Photograph on aluminum
Allicette Torres is a Puerto Rican artist, curator, arts writer who has lived in Harlem for over 20 years. As a photographer and visual composer the core of her work is about memory. She includes aspects of film, performance art and sculpture in her schemes. Orchestrating scenarios that imbue the pain of the past and its ramifications in the present. Often, she explores highly charged themes such as repression, history, and race; her photographs ask, How does history coupled with choices or inactions shape the fabric and legacy of who we are.
During her years of living in New York City she has been part of the founding of many Harlem based arts organizations, those being artHarlem, Harlem Art Walking Tour (open studio tour), Parlour 153, an artist salon space. Additionally, Evidence of Things Not Seen an artist collective founded to address the invisibility of Latinx artists in the arts and Clear Nude magazine a print publication focusing on the photographic nude. Currently she serves as the chair of the WCA International Caucus Chair, a women’s arts organization with over 1,500 members. Allicette’s work practice has been both self-focused and community based. She has exhibited locally, nationally and Internationally.
Artist's Website: www.allicette.com