Photography and Identity: Multimedia Art by Leenda Bonilla
NeoRican Delight, collage with found magazine
Multimedia artist Leenda Bonilla grew up in the Bronx, NY and in Puerto Rico. Her artistic practice spans numerous concepts and styles, though she tends to use photography and identity as a starting point.
Ollas de Cocina (detail), ceramic, video, resin plantains, found objects
Oftentimes, Leenda’s works take the form of collages. These collages are sometimes composed with photographs, and other times with found magazine images. Leenda often combines the two, creating surreal images that seem to speak a language of personal identity. The artist has also created a number of collaborative works, taking the form of installations in the gallery and in public spaces. Her portfolio is packed with documentation of several installation pieces that attempt to explain and explore Puerto Rican culture.
PisaPiel 2.0, collaboration with StatusHoe Collective
As a member of the StatusHoe Collective, Leenda helped create a public, interactive art piece that took the form of a twister board with the usual primary coloured dots replaced with circles depicting different skin tones.