NEXOS/// Edición Espacio Emergente (EE)
Happy to share a site-specific Sol weaving made for this collective exhibition which features more than 50 Puerto Rican female artists. Curated by Sabrina Ramos Rubén
Opens Friday, March 22 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sala de Exhibiciones Espacio Emergente, Bayamón Pueblo
Topologies of Excess: A Survey of Contemporary Practices from Puerto Rico (read below) continues until the end of the month in San Luis Obispo, California!
Aand… I’m returning to PR to work on a few things, amongst them: La Práctica, a collective exhibition in my birth-town of Bayamón, and assembling publications (NOTAS///Sesiones de Prácticas Compartidas) so I can make these special copies available to you.
¡Felíz Año Nuevo! Lots of movement happening…
Sol Lace Workshop in Zürich
Traveling to Zürich, Switzerland to an Immersive Introduction to Sol Lace Workshop at Anna & Juan.
January 20th 10am-5pm
Hours, sign up info, and more details here
Topologies of Excess: A Survey of Contemporary Practices from Puerto Rico
Grateful and excited to be a part of this collective Exhibition alongside some of my favorite artists and beautiful soulfriends: Jorge Gonzalez, Juan Alberto Negroni, Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, Monica Rodríguez, Mariola Rosario Sofia Gallisá, Amara Abdal Figueroa.
This exhibition was jointly curated by Mariola Rosario and Emma Saperstein at the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California from January 31 – February 27, 2019
Ensayos Libertarios: A reading program and weaving workshop at the Harold J. Miossi Gallery
On January 29th from 2-5pm join me, Jorge González and Mónica Rodríguez for a very special participatory ceremony. We will weave together a large Sol Lace piece using enea fiber while immersing ourselves in some brilliant texts by Luisa Capetillo and engage in contemplative dynamics.
SERmoverHACERtejerRESPIRARsolxsJUNTXS \ maratón de trabajo
Hosting a 9hr experience to be/move/do/weave/breathe alone-together as public programming under the Ivan Illích platform at Beta Local, and as part of my research project during my continued participation in La Práctica.
NOTAS///Sesiones de Práctica Compartida
My first publication is fresh off the press! A compilation of notes, images, mindmaps and quotes from the first Sesiones de Práctica Compartida (Shared Practice Sessions) I hosted in Puerto Rico as part of my ongoing research at La Práctica (Beta Local). This small run was printed with Risograph by the amazing women at La Impresora. Now on to collate and hand-stitch. Will let you know when they are available to order.
arte_FITS.foundation Art In Golf Triennial
Finally presenting the large ephemeral installation I worked on in collaboration with arte_FITS’s grupo Nosotros.
Clausura de exposición: SOL en la S.E.P.
September 29th, 6:30pm at Sala de Exposiciones del Plata, Dorado, PR
Chain Reaction at REM Project Gallery
September 27, 2018 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Calle Canals #204, Santurce, 00907 San Juan, Puerto Rico
arte_FITS.foundation Artist Residency
I’m working on a large installation in collaboration with arte_FITS’s grupo Nosotros that will be presented at their Art in Golf Triennial in November 2018.
Work In Progress Residency
During the month of April, I will be the Artist in Residence at the Textile Arts Center’s Work In Progress Residency. Looking forward to reconnecting with my NY community.
Visit WIP in the Textile Arts Center Manhattan studio during open hours. Artist hours every Saturday, from 2-6PM.
After a loooong cycle of work, limbo, changes, clarity and darkness, hurricanes, surprises, lots of fabric, lots pillows, lots of meditation, movement, and specially a lot of transformation…
I am beyond happy to be able to invite you to see and experience my installation SOL, which is part of the exhibition ‘Parallel Encounters’ (Lexus Grants for Artists 2015, 2016).With works also by Naimar Ramirez Battle, Axel Ruíz, Jaime Crespo, Bobby M Cruz, y Brian Rivera.
SOL is an installation/meditation space, woven using my #handspunrecycledfabricyarn and circular/cyclical body movements inspired the lacemaking technique of Tejido de Soles. Videos and artbook accompany the central piece.
The exhibition will be open to the public from February 17th to May 13th, 2018 at the Bertita and Guillermo L. Martínez Gallery on the 4th floor of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.
I’m sharing my practice/process during mindful-making sessions at Casa del Sargento. We will sit / meditate / breathe / move / stitch for 1.5-3hr sessions, alone/together inside and out of the circle, in silence. Email me if interested in participating.
I get to be in Puerto Rico again! Thanks to the amazing people of Beta Local who have accepted me into their Artist Residency program, La Práctica. I’m looking forward to being back ‘home’, reconnecting to my land, my people, and creating together; especially in these times.
Our studio is at Casa del Sargento, in Calle Sol, Viejo San Juan. Come say hi!
I’m coming to Zürich, Switzerland to teach two special Sol Lace Workshops at Anna & Juan. It is a basic workshop where I guide you through the basic Soles stitches, tell you a bit about their history, and my approach to making them. With the intention of passing on the knowledge and keeping this beautiful craft alive.
Sept. 17th & 18, 2017
Hours, sign up info, and more details here
I will be participating in a performance for Marianne Iten’s exhibition of silk-paintings, furchtlos (Fearless).
The ensamble will be lead by Steve Clorfeine.
August 12 at 17.30 at the courtyard of the Crematorium Nordheim, Käferholzstr. 101, 8046 Zurich
It’s my birthday month, and I just launched mindful making explorations | SOL LACE !
It contains a video + printable PDF guide that will walk you through making a basic piece of Sol lace.
An invitation to slow down, to sit with presence and kindness, while using our hands to craft through this very-old and very-beautiful technique.
I’m offering it for $15+
Looking forward to seeing what you make with it!
Visit mindfulmaking.co to learn more.
I’m teaching another ‘Taller de Soles’ at the beautiful Duduá in Barcelona, Spain. It is a basic workshop where I guide you through the basic Soles stitches, tell you a bit about their history, and my approach to making them. With the intention of passing on the knowledge and keeping this beautiful craft alive.
Feb. 18, 2017 from 10:30am-1:30pm
More details here: http://bit.ly/solesfeb
To sign up: email email@example.com
Wearable piece commissioned for Karen Langevin’s new dance-work AUGUR.
Presented at the Sala Experimental Carlos Marichal, Centro de Bellas Artes (Santurce, PR) December 1-4th.
It is an honor to attend the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival, where I’ll be speaking about my work and the Fashion Revolution movement and attending Q&A sessions to follow screenings of The True Cost Film. September 11-19th, various locations around the island
June + July 2016
I’m teaching two ‘Taller de Soles’ at the beautiful Duduá in Barcelona, Spain. It is a basic workshop where I guide you through the basic Soles stitches, tell you a bit about their history, and my approach to making them. With the intention of passing on the knowledge and keeping this beautiful craft alive.
May 20th and June 30th from 5-8pm
More details here: http://bit.ly/SolesJunio
To sign up: email firstname.lastname@example.org
#handspunrecycledfabricyarn material-gathering/making is on full steam – both in Barcelona (Spain), and Puerto Rico.
I’m documenting the process and interactions/encounters with my #parejasdedeshecho here:
#juntosesmejor. Would love to hear from you!
I have been awarded an Art Grant in Puerto Rico, the Beca Lexus. Bestowed by Lexus in collaboration with Fundación Comunitaria de PR, it funds the production of a piece/project to be presented at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico next year.
It is truly an honor and quite moving to be supported in my home country.
I will be creating an installation, a meditation space, woven using my handspun recycled fiber yarn and inspired the lacemaking technique of Soles. Stay tuned!
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