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This annotated chronology written by Puerto Rican-born artist Diogenes Ballester, documents the history of Taller Boricua [Puerto Rican Workshop]—the oldest extant Puerto Rican artist collective in New York—from its founding in 1969 to 1989. For each period (1969 to 1970; 1971 to 1972; 1972 to 1978; 1978 to 1988; and 1988 to the present), Ballester writes a summary of the state of membership, philosophy and goals of the workshop, aesthetic developments, and community involvement carried out during those years.
Diogenes Ballester (b. 1956), an artist and scholar, has written several essays on the history of Puerto Rican artists in New York. The present chronology has not been updated since 1989 and thus remains the only essay covering the history of Taller Boricua in detail. In addition to this chronology, Ballester published an essay on Puerto Rican artists working in East Harlem, New York City, that is contained in Homenaje Alma Boricua XXX Aniversario (Boricua Soul Tribute, Thirtieth Anniversary), an exhibition catalog commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of Taller Boricua (see doc. No. 797329). Additional topics that Ballester has written on include both printmaking and digital art.