Forgotten Memories
Date 2001
Dimensions 17 3/4"x 13 3/4"
Category Photography
Medium Silver gelatin print on paper
Genre Scenes
Period 21st Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement Gift of the artist

Adál Maldonado

"Forgotten Memories " (2001)


Photographer, graphic artist, and installation, performance, and alternative artist. Since the seventies, Maldonado has lived in New York City. In 1986 he was artist-in-residence at Light Work, and in 1994 he and poet Pedro Pietri founded the El Puerto Rican Embassy project, based on Eduardo Figueroa’s El Spirit Republic of Puerto Rico (1979). In 2005, Maldonado was a member of the delegation of Puerto Rican artists invited by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture’s Poli/Gráfica Triennial to take part in Impulse: 26th International Graphic Arts Biennial in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with the group show The Print as Metaphor: Puerto Rico in Ljubljana. His work alludes constantly to the phenomenon of the Puerto Rican diaspora in New York, problems of identity, the political status of Puerto Rico, and the perception of Puerto Rico abroad.