Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Hace Sentido / Makes Sense Hace Sentido / Makes Sense

Hace Sentido / Makes Sense

Peter Fend

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 06/16/2018 – 08/18/2018

Organized by TVGOV stakeholder (Sofia Bastidas) and Alaina Claire Feldman Peter Fend has studied the topography and oceanography of nearly every part of the world, organizing terrain according to water systems rather than geopolitical boundaries. He believes that most historical patterns of migration, ideology, sovereignty, militarization and industry are determined by and organized around saltwater

TVGOV, ¿DISTRITOS ECO-TAX?. Maps and ink on paper. 41.5 X 62 inches. Image courtesy of Embajada. Vieques. Maps and ink on paper. 4 X 8 inches. Image courtesy of Embajada Waterwheel Prototype, 2018 (as interpreted by collaborators from TVGOV and Embajada). Wood, plastic spoons, screws, rebar, electrical wiring and battery. 17 X 10.5 X 10

La casa de Dalton

La casa de Dalton

Dalton Gata

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 03/31/2018 – 06/02/2018

Embajada presents La casa de Dalton, the first solo exhibition by Caribbean artist Dalton Gata with the gallery. The title of the exhibition describes an immersive installation showcasing the diversity of Gata’s practice. This includes a selection of drawings, video, assemblage, paintings and for the first time, photographs. The installation mirrors the accumulation, collection, and decoration

Dalton Gata, La casa de Dalton, 2018. Installation view. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Embajada Dalton Gata, La casa de Dalton, 2018. Installation view. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Embajada Dalton Gata, La casa de Dalton, 2018. Installation view. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Embajada Embajada presenta La Casa de Dalton, la primera exhibición solista

PM

PM

Curated by Christopher Rivera

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 01/27/2018 – 03/17/2018

PM POST-MARIA PRETTY-MUCH PARTICULAR-MATTER POST-MATERIAL POST-MORTEM POST-MELANCOLIA POST-MERIDIEM PAST-MORNING PHASE-MODULATION PRICE-MATCH PURE-MATH PROJECT-MISSION PROTOTYPE-MODEL POST-MASTER PAY-MASTER POST-MODERNIST PRODUCT-MANAGER POCKET-MONSTER PUSH-MONEY PERPETUAL-MOTION POLICE-MAGISTRATE POLICE-MISCONDUCT PURPOSE-MADE PUSH-ME PHONE-ME PERFORMANCE-MEASUREMENT PRIVATE-MESSAGE PHYSICAL-MEDIUM PERMANENT-MEMORY PRINTED-MATTER POPULAR-MECHANICS POWER-MODULE Artists: Rebecca Adorno, Amara Abdal Figueroa, Radamés Juni Figueroa, Frances Gallardo, Daniel Lind Ramos, Natalia Martínez, Manuel Mendoza, Joel Yoyo Rodriguez, Lorraine Rodriguez,

Gabriella Torres Ferrer, Valora tu mentira americana, 2018. Dimensions variable. Photo courtesy: Raquel Pérez Puig Yiyo Tirado, Sin fín, 2018. Plastic gasoline tanks and metal electrical wire, 90 x 9.5 x 121 inches. Photo courtesy: Raquel Pérez Puig Radamés Juni Figueroa, Natalia Martínez, PM, Installation view, 2018. Photo courtesy: Raquel Pérez Puig PM POST-MARÍA POR-MUCHO PARTICULAR-MATERIA POST-MATERIAL

One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy-one Rides One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy-one Rides

One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy-one Rides

Chemi Rosado Seijo

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 06/03/2017 – 08/05/2017

One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy-one Rides continues Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s long-term engagement with skateboarding. For the exhibition Rosado-Seijo creates an immersive installation of urban geometric mappings evoking minimalist canons. Each panel is composed by affixing adhesive to the wheels of his skateboard, tracing his rides, and mounting the strips of tape containing smudges and detritus

