Puerto Rican artist Adal Maldonado has been awarded a prestigious award, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation was founded in 1985, thanks to the generosity of the late abstract expressionist painter Lee Krasner; it strives to help stabilize and to strengthen the careers of artists (and “their personal lives as they do their creative work”). This year the Pollock-Krasner Foundation included photography for the first time in their call for submissions; thus, one of the grantees was photographer Adal Maldonado, better known as ADÁL.
Adal Maldonado was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, in 1948. At an early age, he moved with his family to the United States, where he later began a distinguished career as an artist, distinguishing himself primarily in the world of photography. ADÁL’s work has been exhibited and is found in many collections at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Museé Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Belgium; Lehigh University Art Galleries, Pennsylvania; and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. In Puerto Rico his work is found in the collections of the Puerto Rico Museum of Art [Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico] and Casa Cortés, among others.
In addition, a retrospective of his work is scheduled at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico for 2017. Last month, ADÁL became the campaign manager and co-founder, with Rafa Acevedo and Jose Luis Vargas, of the only political party in Puerto Rico led by artists: Partido Anartista [the Anartist Party].
[Information above based on a press release by Roberto Paradise Gallery (http://robertoparadise.com/)]
For interviews, images, and more information, you may contact Adal Maldonado at (939) 272.3997 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also see http://www.pkf.org/grant.html