• De la Historia sobre ruedas (A Pollok)

    “De la Historia sobre ruedas (A Pollok) *”

    Category Painting
    Medium Skateboard brands on Masonite and acrylic
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: About history on wheels (for Pollok)
  • El trampolín

    “El trampolín *”

    Date 2000
    Dimensions 4'x 3'
    Category Photography
    Medium Springboard, c-print
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: The springboard
  • In Memoriam (a los no graduandos)

    “In Memoriam (a los no graduandos) *”

    Date 2001
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Photography
    Medium C- print, color print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: In Memoriam (to non-graduates)
  • El Cerro

    “El Cerro *”

    Date 2001- present
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Photography
    Medium C- print, color print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: The Hill
  • De la Historia sobre ruedas  (Ex-Teresa)

    “De la Historia sobre ruedas (Ex-Teresa) *”

    Date 2002
    Dimensions 4'x 8'
    Category Installation
    Medium Wood, screws, acrylic, and skateboard brands on Masonite
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: About history on wheels (Ex-Teresa)
  • La Historia sobre ruedas (ensayo)

    “La Historia sobre ruedas (ensayo) *”

    Date 2003
    Dimensions Variables
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Book and wheels
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: History on wheels (essay)
  • Tapando para ver

    “Tapando para ver *”

    Date 1999
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Installation
    Medium Wood, metal and charcoal on newspaper clippings
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 20th Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Covering up to see
  • La flexible

    “La flexible *”

    Date 2004
    Category Video
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: The flexible
  • Urinal de la esquina (a Marcelo)

    “Urinal de la esquina (a Marcelo) *”

    Date 2005
    Dimensions Variable measurements
    Category Installation
    Medium Urinal, pipe and c-print
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Corner’s urinal (for Marcelo)
  • De la Historia sobre ruedas (A Pollok)
  • El trampolín
  • In Memoriam (a los no graduandos)
  • El Cerro
  • De la Historia sobre ruedas  (Ex-Teresa)
  • La Historia sobre ruedas (ensayo)
  • Tapando para ver
  • La flexible
  • Urinal de la esquina (a Marcelo)

Chemi Rosado Seijo

Vega Alta, PR, 1973

Biography Details

Painter, video, installation, construction, and performance artist, creator of interventions. Obtained a Bachelor Degree at the Puerto Rico School of Visual Arts in 1977. He has taken part in such local and international events 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. He creates multimedia projects that attempt to bring daily life to contemporary art and propose alternative readings of the political and social situation. Currently he is interested in exploring the parallels between skateboarding and contemporary art and in producing an alternative map of the urban geometry from the skateboarding point of view. To do this, he uses documentaries and public “interventions,” such as his exhibit of sheets of plywood taken from skateboarding ramps, the skateboard marks taken as equivalents of Jackson Pollock’s drip painting technique.

Artist Statement

My work consists of community-based interventions linked to and suggestive of the site where they have been developed.   Mostly, it reflects my interest in socially engaged art and collaborations by juxtaposing architecture with the urban landscape, art with social action, and art with its history.

Often my art works, projects or interventions are set and/or developed on the communities that have inspired said works, projects or interventions. This, in turn, seeks to involve the people living in the communities with the actual (art) project. This “interweaving” of the communities that has inspired my work, intends to pay tribute to the people and the location where they have formed their communities.  Likewise, my work aspires to exalt and/or draw attention to the already existing beauty of the place through the creation and depiction of a hyper reality that would bring together people from different social classes, the bureaucratic institutions and cultural agencies with those whom they are supposed to serve and/or affect, and those who, otherwise, wouldn’t come together.

 

Chemi Rosado-Seijo

Source: http://www.chemirosado-seijo.com/statement

Formation

Education

1997

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts. Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2013

  • On the Media, El Cerro Leftovers, & 365 Days in the Tropical Rain Forest: Studio Work From the Past 3 Years, Galería Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 173 Days in the Tropical Forest Latitude 18º 23’ 26, 88” N. Longitude 66º 22.93” W. BO. Maricao, Vega Alta, P.R., Annet Gelink Gallery’s Bakery, Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands

2012

  • Chemi Rosado Seijo - El Cerro, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel

2010

  • Muestra de (S) Obras, Chemi’s Room, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Chemi Rosado Seijo, Galería Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • History on wheels, Art in General, New York, United States

2003

  • El Cerro (documento), Annet Gelink Gallery’s Bakery, Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands

2001

  • El renacimiento del cubo plano, Galería Viota, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

  • Tapando para Ver, Espai 13, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

Group Shows

2013

  • Puerto Rico: Puerta al Paisaje, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • My Brain is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking Process, Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), The 4th Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, South Korea 
  • Panamañana (La piscina/skate/plaza del Figali), Panama City, Panama
  • Chemi Rosado-Seijo en colaboración con... , Sanatorio El Pilar Habitación 203, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala

2012

  • Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, America Latina y el Caribe, El Panal/ The Hive, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Art/Community/Life, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel
  • The Way In, Popular Center, Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011

