Chemi Rosado-Seijo: No Comply 180

The art of skater/painter Chemi Rosado-Seijo is founded in community activism.


About Chemi Rosado-Seijo

Painter, video, installation, construction, and performance artist, creator of interventions. Obtained a Bachelor Degree at the Puerto Rico School of Visual Arts in 1977. He has taken part in such local and international events as the Prague Biennial in 2005, the International Painting Biennial in Cuenca, Ecuador, in 2004, and the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2002. From 2002 to 2004 he did a residency at M&M Projects in San Juan, in 2005 at Art in General in New York, and in 2006 at Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA7) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He creates multimedia projects that attempt to bring daily life to contemporary art and propose alternative readings of the political and social situation. Currently he is interested in exploring the parallels between skateboarding and contemporary art and in producing an alternative map of the urban geometry from the skateboarding point of view. To do this, he uses documentaries and public “interventions,” such as his exhibit of sheets of plywood taken from skateboarding ramps, the skateboard marks taken as equivalents of Jackson Pollock’s drip painting technique.

(from the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico)