There’s a rumble beneath the tarp
Performance by
Kevin Quiles Bonilla at Real Art Ways

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There’s a rumble beneath the tarp
Performance by
Kevin Quiles Bonilla

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Real Art Ways presents the premiere of a new performance by Kevin Quiles Bonilla, titled There’s a rumble beneath the tarp. The filmed performance, lasting around 15 minutes, will premiere via Zoom and Facebook starting at 6:30 PM EDT on Thursday, July 8. A talkback with artist Kevin Quiles Bonilla will follow the premiere.

There’s a rumble beneath the tarp incorporates Bonilla’s use of lip-syncing as a “form of embodiment,” with his ongoing exploration of the blue tarp. According to the artist, the tarp acts as “the remnants of a trauma that remains with us”. Bonilla’s body will become a physical representation of a hurricane through movement and dress, moving along to Caribbean dance and bomba music.

The full event will last about 45 minutes. 

Accessibility: Automated closed captions will be provided by Zoom, and all images/videos will be visually described.          

There’s a rumble beneath the tarp is supported in part by the Artist Engagement Fund from the National Performance Network.

About The Artist:

Kevin Quiles Bonilla (b. 1992) is an interdisciplinary artist born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a BA in Fine Arts – Photography from the University of Puerto Rico (2015) and an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design (2018). He has recently presented his work at The Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, The Shelly & Rubin Foundation’s 8th Floor Gallery, Dedalus Foundation, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Project Space. He has been an artist in residence at Art Beyond Sight’s Arts + Disability Residency (2018-2019), Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Queer Performance Residency (2019) and LMCC’s Workspace Residency (2019-2020). He currently lives and works between Puerto Rico and New York.