Exhibition Program


Roxana Pérez-Méndez : Quien a buen arbol se arrima

ON VIEW THROUGH MARCH 25, 2017 Roxana Pérez-Méndez’s new installation at Taller Puertorriqueño draws on the history of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community of Philadelphia. With research from Taller’s archives and other sources, Pérez-Méndez’s artwork wryly comments on the construction and perception of Puerto Rican identity. With Taller Puertorriqueño as the backdrop, her […]


Nuestro Tema: Llamada y Respuesta

We connect through images, designs, and slogans. It is through representations that people communicate preferences and associations. Colors like red, white, and blue bring to mind the American flag or, with a slight addition of a single star, Puerto Rico’s flag. Even within communities, however, there may be differences in representations. The choice of background […]


Después de la Frontera⎟After the Border

April 29 to June 25, 2016 ARTISTS | ARTISTAS Dr. Emma Cervone Latin American studies scholar, Towson University  Eric J Garcia Political Cartoonist  Tanya Garcia Multimedia Artist and Curator  Silvia Mata-Marin Social Graphic Designer, Fulbright & Robert W. Deutsch Fellow  Valeria Molinari Illustrator  Michelle Angela Ortiz Philadelphia-based Artist and Muralist  Edgar Reyes Graphic Designer, Community Artist  Levi Vonk Fulbright Fellow, Anthropologist Based in Mexico […]


A Meditation on Memory: Visually Mapping Fairhill

New art project will map a people’s history of the Fairhill neighborhood April to September 2016 A Meditation on Memory: Visually Mapping Fairhill is a socially-engaged public history and art place-making project funded by Philadelphia LISC in which a set of six new nontraditional historical markers will be made and installed in the Fairhill neighborhood […]


Unpacking Hispañola: Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez

Through April 8, 2016 Unpacking Hispañola re-envisions the processes that construct historical narratives, racial subjectivity, and gender roles through the work of Dominican American visual artists Scherezade Garcia and Firelei Báez. Both artists create images that complicate the traditional distinctions between myths and historical ‘facts’, questioning the very nature of historical narratives. Channeling their own racialized […]


Afro-Latino in Philadelphia: Stories from El Barrio

On view: Dec 4 to Jan. 9, 2016 Sandra Andino’s exhibition at Taller Puertorriqueño began as a personal project to learn about her family and ancestral roots. In examining her family photos, she saw records of her past and proof of her “existence.” The project led her to reflect on past racial experiences and prejudices […]


An Uncompromising Vision

Carlos Pascual October 16 to November 14, 2015 Born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina, Carlos Pascual (b. 1953- d. 2015) was passionate about the sanctity and intrinsic beauty of animals and nature. His meticulous colored-pencil drawings, of which he made prints, were created to honor and promote the protection of wildlife and nature. His preferred […]


GENERACIÓN to GENERATION

GENERACIÓN to GENERATION A Multi–Disciplinary Journey through Tradition and Imagination August 14 – September 19, 2015 Taller Puertorriqueño’s Children & Youth Education Program From generation to generation in the Spanish-speaking world cultural traditions, belief, tales and superstitions are passed down and expressed creatively. This year, the children and youth of Taller explored the roots of […]