November 6 – December 18, 2015, 3:30-7:00pm daily, Abrazo Interno Gallery.
We would like to express our appreciation to all the people that make BORIMIX BORI-CUBA 2X2 possible. We are very thankful for the public’s response, to the 500 plus people present at the opening reception and all the people that continue visiting the exhibition and requesting private viewing of the show. We would also like to thank the sponsors and all the organization that collaborated with the realization of BORIMIX Festival, which celebrates Puerto Rican Arts and Culture each November. BORI-CUBA 2X2 explores the relationship between the two island nations of Cuba and Puerto Rico and their respective diasporas. Cuba and Puerto Rico have often been referred to as “wings of the same bird,” sharing a strong Taino strand in their pre-Colombian history and common Spanish colonial heritage.
Our sincere appreciation goes to Miguel Trelles, Co-curator of BORI-CUBA 2X2 and Board Member of the Clemente Soto Velez Center for his trust and support. Additionally, we would like to express our gratitude to the staff of the Clemente Soto Velez Center: Jan Hanvik, Executive Director; Dr. Manuel Moran, CEO of Society of the Educational Arts, and Borimix co-creator; Harvey Padilla, Mariana Ortiz, Venues Manager; Yvette Rodriguez, Bookkeeper; Rebecca Weiss, Social Media Manager; Tal Sharon, Senior House Manager for their diligence in compiling all aspects of this project. We are also indebted to the artists in the show for sharing their work and ideas with us: Nelson Alvarez, Diogenes Ballester, Marcos Dimas, Maria Dominguez, Alejandro Epifanio, Elizam Escobar, Juan Si Gonzalez, Josue Guarionex, Frank Guiller, Ivelisse Jimenez, Juanita Lanzo, Alicia Leal, Renelio Marin, Carlos Mateu, Ibrahim Miranda, Juan Fernando Morales, Clara Morera, noba: Nestor Otero, Annex Burgos Jesus Rivera, Luis Stephenberg, Lissette Solorzano, Nitza Tufino, Juana Valdes, Rafael Velez, Raul Villarreal.
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Natalie N. Caro is an editor, writer, and professor. She graduated from Lehman College, Magna Cum Laude, with double major in English Literature and Philosophy. She earned a fellowship and an MFA from City College. In 2013, she was awarded the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Fellowship by the Bronx Council on the Arts for excellence in Poetry. She was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, one of the most honored literary projects in America, in 2015. Currently, she's a doctoral candidate in CIAS- Center for Inter-American Studies, Bielefeld, University, where she will.