curious.conscious.creator.

VASILIOS PAPAPITSIOS

1991 Born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Education

2014 Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Concentration: Media Production

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Concentration: Visual & Cultural Studies

Exhibitions

2019 Through Positive Eyes, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2018 MIX NYC 30th Queer Experimental Festival, Brooklyn, New York

POS·I·TIV·I·TY, Art Share-LA, Los Angeles, California

LA Queer Bienniel III, NAVEL, Los Angeles, California

Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism, ONE Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2017 Viral Illumination 001, NAVEL, Los Angeles, California

HIV/irl project, Le Petit Versailles/Allied Productions Inc., Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York, New York

Curious L.A.- Party With A Purpose, The Mid-City Arthouse, Los Angeles, California

Pink Noise, LACDA, Los Angeles, California

#RESIST Gallery, ArtShare-LA/ Outfest Presents, Los Angeles, California

M a r i c o t e c a, estudio teorema, Guadalajara, Mexico

PROUD, Studio Door, San Diego, California

Touch Me Cut Me Feel Me, S+S Project, Honey’s Brooklyn, New York,

New York

Women on the Verge of Agency: The Muse, ArtSpace Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

2016 QUEER, ILL, + OKAY, Oracle Theatre, Chicago, Illinois 

Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found, Arts on Site, New York, New York

2015 Y’all Come Back: Stories of Queer Southern Migration, National Queer Arts Festival, LGBT Center, San Francisco, California

2014 Coming In, Hanes Art Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

UNstraight Art, Durham Arts Place, Durham, North Carolina

Publications

2019 Men We Love, MEL 

2017 estuaries #1: reconciling the queer south

Hand Job: Femme Armor, Issue 3

2016 AIDS OS Y 10.11.6, Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found

2015 I Don’t Do Boxes, Issue 3

2014 I Don’t Do Boxes, Issue 2

Press

2018 Finster, Tierney. “I Have HIV. My Partner Doesn’t” MEL Magazine

2017 INTO Editors. “Meet The Creators of ‘Viral Illumination’ –And Then Come Party With Us” INTO

INTO Editors. “Here’s How To Buy Some Art and Support The Decriminalization of HIV+ Folks” INTO

St. James, James. “ To Do, Wednesday: Ongina Hosts Viral Illumination 001” The WOW Report

VA staff. “Allied Productions Presents AIDS OS Y Version 10.11.6” Visual AIDS

2016 Varisco, Joseph. “Queer, Ill, & Okay: Artists write to their former selves on World AIDS Day” OUT Magazine

2015 Danziger, Josie. “Inside the Glamorous, Judgement-Free World of Love Bailey and her Savages” Bullett Media

James Michael Nichols. “‘Psychic’ Coming-Of-Consciousness Party Curators Sit Down With Huffpost Gay Voices” Huffington Post

2014 Hjerpe, Katie. “UNC students criticize racial history of building names” The Daily Tar Heel

Grants and Awards

2017 Juror’s Award, PROUD Exhibition, San Diego, California


Curatorial Projects

2017 Viral Illumination 001, featuring Xena Ellison, Ben Cuevas, Leo Herrera, Domonique Echeverria, Saturn Rising, Nicholas Burton, Daniel Opdahl, John Moletress

Upcoming Projects


2019 Feeling Fuckable