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
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Nayda Collazo-Llorens

"Circa 1978" (2001)


Painter, graphic and digital artist, video artist, and creator of site-specific installations and art “interventions.” Collazo earned her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1990, and her MFA from New York University in 2002. In that latter year New York University also awarded her the Jack Goodman Prize for art and technology. She has done several residencies in art, among them the Harvestworks Program in New York (2000), and has won prizes in several competitions inside and outside Puerto Rico. In recent years she has done public “interventions” in San Juan and New York, where she currently makes her home. She works with the concepts of time and memory and with the contradiction between the inner, spiritual experience and the outer experience of the city and its chaos. She makes use of symbols, the repetition of images, and numbers to describe the fragmented and intangible nature of information-processing by the human mind, one of her main conceptual interests.