Artist Projects

La Perla's Portrait, Kite Festival


Chemi Rosado-Seijo

La Perla's Portrait will be a kite festival organized with residents from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s La Perla community, a marginalized urban neighborhood located on a hill outside the old San Juan walls. Through workshops bringing together most members of this community and others, La Perla residents will learn how to make, personalize and fly their own kites. Then on a specific day, at the same time and with the same length of the thread, residents and volunteers will fly their kites in an action that will reflect the character and topography of the community on the sky. The kite festival will be documented through photos and video, which will be exhibited in museums, galleries and other spaces.

Project Updates

  • 2014: Rosado-Seijo presents El Festival de Chiringas de La Perla in San Juan, PR, on March 16