Puerto Rico’s Museum of Contemporary Art [Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC)] presents “Colonial Comfort,” a photography exhibition featuring the work of nine artists from Puerto Rico, and another nine from the United States Virgin Islands. The exhibition was first on view at The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. [Also see previous post Photography Exhibition: “Colonial Comfort” in St. Croix.] “Colonial Comfort” opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 25, 2015, at 7:00pm.
Curated by Lisa Ladner (see more below), “Colonial Comfort” features work by the following artists: ADÁL (Puerto Rico), ae.i.ou (Puerto Rico), Rebecca Zilenziger (Puerto Rico), Marta Mabel Pérez (Puerto Rico), Liza Morales (Puerto Rico), Herminio Rodríguez (Puerto Rico), Mónica Félix (Puerto Rico and New York, USA), Lionel Cruet (San Juan, PR and New York, USA), Denise Bennerson (St. Croix), David Berg (St. Croix), Diane M. Butler (St. Croix), Nicole Canegata (St. Croix), Janet Cook-Rutnik (St. John), Tina Henle (St. Croix), Erik Miles (St. Thomas), Ray Miles (St. Thomas), Herminio Rodríguez (Puerto Rico), Steve Simonsen (St. John), and William Stelzer (St. John)
For more information, you may call (787) 977-4030, extension 228. The MAC is located in Rafael María de Labra Historical Building at the corner of Ponce de León and Roberto H. Todd Avenues (Stop 18) in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Lisa Ladner was born 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland of Puerto Rican mother and Swiss father. She holds a diploma of advanced studies in gender studies and culture from Zurich University of the Arts. She is known as a communications specialist, freelance curator, and founder of El Status – Independent Platform for Contemporary Puerto Rican Art, www.el-status.com. She founded the Puerto Rican Sound Art Fair (FAS) which earned an award by AICA-PR in the category “Interdisciplinary Projects” in 2014. She is the co-founder of El Pulguero de los Artistas [The Artists’ Flea Market] an alternative art fair organized in San Juan in 2008 and 2010. She has curated more than 20 exhibitions in Switzerland, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, focusing mainly on contemporary art and photography, but also on design. In CMCArts she co-curated the exhibition “Daily Strife” in 2009, and participated in “Facing Locality,” curated by Luis Camnitzer in 2009. In addition, she is an independent entrepreneur, researcher and cultural activist, and divides her time between Zurich (where she lives with her daughter) and San Juan.