Kevin Quiles Bonilla

Carryover (Blue tarp in Vega Baja/Coney Island), 2021
(2) Digital photographs / C-prints
20 x 61 in

Visual Description: A two-panel photographic set. On the left, a color photograph of sand, water, and cloudy sky, with bits of land on the horizon, and a person standing on the sand, wrapped up in a blue tarp that is blowing in the wind. On the right, a black and white photo of snow-covered land, water with a pier on the left side, and a gray sky. A small wave crests on the water, and snowflakes dot the background and foreground of the photo.


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). His work has been presented in Puerto Rico, The United States, Mexico, China, Belgium, Japan, and Greece. He’s the recipient of an Emerging Artist Award from The John F. Kennedy Center (2017). He has recently presented his work at The Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, The Shelley & 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 Art + Disability Residency (2018-2019), Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Queer Performance Residency (2019), LMCC’s Workspace Residency (2019-2020), and En Foco Inc. Photography Fellowship (2021). He explores ideas around power, colonialism, and history with his identity as context. He currently lives and works between Puerto Rico and New York.