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‘There is an art to science, and a science in art;
the two are not enemies,
but different aspects of the whole.’
– Issac Asimov


NAPWHA is delighted to launch ‘HIV Science as Art’, bringing together 12 pieces of world-class HIV science revisioned through the prism of 12 artists living with HIV from around the world! This unique project is the first of its kind and the artwork and scientific manuscripts will be on display leading up to and during IAS 2023, the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science, which is being held in Brisbane from 23-26 July 2023.

This initiative is raising money for people living with HIV in the Asia Pacific region through the sale of high quality, limited prints during the exhibition and the auction of the original art after the exhibition has closed.

Do you know any artists living with HIV? Are you an artist living with HIV? Submit your expression of interest and portfolio below.

Deadline for submissions is 15 January 2023.

IAS 2023: 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science, July 2023.

Supported by a team of international artistic and scientific curators, the exhibition will feature the selected cutting edge basic, clinical, implementation and prevention science in HIV for discussion at the conference. The science will be re-envisioned by a selection of artists living with HIV from across the Asia/Pacific region and around the world.

The original pieces of artwork will be available by auction after the conference. Additionally, a limited number of prints signed by both the artist and scientific team will be available for purchase during the July conference. All funds raised through this project will be distributed back to HIV community efforts supporting people living with HIV across the Asia/Pacific region.

Abstract submissions are now open for for the conference. Find out more.

What people are saying about HIV Science as Art

“From the earliest days of HIV/AIDS, Australia has had a proud history of working in partnership to bring about meaningful actions to fight HIV and the myths and misconceptions about the disease. This innovative is a continuation of our commitment that that practice.”
– Scott Harlum, NAPWHA President

“Art can help unite people and amplify our collective efforts’ in the HIV response. IAS – the International AIDS Society is proud to support the Science as Art project at IAS 2023 and is thrilled that all proceeds will support HIV programmes in the Asia/Pacific region.”
– Sharon Lewin, IAS President.

“As an artist and person living with HIV, this project speaks to the transformative power of both art and science. We are looking for artists living with HIV from around the world who create work in any medium to come forward to take part in this exciting project.”
– Jessica Whitbread, member of the HIV Science as Art artistic curation team on the project and civil society representative on the conference coordinating committee for IAS 2023

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