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  Annex Burgos

Area: Open Proposals
Title: "Musas" (Muses)
Site: Fine Arts Center, Santurce



Annex Burgos creates a rite, a contemporary ritual projected on advertised spaces, recreated spaces.

... advertised by furniture, objects, fragments... recreated and full of possibilities...

Mixed-media artist. She earned a bachelor's degree at the Puerto Rico School of Fine Arts in 1992, and a Masters in Painting at the Pratt Institute in New York. Her first individual show in Puerto Rico, Interiores /exteriores (Interiors/Exteriors ), a joint exhibit of the Americas Museum and Raíces Gallery in 1990, showed us an original, well-defined vocabulary.  

In recent years, she has been commissioned to create diverse works by the private sector, as well as public projects. Among the projects for public spaces, is her famous Fruta Favorita ( Favorite Frute ), the well-known avocados commissioned for the restored marketplace in Santurce, by the Urban Art Project of the Municipality of San Juan under then Mayor Sila M. Calderón. On the other hand, for the private sector she designed, in collaboration with artist Néstor Otero, the important interactive/educational exhibit: Acángana: cien años de música puertorriqueña ( Acángana: One-hundred Years of Puerto Rican Music )   for Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.

Among her most relevant recent achievements are the Premio al Mérito del Fondo Puertorriqueño para el Financiamiento del Quehacer Cultural, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (2002),( Prize of Honor of the Puerto Rican Fund for Cultural Quehacer, of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. 2002) and the Premio de la Asociación Internacional de Críticos de Arte (Prize of the International Association of Art Critics) for her design, in collaboration with Néstor Otero, of the exhibition   Entre siglos ( Between centuries ) for Banco Popular de Puerto Rico (2002).  
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