About El Puente:
“El Puente” (The Bridge) is an alternative art space started in Poughkeepsie NY (Hudson Valley) where guest curators and interdisciplinary artists, who have a clear vision of their practice, can promote their work and can receive feedback from artists, galleries, and art professionals in the area.
"El Puente" is also intended to be a bridge connecting Washington, D.C., and NY artists, but it is also open to international artists. "El Puente"]put together selective shows, lectures, and performances that are designed to create connections among artists who would not normally know each other but are moved by similar concepts and ideologies
P E R F O R M A N C E
2022 Poughkeepsie Open Studios
Carolina Mayorga is a Washington DC-based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited her work has exhibited nationally and internationally for the last 20 years. Her work is part of national and international collections and has been reviewed in publications in South America,Europe and the US. Mayorga’s artwork addresses issues of social and political content.
Comments on migration, war, identity, translate into video, performance, site-specific installations, and Two-dimensional media in the form of photography and drawing.
Some of her last exhibitions include her first museum show at the Art Museum of the Americas, a performance/interactive sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden among others.
The artist lives and works in Washington, DC.
Tony Stinkmetal is a New York based artist, he identifies as a Post-Apocalist.
His work is a hybrid of video installation and prop performance. Using dead tech and decrepit machinery to create an environment of fragile balances and unpredictable outcomes. He has shown work and performed in the United States and Europe. Tony’s work addresses matters of identity, self-determination, and loss. His most recent plays, SlashR and SlashR II, were produced in 2019 at the Gene Frankel Theater in New York
Site-specific installation (June 18-19th 2022 1 to 4 pm) request location
One of Flower, Two of Gloves, Three of Nails
Hand-scratched Super8 film loop, ambient sounds.
Presented in a state of flux it’s Tarot card to predict free will and challenge fate.
Andres San Millan
He is a Basque-born artist living and working in the Hudson Valley since 1983. His work straddles a number of disciplines in the visual and performing arts. Of special interest to him is public and community-based art as well as the work with and for children. He has drawn/painted over 2100 portraits. He’s also known for his large driftwood sculptures and parade floats. On stage, he’s worked as a designer, actor, director, choreographer, and dancer.
In "El Trastero" Andres works with a number of objects in a darkened room that allows him to explore the workings of the mind. “I am looking at our apparent need for turning the physical world into meaning as well as our unchallenged tendency for fulfilling the mandates of Conditioning.”