• El tiempo se detiene

    “El tiempo se detiene*”

    Dimensions 24"x 48"
    Category Photography
    Medium Lambda print on sintra
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Time stops
  • Generative Story-lines: Memories

    “Generative Story-lines: Memories”

    Date 2010
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Video
    Medium Interactive video: Computer, Max/Msp, IR-distance sensor, speakers and electronic devices
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Composition for a lonely arm

    “Composition for a lonely arm”

    Date 2010
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Video
    Medium Computer, Max/Msp, infrared camera and speakers
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Toby, the annoying noise box

    “Toby, the annoying noise box”

    Date 2009
    Dimensions 10"x 10"
    Category Installation
    Medium Electronic devices
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Drown the artist

    “Drown the artist”

    Date 2009
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Installation
    Medium Glass, straws, ink, video screen, computer, electronic devices
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Instrument for a Floating Dock

    “Instrument for a Floating Dock”

    Date 2010
    Dimensions 40"x 10"
    Category Installation
    Medium Wood, amplifier, nylon strings, electronics and floating dock
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • Con discreción

    “Con discreción*”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Installation
    Medium Wood and amplifier
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Ponce Collection
    Acknowledgement * Title Translation: With discretion
  • La ciudad vacía

    “La ciudad vacía*”

    Date 2011
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Installation
    Medium Medio mixto, sonido
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: The Empty City
  • Instrument for Unsent Letters

    “Instrument for Unsent Letters”

    Date 2010
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Installation
    Medium Five, string instruments made out aluminum, electronics devices, nylon strings and speakers
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
  • El tiempo se detiene
  • Generative Story-lines: Memories
  • Composition for a lonely arm
  • Toby, the annoying noise box
  • Drown the artist
  • Instrument for a Floating Dock
  • Con discreción
  • La ciudad vacía
  • Instrument for Unsent Letters

Rebecca Adorno

San Juan, PR,1985

Biography Details

Photographer, creator of installations, videographer and developer of sound art and new media. Obtained a bachelor’s in Art from Universidad de Puerto Rico in 2008 and a Masters from the School of Visual Arts in 2010. Her fortes are sound, installations and video art, also practices photography. Currently lives and works in New York. Although she considers herself a visual artist, she believes that when the viewer is given the opportunity to experience art through sound, a deeper connection between the work and the viewer is established.

Artist Statement

As an installation artist, I seek to explore human relations and their social context by means of sound structures, which merge audio and/or visual landscapes with narrative storytelling. In my work, narrative can be addressed as a signifier of both, personal and public spaces, which are reconfigured by the deconstruction and specialization of story lines. Thus, textual sound and space are connected in a way in which space represents sound as something visible, and sound represents space as something audible. By creating compositions that re-arrange pre-recorded sounds with narrative fragments, my installations engage the viewer in a conceptual and musical discourse, which emphasizes aural privacy and our aesthetic sense of space. I feel strongly that the source and the process by which these soundscapes are created are as important, if not more so, than their aesthetic presentation.

Rebecca Adorno, 2014

Source: www.rebeccaadorno.com 

Formation

Education

2010

  • Masters of Visual Arts. School of Visual Arts, New York, United States

2008

  • Bachelor of Arts. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2011

  • La ciudad vacía, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada

Group Shows

2011

  • Instrumento para espacios vacios, Studio Anise, Soho, New York, United States

2010

  • Instrument for Unsent Letters, Harvestworks, New York, United States
  • Shake Outttttt 3: The Sea Giveth, The Sea Taketh Away, Marina 59, Far Rockaway, New York, United States
  • Instrument for Unsent Letters. MFACA Thesis show, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, United States

2009

  • PQ1213, La 15, San Juan Puerto Rico
  • VIBA Festival, ThisIsNotAGalery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • User Generated, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, United States
  • First Video Art cycle, Galería 356, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008

  • With Discretion/Con Discreción, Site Specific Sound Installation, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Sound Art Fair, La Respuesta, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Photoimagen, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • La incoherencia de lo coherente, CIRCA 2008, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Feria, =Desto, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sin Gasolina, Área, lugar de proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico
  • Bastardos, Galería Petrus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • CIRCA 2007, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Colectivo ANGORA, Zona Industrial, Caguas, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Hazaña Sardónica, Área, lugar de proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico
  • 8track Audio Project, =Desto, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2011

  • Artistic Residence. Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada

2010

  • Award. Paula Rhodes Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, United States

2009

  • Scholarship. Academic Excellence Scholarship, MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, United States

2008

  • Artistic Residence. Área, lugar de proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Books

Nogueras, Celina. Frescos: 50 artistas puertorriqueños menores de 35. San Juan, PR: Muuaaa, 2010. pp. 350.

 

Newspapers

García Benítez, Mariana. “Nueve expresiones” Primera Hora (San Juan, PR), 2 de agosto de 2007, pp. 72-73.


Moreno Villareal, María. “Retrato del Pasado”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 3 de octubre de 2008, pp.64-65.

 

Magazines

Glaser, Brian. “Hear Here”. Visual Arts Journal 17, no. 2, 2009, p.64.