  • Living as a Form (Social Engage Art), Creative Time, New York, United States
  • El Cerro en El Cerro, Naranjito, Puerto Rico
  • Monopatín, 787 Studios, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010

  • Ultra Puñeta, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala
  • Bienal de Pontevedra, Villagarcia de Arousa, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

2009

  • Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, America Latina y el Caribe, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Circa 09, Tropical Trailers, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008

  • Bibliote-Kart, Cataño Bay Area, Cataño, Puerto Rico
  • From Maricao to NYC, Magnam Projects, New York, United States
  • En sus Marcas…, Sala de las Artes,  Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Contexto puertorriqueño: del rococó colonial al arte global, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Bourn To Be Wild (Fanzine), Bourn, England
  • Habitación Hotel, Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • FACE to FACE, Daros Space, Zurich, Switzerland

2006

  • Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba

2005

  • S-Files, Museo del Barrio, New York, United States
  • Beurs van Berlage, Kleurbeurs, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Bienal de Praga, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Praying Project, Exit Art, New York, United States
  • None of the Above, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Coordenadas del inconsciente, Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Plain Sight, Bloomberg Space, London, England
  • Clear the line, i'm sending myself right now, Pictura, 1774, Dordrecht, Holland
  • Papelería: Ernesto Pujol, Chemi Rosado Seijo, Javier Cambre & Jesús ‘Bubu’ Negrón, Galería Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Island Nations: New Art from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico & the Diaspora, RISD, Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Bienal del Caribe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, America Latina y el Caribe, Instituto de Cultura
  • Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Iconografía, Teorética, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Produciendo realidad, Prometeo Association of Contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy
  • None of the above, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Cincinnati, United States
  • Vietnam, colaboración con alumnos y profesores de Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico, Vietnam, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

2003

  • 24/7, Nueva York / Vilnius, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • We Surrender, Venice, Italy
  • Chemi Rosado Seijo, Jesus ‘Bubu’ Negron & Jose Lerma, Galería Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • No pasa un día..., Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico

2002

  • A Given Circumstance (gestures in situ), University Art Gallery, Glenside, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • La Historia sobre ruedas: studio version, Puerto Rico ‘02 [en ruta], Fortaleza 302, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • El Cerro, Puerto Rico ‘02 [en ruta], El Cerro Community, Naranjito, Puerto Rico
  • Tapando para ver / El Cerro, Whitney Biennial, New York, United States
  • El renacimiento del cubo plano 2, Galería Viota, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • El Cerro, Royal College of Art, London, England
  • El renacimiento del cubo plano 1.5, ARCO 02, Madrid, Spain

2001

  • Tapando para Ver, M&M proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Fónico, Antiguo Hospital de la Concepción, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • El diario / Contra bombardeos de información, ARCO 01, Madrid, Spain

2000

  • Puerto Rico ‘00 [Paréntesis en la ‘ciudad’], M&M proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Un oasis en el Desierto Azul, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • U/topistas, Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Tapando para Ver, Espai 13, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
  • Puerto Rico, Rico Puerto, Que Puerto, Instituto de América de Santa Fe, Granada, Spain
  • Galería la Maquinita, ARCO 00, Madrid Spain; Galería Sala Alternativa, Venezuela
  • Puertos y Costas Ricas, Teorética, San Jose, Costa Rica

1999

  • Juego/Tensión, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2007

  • Residency. Wising Art Centre, Bourn, Cambridge, England

2006

  • Residency. CAC7, PS, Trinidad

2005

  • Residency. Art in General, New York, United States

2002-2004

  • Residency. Fortaleza 302, M&M proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museo Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Artists Pension Trust Collection, New York, United States

Bibliography

Catalogues

En sus marcas…, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2008.

Produciendo realidad, Prometeo Association of Contemporary Art, Lucca, Italia, 2005.

Judith Tannenbaum and René Morales. Island Nations: New Art from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico & the Diaspora, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island, Estados Unidos, 2004.

Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Deborah Cullen and Steven Colmes, None of the Above Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, Estados Unidos, 2004.

Lawrence Rinder, et. al., Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American  Art, Nueva York, Estados Unidos, 2002.

Politi, Giancarlo. Prague Biennale 2, Praga, República Checa, 2005.

None of the Above. Contemporary Works by Puerto Rican Artists, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, Estados Unidos, 2004.

Whitney Biennial 2002.  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Nueva York, Estados Unidos, 2002.

PR'02 [en ruta], M&M proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Octubre 2002

Tapando para ver, M&M proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2002

PR'00 [paréntesis en la ciudad], M&M proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2001

Puerto Rico 02 [en ruta], M&M proyects, 6-12 de octubre de 2002, Editorial Comart, S.L. Madrid.

Newspapers

Medina, Cuauhtémoc. "El Ojo Breve: De Geografías Tropicales". Periódico La Reforma (México), 19 de mayo de 2003, p. 54.

Holland, Cotter. "2002 Whitney Biennial". The New York Times (New York, EU).

Magazines

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.  The Americas Society, Inc.  Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, Issue 68, Vol. 37, No. 1 de mayo de 2004.