Chemi Rosado-Seijo
Puerto Rico

Chemi Rosado-Seijo is a socially engaged artist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since 2002, he has worked with residents of the El Cerro community, a neighborhood south of San Juan, to present public art projects, workshops, and other community initiatives. In 2006, together with legendary skateboarder Roberto “Boly” Cortez, they inaugurated La Perla’s Bowl, a sculpture built with residents of San Juan’s La Perla community that functions as both a skate ramp and a pool. From 2009 to 2013, Rosado-Seijo organized exhibitions in his apartment in Santurce, creating a center for meeting and exchange in the Puerto Rican contemporary art scene. Since 2014 he has organized the annual La Perla Portrait Kite Festival, a community event for making and flying kites over the Atlantic coastline. His first solo exhibition in the US, Chemi Rosado-Seijo: Communities in Motion/Comunidades en Movimiento, opened at Georgetown University in January 2020.