Somxs Podemx, 2020

Known for their fantastical and improvisational approach to puppetry, Poncilí Creación is an art collective composed of identical twin brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro who describe their practice as “speculative alchemy.” For their newly commissioned performance Somxs Podemx, the group takes to the streets for a durational progression across the neighborhoods of San Juan, the duo’s hometown and where they have been in quarantine during the global pandemic.

Moving through colorful streets, gentrified neighborhoods, tax havens, and sites of resistance along San Juan’s Avenida Ponce de León, Somxs Podemx explores the impact that the creative action of a single individual can have against the repressive reality it inhabits. For full press release, click here.

A part of ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, El Museo del Barrio’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art. Curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator Rodrigo Moura; Curator, Susanna V. Temkin; and Guest Curator, Elia Alba.


Poncilí Creación, Taiwan, 2019. Photography: Sourwhat Yun

Poncilí Creación is a performance duo based in Puerto Rico that focuses on foam rubber sculptures to create spectacles. These sculptures, created to be manipulated by the human body or parts of it, with some as small as a coin and others as large as cars, are tools for creating whimsical power that stains reality.

Established in 2013, Poncilí Creación’s art practice has been an exploration of how they can build communities and harvest resilience among the people they impact using their objects as a catalytic to shape our collective reality. Their massive spectacle tours have taken them to Canada, U.S., Mexico, Dominican Republic, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Taiwan, and China.