Rachel Smith Sepulveda

Puerto Rico

Smith Sepulveda is an artist from Ponce, Puerto Rico born in 1989. She completed her studies in architectural drafting and land surveying at the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, also studied Mural Science and visual arts in the UNAM, and the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Ponce. She dedicated her next years to community art, creating works in marginalized urban spaces on her own and through art festivals designed to restore public areas. Her works are featured in cities such as Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Colombia), Santiago (Chile), and Bangkok (Thailand), Puerto Rico among others. She has actively created and participated in a number of contemporary art expositions. Through her works, Smith Sepulveda promotes a thematic principle that reflects the collective repudiation of the austerity measures that the United States imposes upon its colonies and how those measures tend to negatively impact the colonies’ economy and development. Currently founded the Artistas pa’l Sur movement, artist resident and member of the sinergetic contingent in La Casa de Arte y Cultura de La Playa de Ponce and working a new curating project SMITH CURATES.

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