Visual Aid encourages artists with life-threatening illnesses to continue their creative work.
Ira Lesser, The Kiss, digital photograph, 2006
Visual Aid Archives Project - For 25 years, Visual Aid has been an integral part of San Francisco’s passionate social activism in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, supporting the creative production of artists with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. Although the Visual Aid Gallery and office recently closed, we’re hard at work on the Visual Aid Archives Project, organizing material compiled throughout the organization’s history.
Visual Aid holdings include photographs, sound and video recordings, printed material and ephemera, including images of artwork, catalogs and other documentation of significant exhibitions and fundraisers, which include work by thousands of artists from Visual Aid and the larger community. Important highlights include unique interviews and files on artists who passed away before the proliferation of electronic media. Your support is needed to help us preserve this precious resource, a creative legacy for future generations.
Visual Aid, 3181 Mission Street, No. 7, San Francisco, CA 94110
June, 2103 message to the community about changes at Visual Aid.
Visual Aid Events and Exhibitions
Tara Sellios, Luxuria 6, photograph, 2013
January 16-19, 2014 Visual Aid will have a presence in photo l.a.
April 10-13, 2014 Visual Aid is cultural partner for Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair.
May 15-18, 2014 Visual Aid is cultural partner for ArtMRKT in San Francisco.