about the project.
In creating 94, Wilfredo Ortega orchestrated an artistic collaboration between Clinton Middle School students and Hudson Guild Community Senior Center residents. Ortega encouraged the students to converse with the seniors about the community center and its use of space. They then selected an area in the center where an artistic intervention would address the residents’ main needs. Ortega worked with the students to create a large geometric installation that responded to the architecture of the space. The work contrasts “the visual world” of Hudson Guild with “the visual field” of the vinyl shapes and offers the viewers different perspectival understandings of the site.
94 was exhibited at the Hudson Guild Senior Center and at the Chelsea Art Museum in 2010.
about the artist.
Wilfredo Ortega was born in New York, which is where he continues to live and practice. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute, NY and his MFA from Yale University School of Art, CT. Ortega works in painting, video, and installation.
To learn more, visit: www.wilortega.com