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PROUD is an national exhibition of visual arts running from June 2 - 25, 2017 produced by The Studio Door. The exhibit is a precursor to San Diego’s Pride celebrations held in July.

PROUD is an exhibit designed to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) artists in honor of the Stonewall Riots during National Pride Month. Exhibiting artists will present contemporary works that celebrate their unique sense of pride as well as authentic viewpoints from their community. Identity, lifestyle and diversification will be on display.

Warning to those who are easily offended by nudity, human sexuality and political discourse: This exhibit is uncensored and intended for mature audiences.


Juror: Alex Fialho • Visual AIDS Programs Director / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Research and Curatorial Associate • New York City, NY

Alex Fialho, as Programs Director at Visual AIDS, has facilitated projects and conversations around both the history and immediacy of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, utilizing art to maintain HIV/AIDS visibility, consider its legacy, and galvanize contemporary response. Fialho’s extensive oral history interviews will be part of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art’s forthcoming “Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic Oral History Project.” Alex’s interviews include with Gregg Bordowitz, Ron Athey, Carrie Yamaoka, Marguerite Van Cook, Nayland Blake, Gregg Bordowitz, Douglas Crimp, Lia Gangitano, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Bill Jacobson, Jack Pierson, Patrick Moore, Marguerite Van Cook and Carrie Yamaoka. He has presented his research on the art of Glenn Ligon and Keith Haring at the College Art Association and NYU Fales Library. Fialho has co- curated three exhibitions for Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as Research and Curatorial Associate: “Trisha Brown: Embodied Practice & Site-Specificity”; “(Counter)Public Art, Intervention & Performance in Lower Manhattan 1978–1993”; and “Michael Richards: Winged.” He is also a frequent contributor to Artforum.