Alberto moved to Seattle after being rescued by the EBBCo Ship when Hurricane Maria ravaged his country in 2017. He also lived in D.C. for a few years where he booked shows for touring punk bands. Past failed vocations include dishwashing, bartending, copywriting, and racking up debt while earning a couple of degrees that don't mean much to anyone besides himself. He is the co-founder and co-director of an art gallery that's based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, "Hidrante"—which is probably why he tries to deal art in his free time (besides creating his own). Anne Carson, Dave Hickey, Alejandro Zambra, E.S. Ortiz-González, Luis Negrón, Rodolfo Fogwill, and Paulina Flores are some of his current favorite writers.
Reviews & Recommendations
For the literary fanatic, as well as the occasional reader, this is simple, critically-acclaimed contemporary writing at its finest. Zambra will pierce through anyone's heart.
Curating an exhibition is an art form in its own right. Maybe that's one of the reasons why artists tend to make great curators. It's just an idea, but after reading examples of the times artists like Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger, John Cage, Martha Rossler, Judy Chicago, Hélio Oiticica, etc. took on the task of organizing exhibitions, you'll start believing it's true. A book for the true art fanatic—or artist.