Guest Curator: Nelson Santos

Nelson Santos,
Executive Director,
Visual AIDS
http://www.visualaids.org/

Nelson Santos is the Executive Director of Visual AIDS, and non-profit arts organization that utilizes art to fight AIDS by producing exhibitions and art projects that provoke dialogue, and supports HIV+ artists. Santos has worked with such artist as Nayland Blake, A.K. Burns, Kay Rosen, Amos Mac, J. Morrison, Chris Johanson, Carrie Moyer, Aaron Cobbett and many other established and up-and-coming artists to design AIDS Awareness projects, including posters, buttons, tote bags, and Safer Sex trading cards that are distributed nationally. Santos is also responsible for organizing several critically acclaimed art exhibitions and film screening in New York, Miami, Washington DC, and Toronto, Canada. He as worked with over 200 artists and curators on Visual AIDS projects. He recently edited “NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS” which will be published in June 2013.

Santos is also an artist living in Brooklyn. He received a BA from San Jose University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Santos has been an instructor and visiting lecturer at various universities and conferences in Chicago and New York. His work has been exhibited nationally and he has written for The Journal of Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Museum. Santos is proud to say he was knighted by The Imperial Court of New York in for his work as an art AIDS activist.

Adam Miller
Twilight in Arcadia
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: cvassallo and nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Painting.
Arlene Rush
Twins Cameo IV
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Digital, Mixed Media, Other, and Photography.
curtis carman
Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Mixed Media.
CVC Multimedia
Couple
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Other.
Erik Hanson
Endless Endless
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Painting.
Francis Estrada
Clean Delhi, Green Delhi
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: 150, nsantos, and pazt. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Drawing.
Gabriel Garcia Roman
Sterling
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: dmarrow and nsantos. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Mixed Media and Print Making.
George Spencer
"untitled, The Boxing Series"
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: 150, azekria, llcollins, and nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Painting.
Gregg Evans
Mark and I at the Beach (After Brooke Shields)
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: azekria, gb, and nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Photography.
Isaac Aden
How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Bear
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: gb, lmichael, and nsantos. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Sculpture.
Iviva Olenick
Subverting the Pattern
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: hiwasaki and nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Mixed Media.
Jayson Keeling
thoughts and Visions Of A Severed Head (whisper)
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: ahunt, nsantos, pgoodwin, and vcoliver. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Digital and Photography.
John Hanning
I SURVIVED AIDS
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos and pazt. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Digital and Mixed Media.
Katie Cercone
Womb on My Thuggle
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Film/Video, Installation, and Sculpture.
Ken Nintzel
You Are Here
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: 150, nsantos, sdobbin, and snewman. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Installation.
Maya Suess
Survivalist i
Categories: NYC25. Tags: nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Drawing.
Nir Arieli
Austin
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: kfeirtag and nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Photography.
Piotr Bondarczyk
I know, You didn't ask but... (2 version)
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: hiwasaki, lross, and nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Mixed Media and Sculpture.
Regi Mueller
Move
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Installation and Sculpture.
Ronny Quevedo
Siembro Una Rosa Blanca Pa'ti
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: aschwartz, bdanderson, cvassallo, lomensah, and nsantos. borough: Bronx. Art Medium: Print Making.
Sean Paul Gallegos
Acoma Water Carrier I, Acoma Skeuomorph, Acoma Olla- the vessel
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos. borough: Bronx. Art Medium: Installation, Photography, and Sculpture.
Shen Wei
Bubble
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: ebecker, nsantos, and pazt. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Film/Video.
Stephanie Keith
Allistair "Born Star" Campell
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: kfeirtag, llcollins, and nsantos. borough: Brooklyn. Art Medium: Photography.
Tracy Deer
Hands on Hips
Categories: Curate NYC. Tags: nsantos. borough: Manhattan. Art Medium: Painting.