June 26, 2008 - Institute of Puerto Rican Culture - América Latina y el Caribe
June 26, 2008

América Latina y el Caribe

Poster 1, detail

América Latina y el Caribe
Artistic Director: Adriano Pedrosa
Co-Curators: Julieta González, Jens Hoffmann
Guest Curator: Beatriz Santiago
Poster 1: Gabriel Piovanetti & Luis Díaz
Número Cero 1: Magazine by Carla Zaccagnini
Design by Estella Padilha & Paula Tinoco
Exhibition: April 18 – June 28, 2009

2da Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe

The 2da Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe aims to explore and unfold the concept of the polygraphic into marginal and experimental creative practices working with contemporary art and graphic design. Over a dozen polygraphic platforms will be presented between June 2008 and June 2009, concluding in a large scale presentation opening in April 2009 that will consist of solo and group exhibitions, magazines, posters, artists’ books, postcards, wallpapers, flyers, billboards, among others.


The poster is a privileged site of the Trienal. A number of Latin American and Caribbean graphic designers were invited to submit proposals for the series of official posters of which six were selected, each one to be launched periodically up until the opening of the exhibition.

Poster 1: Gabriel Piovanetti & Luis Díaz, San Juan
Poster 2: Alex Quinto, Toronto
Poster 3: Alexander Wright, Caracas
Poster 4: Javier Cirioni & Santiago Velazco, Montevideo
Poster 5: Ena Andrade, Lima
Poster 6: Benkee Chang, Carlos González and Alvaro Bustillos, Caracas

Número Cero

Número Cero is the experimental magazine project of the Trienal. Different teams of critics, curators, artists and designers have been invited to develop several pilot issues of an art periodical; each issue will have the same size and title but distinct content, structure and design.

Carla Zaccagnini (artist, curator and writer, Buenos Aires/São Paulo) and Estella Padilha and Paula Tinoco (graphic designers, São Paulo) are responsible for the first issue, Número Cero 1, titled Mapa Zero, which addresses the geographical territory of the Trienal as an object of exploration. The edition gathers a series of projects developed by 16 artists, who were invited to represent the cities where they live, work, or were born. This group of cities—selected for their geographical location, political position, or the place they occupy in the region’s imaginary—reconfigures the territory and its limits, drawing a unique map of the sub-continent.

Contributors: Narda Alvarado (La Paz), Julián d’Angiolillo (Ushuaia, Argentina), Alexander Apóstol (Caracas), Pablo León de la Barra (Palenque, Mexico), Luz María Bedoya (Lima), Leopoldo Estol (Buenos Aires), Orlando Maneschy (Belém, Brazil), Carlos Motta (Miami), Rachelle Mozman (Panama City), Víctor Muñoz (Medellín), Amilcar Packer (São Paulo), Alejandra Prieto (Santiago de Chile), Chemi Rosado Seijo (San Juan), Carl Trahan (Montreal), María Victoria Portelles (Havana), Héctor Zamora (Mexico City).

Número Cero 2: María Inés Rodríguez, Bogotá/Madrid
Número Cero 3: Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla with Charles Juhasz, San Juan
Número Cero 4: Magali Arriola, Mexico City/San Diego
Número Cero 5: Rita Gonzalez, Los Angeles
Número Cero 6: Beatriz Santiago, San Juan & Julieta González, Caracas/San Juan

Artists’ books

The Trienal has commissioned the following 20 artists to produce new limited edition books: Alexander Apóstol (Caracas/Madrid), Juan Araujo (Caracas), Fernando Bryce (Lima/Berlin), Jesús Bubu Negrón (San Juan), Carolina Caycedo (Bogotá/San Juan), Tony Cruz (Puerto Rico), Abraham Cruzvillegas (Mexico City), Alejandro Cesarco (Montevideo/New York), Flavia Gandolfo (Lima), Mario García Torres (Mexico City/ San Diego), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (Paris/Rio de Janeiro), Cao Guimarães (Belo Horizonte), Pablo Helguera (Mexico City/New York), Renata Lucas (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil/Rio de Janeiro), Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves (Lima), Mateo López (Bogotá), Rivane Neuenschwander (Belo Horizonte), Popular de Lujo (Bogotá), Nicolás Robbio (Buenos Aires/São Paulo), Chemi Rosado Seijo (San Juan).


Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española
La Puntilla, Viejo San Juan
P.O. Box 9024184
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00902-4184
T: 1-787-725-8320; 1-787-724-18770



Approved by the Comisión Estatal de Elecciones CEE-SA-08-8383.

2da Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan

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