Film & Media Screening

Day With(out) Art 2022: Being and Belonging

Free admission

Please note this program will be held at the Yale University Art Gallery.

In recognition of the 2022 Day With(out) Art, the Yale Office of LGBT Resources, the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and Public Humanities at Yale are proud to partner with Visual AIDS to present “Being & Belonging,” a screening of seven short videos highlighting little-told stories from the perspective of artists living with HIV across the world.

The program features newly commissioned work by Camila Arce (Argentina), Davina “Dee” Conner and Karin Hayes (USA), Jaewon Kim (South Korea), Clifford Prince King (USA), Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas (Colombia), Mikiki (Canada), and Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry (México). From navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation, “Being & Belonging” centers the emotional realities of living with HIV today. The videos are a call for belonging from those who have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives. 

The 5:30 pm film screening will be followed by a panel conversation at 6:30 pm with Roderick Ferguson (William Robertson Coe Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Professor of American Studies), Creighton Baxter (Yale MFA 2024, Painting/Printmaking), and Olivia R. Polk (PhD candidate, American Studies, African American Studies, and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies).

Both will be held in person at the Robert L. McNeil Jr., Lecture Hall at the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street. Space is limited. Please see the Gallery's current COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements here.


The panel discussion will be livestreamed through Zoom. Registration required to attend online. To join us for this program, please register here.


Please be advised: This program features content that may not be appropriate for children, or younger viewers. Trigger Warning: intravenous drug use.

Top image
Mikiki, Red Flags, a love letter, 2022. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Being & Belonging