Mexico City

Óscar Sánchez Gómez, untitled, 2001, gelatin silver print, 16 × 20". From “The Seropositive Files (Visualizing HIV in Mexico).”

Óscar Sánchez Gómez, untitled, 2001, gelatin silver print, 16 × 20". From “The Seropositive Files (Visualizing HIV in Mexico).”

Mexico City

“The Seropositive Files (Visualizing HIV in Mexico)”

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC)
Insurgentes Sur 3000 Centro Cultural UniversitarioDelegación Coyoacán
February 1–May 31, 2020

Curated by Sol Henaro and Luis Matus

The Mexican government’s recent reforms on drug procurement have highlighted that HIV education, treatment, and prevention in the country remain inadequate, as the virus continues to affect a significant portion of the population. More importantly, the sociocultural impact of HIV/AIDS has also stagnated in the national imagination. The exhibition “The Seropositive Files (Visualizing HIV in Mexico)” aims to address this imbalance. In its five thematic sections, visitors will be able to see some two hundred documentaries, artworks, records, and mass-media materials created since the 1970s that will illuminate the differences in medical, governmental, civilian, and artistic responses to the virus. The show will be complemented by a publication and a series of public programs involving artists and other cultural practitioners.