Tending and Tenderness: Care and Communion Between Pandemics

Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 5pm EST
| 90 min.
Beau Gomez

is a lens-based artist whose practice is informed by ideas, challenges and conversations around cross-cultural narratives, as they relate to positions of queerness and community. His work is grounded in image-making as a conduit between individual and collective experience, giving permission to shared means of learning, nurturing, and renewal. He has exhibited and facilitated community-building practices through various establishments, including Gallery 44, Vu Photo, Artspace Gallery, Reel Asian, Toronto International Film Festival, Asian Community AIDS Services, The 519, and Critical Distance Centre for Curators.

Lírio Nascimento

or Lili, is an artist, producer and psychologist. His research focuses on the intertwining between art and clinical practice, delving into the connections between artistic expression and mental health. With a multidisciplinary approach, Lili combines visual elements, performances and narratives in her works, seeking to uncover the points of convergence between creative expression and good living. Some of his works have already been published in HIV Howler (2018 and 2021 edition), ARTISHOK and recently in DWA Visual AIDS.

Beto Pérez

calls himself joto* and vicho**, and is an artist living and working in the small city of Tlaxcala, Mexico where he organizes events related to HIV culture using art installation, video and performance. His artistic work investigates HIV history beyond the limits of scientific, academic and Western notions of progress. If history is a document, it has to be owned collectively, from poetry, to protest, journals, gardening and more.

*Joto is a derogatory term in Spanish that has been reappropriated by queer community in Mexico.
**Bicho (VIcHo) (Bug) is a form adopted in many countries in Latin America to refer to the seropositive status of people.

Jorge Bordello

Jorge Bordello’s artistic research is interested in the wrinkles between document and fiction, the domestic archive and the national story, the montage of the body and public life. Specifically, he understands audiovisual reclaim as a model of conservation, cataloging and parasitic production. His work has been exhibited in spaces such as the New Museum (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles.), MACBA (Barcelona), Museum of Modern Art (Cuenca), Museu de Arte Moderna (Rio) and Museo Tamayo (Mexico City).


90 min

2024, Symposium