Chemi Rosado-Seijo, One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy One Rides, 2017. Installation View. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan. Chemi Rosado-Seijo, La Habana (Video Still), from the History on Wheels series, 2015. 43 min. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan. Chemi Rosado-Seijo, ART ROUGH AGES (from the series: History on Wheels), 2012 – 2015. Book, mounted wheels. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan Mil

Tlalotlicuetlan Tlalotlicuetlan

Tlalotlicuetlan

Claudia Peña Salinas

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 04/01/2017 – 05/27/2017

Embajada presents Tlalotlicuetlan, the first solo exhibition by Claudia Peña Salinas at the gallery. For the past several years, Peña Salinas has been doing research about Tlaloc and Chalchiuhtlicue, the male and female Aztec deities of rain and fertility, in an ongoing body of composed of sculpture, images, installation, and video. The exhibition is centered on Peña Salinas’s visits to Mexico, where

Tlaloc, 2013. C-print. Diptych. 36 x 24.5 inches, each 17.5 x 24.5 inches. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan Tlalotlicuetlan (Installation View), 2017. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan Tlachacan (Video Still), 2017. Video. 17 min. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan Embajada presents Tlalotlicuetlan, the first solo exhibition by Claudia Peña Salinas at the gallery. For the past several

359 días en 19 meses 359 días en 19 meses

359 días en 19 meses

Jorge González

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 01/07/2017 – 03/11/2017

Jorge Gonzalez’s recent work serves as a platform for the recuperation of marginalized vernacular material culture in an attempt to produce new narratives between the indigenous and the modern. The ongoing research that informs his practice draws material from the study of botany, ethnology, history, pedagogy, architecture and design. For González’s recent participation in the

Jorge González, 359 dias en 19 meses (359 days in 19 months), 2016. Installation view. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan. Jorge González, After Arklu table chair (detail), 2016. Woven cotton cord on constructed wood. 32.5 x 17.25 x 18 inches. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan. Jorge González, After Villalobos (work in progress), 2016.

Nothing Conceptual: La Meme Era @ La Barra de Paquito Nothing Conceptual: La Meme Era @ La Barra de Paquito

Nothing Conceptual: La Meme Era @ La Barra de Paquito

Jesús 'Bubú' Negrón

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 07/09/2016 – 08/27/2016

Nothing Conceptual: La Meme Era @ La Barra de Paquito presents a series of works by Jesús ‘Bubu’ Negrón pulled from text message exchanges between himself and friend, artist, and collaborator, Radames ‘Juni’ Figueroa. Through this exchange of digital anecdotal imagery, wry commentary is instigated, better known in contemporary culture as the ‘internet meme’. Using this language of contemporary

Nothing Conceptual: La Meme Era @ La Barra de Paquito presenta una serie de trabajos de Jesús ‘Bubu’ Negrón sacados de intercambios por mensaje de texto entre él y su amigo y colaborador, el artista Radamés ‘Juni’ Figueroa. A través de este intercambio de imágenes anecdóticas digitales, se incitan comentarios mordaces, mejor conocidos en la cultura contemporánea como ‘memes

Lean Lean

Lean

Melissa Hopson, Esther Kläs, Linda Matalon & Claudia Peña Salinas

Embajada San Juan, Puerto Rico 04/23/2016 – 06/04/2016

Curated by Elena Tavecchia If an exhibition starts with a diagonal line, where is the horizon? In Matalon’s work, there is a tension between the inside and outside of a line. Peña Salinas questions how artifacts are continuously flowing between space and time. Hopson presents site-specific sculptures that confront the function, form and site of an object with

Curada por Elena Tavecchia La palabra lean tiene un sentido dual, como adjetivo y como verbo: considere lean en lean on to (apoyarse de), y lean en lean meat (carne magra). En un sentido más figurativo, leaning significa inclinarse hacia una posición o un sentir. Muestra una parcialidad, y una tendencia de tipo particular. Inclinarse pudiese implicar abrirse