Puerto Rican artist Mónica Félix at the group show SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female at New York City

Mónica Félix, Ext. A Orillas  de la Isla Mu, Romance Tropical 2016

SaveArtSpace brings public art to New York City, showcasing local female artists on advertising spaces throughout the area beginning June 26, 2017. The exhibition is entitled SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female. As an arts organization, we feel that it is our duty to align and ally with the broader artistic community to create exhibitions that address intersectional concerns which can spread a message of progressive and positive social change and empowerment.

The selected artists will also be exhibited at The Storefront Project, with an opening reception on July 7, 2017.

The curators are Alyse Archer-Coite, Marie Tomanova, Sandra Hong, Meryl Meisler, & Brittany Natale. 

All submissions are featured on The Future Is Female Submissions and on SaveArtSpace social media pages with the permission of the artist. SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female is An 1m1w1d Event. Made possible in part by Atlas Music Publishing. SaveArtSpace, an arts organization that transforms advertising spaces into canvases for public art, is reclaiming New York City billboards for the female gaze.

Mónica Félix is a professional photographer, self-portrait and conceptual artist.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she got her BA at the School of Communications at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras to then move to New York City where she formally completed studies in photography at Pratt Institute in Manhattan. Beyond the lens, through her feminine themes and her ambitious affirmations, Félix explores the needle and thread that unite life and art. Currently, she works between New York and Puerto Rico as a professional photographer expanding her artwork in a parallel manner.

This image belongs to an abstract body of work of photography, video and installation that compose the scenario and events of the represented scenes. Based on a two-year research I did on a lost film, the first Puerto Rican “talkie”Romance Tropical (1934), I took the facts of information about the plot and the production of it to narrate it from an empowering womanly perspective of the female characters I found. These images extend from a moment in history to the narrow path of an identity broken and forgotten nation.