Rosary Solimanto is an artist who lives and works in Jersey City. She is best known for her interdisciplinary activist based work which explores the objectification she faces battling multiple sclerosis. She encourages discourse on disability identity to unfold to empower the disabled. Solimanto is an emerging artist who has exhibited in New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Hudson Valley, Toronto and Spain. She has performed in the O + Festival in Kingston, NY, the Itinerant Festival at the Bronx Museum and did a 12 hour durational performance at the Nuit Blanche Festival in Toronto.
A site specific outdoor performance filmed on the boardwalk of Rondout Creek located in Kingston, New York.
Waking. Performance encompassing how disability affects not only the afflicted, but the caregiver as well. This piece inspired by previous memoirs when my son assisted with alleviating spasticity, by being carried and or moved. At the time I felt incarcerated by my corporeal body, biomedical treatments and my mind. I derived the movements from times of caregiving, in which I re-created an endless loop of contemporary dance between the role of the caretaker and the disabled. Since I felt no performer could re-enact these times, my son James Conklin became the performer in this piece.