Casa de los Contrafuertes Lecture: Teo Freytes’ “Trayectoria”

Tomorrow, July 19, 2012, at 7:00pm, artist, educator, and activist Teo Freytes will speak about his artistic, professional, and personal trajectory at the Casa de los Contrafuertes art space. This activity will take place at the <I>ndependientes Lecture Room at Casa de los Contrafuertes, located at the corner of San Sebastián and San José Streets in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Teo Freytes is a well-known and prolific artist who lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and whose art practice spans over 30 years. Freytes was one of the first artists to use digital tools as an artistic medium, pioneering net art and media art on the island. He directed the first workshop for digital graphic design and printing, Colibrí Digital Imaging, and was a partner of Digital Media Zone, an early workshop dedicated to graphic design and internet project development. His works are part of the collection of Puerto Rico’s Museum of Contemporary Art [Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, MAC], the Museum of the University of Puerto Rico, and many private collections in Puerto Rico and abrooad. Freytes’ work includes painting, sculpture, photography, engraving, and performance. In recent years he has focused almost mainly on digital art, creating a self-reflexive comment on the construction of images. One of the founders of MSA Experimental Space in San Juan, Freytes also hosted the art blog MSA-Xperimental (see http://msa-x.msa-x.org) for many years. Among his many projects, he is now part of the Casa de los Contrafuertes project team.

For an interview with the artist (in Spanish, by Ozzie Forbes), see

For his recent work, see http://coleccion-maravilla.quimeraeditores.com/?page_id=269 and http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2010/07/teo_freytes_estampa_niuyorquin.php

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