Adál Maldonado known as ADÁL is one of the most innovative and celebrated artists working today. As have many other artists of his generation and due to his complex view of double identity, Adál has systematically explored identity issues to their ultimate consequences.
Adál is also author of "La Mambopera" and is also known for his collaborations with different artists. He conceived and directed "Mambo Rap Sodi" in collaboration with Pedro Pietri and Tito Puente presented at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, 1990, NYC and has collaborated with Ntozake Shange author of "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow's Enuff", creating the Photographic Environmental Design for Ms. Shange's "Love Space Demands", Crossroads Theater, New Brunswick, NY 1994.
Adál has exhibited and is in the permanent collection of, Museum of Modern Art, NY, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, El Museo del Barrio, NY, Musee Modern de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, Musee de la Photographie a Charleroi, Belgium, Lehigh University Art Galleries. A retrospective of his work was exhibited at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies with an accompanying book/catalogue published by Harvard University Press, 2004-05. In 2011 his series, "Out of Focus Traffik Signs" was on view at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, and "Falling Eyelids", the entire work was shown at el Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico.
ADÁL's musical, "La Mambopera" is being prepared for staging.
San Francisco Art Institue - 1975
NEA Fellowship, 1973
NYF Award, 1975
JP Morgan Fellowship 2006
The Evidence of Things not Seen, Da Capo Press, NYC, 1975
Mango Mambo, Galeria Luiggi Marrozinni, San Juan, PR, 1987
Out of Focus Nuyoricans, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2004
Blueprints for a Nation, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA 2002
Falling Eyelids, Sir Real Books, San Juan, PR 2012
Visual Arts: www.adalmindfictions.com
Video Art: www.coconettv.blip.tv
Theater/Performance Art: www.mambopera.com