“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