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  Antonio Martorell
"Creación de la Playa de Ponce"
(Creation of Ponce Beach)
Area: Community Workshops
Title: "Creación de la Playa de Ponce" (Creation of Ponce Beach)
Site: Ponce

Antonio Martorell has allowed himself the pleasures of performance in drawing, painting, engraving, writing, radio shows, television programs, movies, dance, environmental installations, and other indefinable structures, in a never-ending conversation with art lovers and interlocutors. He was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, but considers himself Puerto Rican by choice. Martorell is the resident artist and director of the Pío López Martínez Art Museum at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. "Toño", as he is affectionately known, keeps workshops in Cayey, Ponce Beach, Hato Rey, and New York City's Barrio. He is the author of two published books: La piel de la memoria ( The Skin of Memory ) and El libro dibujado/ el dibujo librado ( The Drawn Book/The Freed Book ).

His work has been shown in Puerto Rico and other countries, and samples of it are in private and public collections such as the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, the Museum of the University of Puerto Rico, the Ponce Art Museum, the Puerto Rico Art Museum , the National Gallery of El Salvador, the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico, the Museo del Barrio, in New York, and the Whitney Museum, among others. Some of his public art works are at the P.S. 48 in Washington Heights, New York; at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center; at the Caguas Performing Arts Center, and at the Puerto Rico Museum of Art.
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