Edra Soto: The Whitney Museum of American Art hosts an exhibition featuring Puerto Rican artists in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria.
The work of 15 of those artists was brought together in what is already the first academic exhibition focused on Puerto Rican art organized by a major U.S. museum in half a century. It is called "There Is No Post-Hurricane World: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria," and it will be on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art, noted for its spectacular collection of modern and contemporary American art.
Edra Soto: At the Whitney, Puerto Rican Artists Reflect on the Tragedy and Transformation of Hurricane Maria
The first major survey of contemporary Puerto Rican art in nearly half a century, “no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria” at the Whitney is a seminal event in the history of the self-proclaimed museum of American art. Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the category-four storm that hit Puerto Rico in 2017, the show brings together 20 artists who actively interrogate the tragedy and transformation realized by Hurricane Maria.
Edra Soto: Puerto Ricans Expand The Scope Of ‘American Art’ At The Whitney
Edra Soto "ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21" for El Museo Del Barrio
Curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator Rodrigo Moura; Curator, Susanna V. Temkin; and Guest Curator, Elia Alba
El Museo del Barrio presents ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, the museum’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art featuring more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico. Originally planned for Fall 2020, the show has been reconceived and expanded as a yearlong initiative, the exhibition debuts summer 2020 with online projects followed by an onsite exhibition in Las Galerías (Galleries) opening Spring 2021. Related public programs featuring curators, artists, invited scholars and other guests will take place throughout the year.
ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21 is made possible by The Jacques & Natasha Gelman Foundation. Leadership support is provided by The Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Commissioned works are made possible by Tony Bechara. Major funding is provided by Morgan Stanley and The Lenore G. Tawney Foundation. Generous funding is provided by The Cowles Charitable Trust and La Trienal Council: Craig Robins and Jackie Soffer, and The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation. Additional support is provided by The El Museo Fund.
Brittany Nelson and Edra Soto at Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts has announced the fifty artists and collaboratives who have been awarded into their renowned Artist in Residence program for 2017, including two Morgan Lehman artists, Brittany Nelson and Edra Soto. Nelson, Soto, and the other practitioners will be supported by Headlands' fully-sponsored live-in residencies "designed to sustain their artistic process."