film screenings, performances, or a lecture highlighting the curator’s use of Visual AIDS’ resources or a presentation of international cultural production around HIV/AIDS are examples of potential programs. International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. English speaking and writing skills are required.

Applications are due November 17, 2016, and applicants will be notified by December 14, 2016. For further information on how to apply, please click here.

See below last year’s PIPA Prize winner, Virginia de Medeiros, talk about her experience at Residency Unlimited:

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