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Padnos Artist

Meet Nayda Collazo-Llorens, currently our Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist in Residence. (Read more)

Nayda Collazo-Llorens

Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist

Nayda Collazo-Llorens, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is engaged in a multidisciplinary practice examining the way in which we perceive and process information. Projects in 2014 include Stranger Land, a site-specific textual intervention at Kalamazoo Colleges Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, and Dis/connect, a solo exhibition at LMAK projects in New York. Previous projects include Pleasure, Fear & the Pursuit of Happiness, commissioned by the Bass Museum of Art in Miami (2013); An Exercise in Numbness & Other Tales at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kalamazoo (2012); Revolú*tion, a façade intervention at the 3rd Poly/Graphic Triennial, San Juan (2012); and Reverb, a multi-channel video installation at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2012). She received an MFA from New York University in 2002 and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship in 2012. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artnet, Art Nexus, Art News, BOMBlog, and Newcity, among others.

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Comfortably Numb, found printed matter and text, 1,508 framed images, 4"x6" each, 2012; installation view at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2012


Revolú*tion, site-specific text based facade intervention with transfer vinyl, commissioned for the 3rd Poly/Graphic Triennial; installation view at the Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina, San Juan, PR, 2012


Reverb, site-specific multi-channel video installation; installation view at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, 2012