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Rebecca Adorno
b. 1985 in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Rebecca Adorno (b. 1985 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a contemporary interdisciplinary artist who lives and works between New York and Puerto Rico. Adorno’s work comes from a research-based approach rooted in her background in Engineering and Fine Arts. By recontextualizing scientific data, technology, and concepts involving physics of sound, Adorno creates physical representations of intangible phenomena that hint at type of social science fiction, while drawing parallels between aesthetics of beauty and lethality: signs and poetic contents that arise when catastrophic events, such as climate change, show flashes of sublime beauty.

Adorno received a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Puerto Rico and an MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. She has also studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez, was part of La Práctica in Beta Local, San Juan, P.R. and following her interest in alternative materials, took Bio-enginnering, Mycology and Bioplastics workshops at GenSpace, Brooklyn, New York.

She has been exhibiting in group shows in Puerto Rico since 2006 including at Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico (2008), Embajada, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2018) El Lobi, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2018), Chicago at Produce Model Gallery (2018), Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York (2019) the Museum of Contemporary Art in Puerto Rico (2020) and most recently NADA Art Fair Miami (2021). Adorno has had solo shows at Eastern Bloc. Montréal, QC (2011) and Espacio Diagonal, Santurce, Puerto Rico (2018) and is part of the Museum of Ponce’s Permanent collection.

Adorno is also a film and documentary video editor who was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing (2016), is currently a nominee for an IDA Award for Best Editing (2021), a nominee for a Cinema Honors Award for Outstanding Achievement in Editing (2021) and was the recipient of the Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award for U.S Documentary at Sundance Film Festival (2020).

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