Puerto Rican artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo creates community-based interventions with strong ties to their site of origin. Since 2002, Rosado-Seijo has worked with residents of the El Cerro neighborhood south of San Juan to present public art projects, workshops, and other community initiatives. In 2006, he inaugurated La Perla’s Bowl, a sculpture built with residents of San Juan’s La Perla community that functions as a skateboarding ramp and a pool. Rosado-Seijo also organizes exhibitions in his apartment in Santurce, creating a center for meeting and exchange for the Puerto Rican contemporary art scene.
He has taken part in local and international events such as the Prague Biennial in 2005, the International Painting Biennial in Cuenca, Ecuador, in 2004, and the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2002. From 2002 to 2004 he did a residency at M&M Projects in San Juan, in 2005 at Art in General in New York, and in 2006 at Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA7) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Rosado-Seijo is a graduate of the Puerto Rico School of Visual Arts where he studied with Zilia Sánchez. He will be joined in conversation with Vesela Sretenović, senior curator of modern and contemporary art, and curator of Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island).