Embajada 406 Residency

Rebecca Adorno is a New York-based artist born and raised in Puerto Rico. As an undergrad student, Adorno attempted to study Electrical Engineering, but after three years in the program, she realized that she was bored due to the lack of hands-on experience; therefore she made a significant switch in concentrations to Fine Arts in the University of Puerto Rico. There, she was encouraged to mix her engineering knowledge with her conceptual approach to create art. In 2008, she moved to New York City to pursue an MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts, where she graduated with honors in 2010. Her work has been shown in New York, Montreal, Puerto Rico and is part of the Museum of Ponce’s permanent collection.

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. (the Clemente) is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While
the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multi-cultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.

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