Chemi Rosado-Seijo, ‘Untitled (from History on Wheels series)’, 2017, ICI: Benefit Auction 2017

“With a focus on wit and community development, Chemi Rosado-Seijo creates interdisciplinary projects that link architecture to the surrounding urban landscape, bridge work to social action, and reunite art with its history.”
— Creative Time

Puerto Rican artist Chemi Rosado-Seijo describes himself as a “socially engaged collaborator, a community-based cultural activist, and an artist who makes paintings and collages from life at specific sites”. Untitled (2017) is part of an ongoing series, Historia sobre Ruedas (History on Wheels), which traces a long-term engagement with skateboard culture. In 2005, Rosado-Seijo partnered with Art in General to map Manhattan from the perspective of a skateboarder, re-drawing the city in terms of its ideal skating sites.

Rosado-Seijo recently received the prestigious Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship. His site-specific community interventions were included in the 2002 and 2017 Whitney Biennials.
—Courtesy of ICI

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Embajada, San Juan

Embajada, San Juan
Artist's studio

About Chemi Rosado-Seijo

Puerto Rican, b. 1973, Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, based in San Juan and Naranjito, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

New York, NY, United States,
The 2017 Whitney Biennial