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Manual Graft, 2016

Metallic adhesive or decal, denim clothing, drafting tools, voluneers and assitstantsor (or a variation of these materials)
Sometimes presented as a performance.

Iron rejas became ubiquitous in the architecture of post-war Puerto Rico due to the security they provided and their ability to allow for cross ventilation. Today, these iron rejas are viewed not so much as a protection device, but as a language that pertains to the island’s visual culture.

As part of an ongoing exploration of these design elements, Manual GRAFT, an architectural intervention that ocationally arrives as a process-based experience that unfolds in front of the viewers, unveiling the artistic process.

Architectural interventions:

+ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art for MONARCHS: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, curated by Risa Puleo, photos by EG Schempf

+Blue Star Contemporary for MONARCHS: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, curated by Risa Puleo

+Towson University Center for the Arts Gallery for Isla: Regarding Paradise curated by Jackie Mila

+UIC Gallery 400 for Traduttore, Traditore curated by Karen Greenwalt and Katja Rivera

+University Galleries of Illinois State University for solo exhibition Manual GRAFT curated by Kendra Paitz. Performance photo documentation by Daniel Hojnacki. Gallery documentation by Jason Judd

+Arts Club of Chicago, Mies van der Rohe staircase window for the Centennial Open House curated by Janine Mileaf. Photo documentation by Daniel Hojnacki

+Defibrillator Gallery window, created as part of the fifth annual RAPID PULSE International Performance Arts Festival

+Riverside Art Center for Material Normal Monumental curated by Alberto Aguilar

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