Curriculum Vitae

EXHIBITIONS

2022— “Food in New York Bigger than the Plate,” Museum of the City of New York, NY

2019— “Messages to go” Fourth Arts Block New York City, NY

2018— “Messages to go” curated by Anna Harsanyi, Cuchifritos, New York, NY  

2015— “Vine pa’ echar candela”, curated by Johanna Fernandez and Yasmin Ramirez, as part of ¡Presente!  The Young Lords in New York, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY

2014—“Make Things (Happen)” curated by Deb Willis, Hank Willis Thomas, and Christine Wong Yap at Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging Galleries, NY

2012— “Oceans/Golden Teardrop (Thong Yod)” collaboration with Arin Rungjang, curated by CEC Artslink and The Point CDC, Bronx, NY

2011—“When the Bronx was Burning, Casa Amadeo was holding it down”, collaboration with Action Club and Elizabeth Hamby, curated by Chad Stayrook for Shifting Communities series at Bronx River Art Center, NY

2011—“The S Files” Biennial, The Street Files, curated by Elvis Fuentes, Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, and Trinidad Fombella, El Museo del Barrio, NY

2011—“Barri-o-rama, EAsT Harlem Project” Curated by Christine Licata, Taller Boricua, NY

2010—“Transmit-Transit” curated by Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx NY

PUBLIC ART & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS

2013—18 “Boogie on the Boulevard” in collaboration with Elizabeth Hamby and community partners, Bronx NY

2012—“Mind the Gap/La Brecha”, in collaboration with Elizabeth Hamby and The Laundromat Project, Bronx NY

2012—”Street Cartographies”, Art in Odd Places, in collaboration with Elizabeth Hamby, curated by Edwin Ramoran, Christine Licata, Raquel De Anda, New York.

2012—”Boogie Down Rides Bicycling Project” in collaboration with Elizabeth Hamby, Bronx NY

2012—”Conversing Bricks Immigrant Monument” at Hostos Community College Memorial Plaza, Bronx NY

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015—”Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial” co-curator with Laura Napier, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2013— “Process and Progress: Brooke Singer, SLO Architecture, NYC Department of City Planning, 596 Acres, Bronx River Art Center’s Teen Project Studio”, at the Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2013—”Process and Progress “The Bronx River” in collaboration with Elizabeth Hamby, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2009—”Refashioning Moda (a tribute)”, curated by Sandra Skurvida, Bronx NY, and Apex Art

PUBLICATIONS

2019— “Telling Totes at the Essex Street Market”, essay, The City Amplified, Oral histories and radical archives, New York, NY

2018—”Tengo Puerto Rico en mi corazón: The Young Lords between the streets and the imaginary, by Daniel R Quiles, from “A Multiple Community Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_VideoBrasil” São Paulo, Brazil

2015— “Different Strokes for Different Folks: Art and the market in the Bronx”, essay, Bronx Calling, The Third AIM Biennial catalog, Bronx, NY

2015— “Different Strokes for Different Folks, Art in the Bronx”, essay, Colección Patricia Phelps de 

Cisneros, New York, NY

2013— “Sarah Sze”, interviewed by The Bronx Museum of the Arts Teen Council, video, Bronx, NY                            

2013—”Latoya Ruby Frazier”, interviewed by The Bronx Museum of the Arts Teen Council, video, Bronx, NY

2012— “Funky Fresh”, Center For Urban Pedagogy and College Now, book, Bronx, NY         

2011— “Share, Where? A look into Fair Share in NYC”, Center For Urban Pedagogy and College Now, book, Bronx, NY

2010— “Joe Conzo”, interviewed by The Bronx Museum of the Arts Teen Council, DVD, Bronx, NY

2010— “Who Benefits from Community Benefits Agreements at the Kingsbridge Armory”, poster, Center For Urban Pedagogy and College Now, Bronx, NY

2009— “I Have a Basement Apartment. Now what?” book, Center For Urban Pedagogy and College Now,  Queens, NY

2009— “I Heart East New York”, Center For Urban Pedagogy and Brooklyn College Community Partnership,  book and soundtrack, Brooklyn, NY

2004—Un Portafolio Fotográfico Comunitario, nuestro país visto por su gente, Proyecto de Comunicación, TUTV, San Juan, PR

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2022— Artist Employment Program grant from Creatives Rebuild New York, NY

2022— SU-CASA, New York City Council, Department of Cultural Affairs, Department for the Aging, New York, NY

2018— Honorary Padrino, Three Kings Day Parade, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2014— The Harbor Residency, Beta Local, San Juan, PR

2013— Shift Residency, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2013— Hunts Point Homes Residency, Pepatián, Bronx, NY

2013— Core 77 Award Educational Initiative, for collaboration with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York, NY

2012— One Big City, CEC Artslink, New York, NY

2012— Create Change Artist Residency, The Laundromat Project, NY

2012— Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund, Bronx, NY

2008— Immigrant Artist Program, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2008— Night School, New Museum, New York, NY

2006— The HSP Huygens Scholarship Programme for International Students, NUFFIC, Netherlands

1998— Presidential Scholarship, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR

WORK EXPERIENCE

Artist-in-Residence, THE POINT Community Development Corporation, Bronx, NY – 2022 –

Consultant, Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York, New York, NY – 2021 –

Adjunct Lecturer, The New School, New York, NY – 2021 –

Director of Programs, The Laundromat Project, New York, NY – 2015 – 2021

Curator of Education, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx NY – 2013 – 2015

Curator, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx NY – 2012 – 2013

Media Lab Manager and Educator, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY – 2007- 2013

Adjunct Lecturer, Hostos Community College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY – 2010 – 2012

Teaching Artist, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Brooklyn, NY – 2009 – 2012

Teaching Artist, Puerto Public Broadcasting Corporation, San Juan, PR – 2003-2005

VOLUNTEER

Board Member, Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY), New York, NY  2018 – present

Greenway Team Co-chair, Bronx River Alliance, Bronx, NY 2013 – 2017

EDUCATION        

Coro Leadership New York Participant, New York, NY – 2020 – 2021

St. Joost School of Art & Design, Breda, The Netherlands – MFA, 2007

University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico – BA 2002

Hunter College C.U.N.Y., New York, USA, Exchange Student, 1998-99        

San Juan Student Art League, San Juan, Puerto Rico – studio art courses, 1995-97