Adál Maldonado known as ADÁL is one of the most innovative and celebrated artists working today. As have many other artists of his generation and due to his complex view of double identity, Adál has systematically explored identity issues to their ultimate consequences.
Adál is also author of "La Mambopera" and is also known for his collabora- tions with different artists. He conceived and directed "Mambo Rap Sodi" in collaboration with Pedro Pietri and Tito Puente presented at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, 1990, NYC and has collaborated with Ntozake Shange author of "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow's Enuff", creating the Photographic Environmental Design for Ms. Shange's "Love Space Demands", Crossroads Theater, New Brunswick, NY 1994.
Adál has exhibited and is in the permanent collection of, Museum of Modern Art, NY, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, El Museo del Barrio, NY, Musee Modern de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, Musee de la Photographie a Charleroi, Belgium, Lehigh University Art Galleries. A retrospective of his work was exhibited at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies with an accompanying book/catalogue published by Harvard University Press, 2004-05 and his current series, "Out of Focus Traffik Signs" is on view at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.