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Leenda Bonilla is a visual artist born in NYC, raised in the Bronx and Puerto Rico. As an interdisciplinary artist, her practice are in photography, graphic design, sculpture, performance/installations and maquillage.

As a working artist she balances her art practice as an arts/cultural producer and advocate. Her work plays a pivotal role in oversight and administration of a variety of programs at various arts/cultural nonprofits. Recently as the Special Project Curatorial Producer at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, she oversaw the collaboration with the Dept of Transportation’s Weekend Walks program on the Grand Concourse, which revived a popular Grand Concourse tradition for the first time in 20 years of car-free Sundays of the late 80’s. She works with creative groups and organizations for projects, advisory boards and panels like the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), Pepatian, The Laundromat Project, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, El Museo del Barrio, the Social Justice Artists’ Collaborative, Scholastic and En Foco as examples.

Her activism focuses on policies affecting (im)migrant artists, cultural workers and educators with an effort to build relationships with artists, businesses and political officials to implement initiatives that will promote sustainable and creative communities. Her motto is “bridging communities with the arts”.

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