Employing technology, sound, and different materials, Adorno’s installations explore various topics, from the convergence of sound and space awareness to the parallels between the aesthetics of beauty and lethality: signs and poetic contents that arise when catastrophic events, such as climate change or torture, show flashes of sublime beauty. During her residency, Adorno will continue to explore these themes.
Rebecca Adorno is a New York-based artist born and raised in Puerto Rico. As an undergrad student, Adorno attempted to study Electrical Engineering, but after three years in the program, she realized that she was bored due to the lack of hands-on experience; therefore she made a significant switch in concentrations to Fine Arts in the University of Puerto Rico. There, she was encouraged to mix her engineering knowledge with her conceptual approach to create art. In 2008, she moved to New York City to pursue an MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts, where she graduated with honors in 2010. Her work has been shown in New York, Montreal, Puerto Rico and is part of the Museum of Ponce’s permanent collection.