Circa 1978
Date 2001
Dimensions 1.06 minutes
Category Video
Medium Digital video
Genre Scenes
Period 21st Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement Gift of the artist and Carlos Rivera

Nayda Collazo-Llorens

"Circa 1978" (2001)


Painter, graphic and digital artist, video artist and creator of installations for specific places and artistic interventions. She earned a BA in 1990 from Massachusetts College of Art and an MA in 2002 from New York University (NYU), both in fine arts. She received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship in 2012 and a Research Fellowship from the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership in 2014. She has completed several art residencies, including the New York Harvestworks Program (2000), and has received awards at various events in and outside of Puerto Rico. In recent years she has made public interventions in San Juan and New York, where she lives. She works with the concepts of time and memory and with the contradiction between the inner, spiritual experience, and the outer experience of the urban and its chaos. She uses symbols and the repetition of images and numbers to describe the fragmented and intangible nature of information processing in the human mind, one of her main conceptual investigations. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Net, Art US, Art Nexus, Art News, Arte al Día International, BOMBlog, and Newcity, among others.