Untitled, c 1990-94, Angel Borrero Newsprint collage, 4.25x5.5

Thelen says, "I was introduced to the AIDS virus back in 1983 in a rural Wisconsin high school, when I discovered I had been walking around with a sign on my back that was scribed "Incurable AIDS victim, Please kick me!" How charming. As I moved through college, the virus became more active and more public. My most vivid memories were joining Act Up!, studying film and wondering about my own health status. College, friends ... passing, it all seems to be a blur. When I think back, the past and future all blend into a stream-of-consciousness movie. I look to the past and remember the goodness in my lost friends, not always the darkness hanging over our heads like a dark cloud. The images I chose triggered these memories in me in ways I hadn't expected." Read more.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project and Visual AIDS Artists Registry.

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Angel Borrero

Paul Thek

Derek Jackson

Joe De Hoyos

Tim Greathouse

John Morrison

Milton Garcia Ninja

Martha Luz Iriarte

David Nelson

Rodney Brown

Jonathan Leiter

Mark Morrisroe

Chuck Nanney

Gregory Veney

Ken Goodman

Rene Santos

George Galarza

Tom Shooter

David Wojnarowicz

Bruce Witsiepe