Memorial Murals of the 1990s: Che Memorial Mural

(Painted by: Oliver Rios and Luis Martinez, 1991)

2168 E. 118th St. (between Lexington and 3rd ave.)

By Oliver Rios

 

Memorial Mural of the 1990s: Chino Chang Memorial Mural AR project is part of Rios’ Popular Murals of the 1990s series included in CCCADI’s Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Exhibition & Tour. The series features East Harlem’s memorial murals of the 1990s dedicated to the community members killed by drug and gun violence. As a resident of the neighborhood, spray can artist Oliver Rios collaborated with local artist to paint positive murals and help spread awareness along the streets.These murals are now resurrected on the streets of El Barrio with the help of augmented reality technology.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Memorial Murals of the 1990s: Tee Memorial Mural

(Painted by: Oliver Rios, Jose Cordero, and Julio Caban, 1992)

180 E. 118th St.

By Oliver Rios

 

Memorial Murals of the 1990s: Tee Memorial Mural is part of Rios’ Popular Murals of the 1990s series included in CCCADI’s Mi Querido Barrio: Augmented Reality Exhibition & Tour. The series features East Harlem’s memorial murals of the 1990s dedicated to the community members killed by drug and gun violence. As a resident of the neighborhood, spray can artist Oliver Rios collaborated with local artist to paint positive murals and help spread awareness along the streets.These murals are now resurrected on the streets of El Barrio with the help of augmented reality technology.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Memorial Murals of the 1990s: Chino Chang Memorial Mural

(Painted by: Oliver Rios)

165 E. 118th St.

By Oliver Rios

 

Memorial Murals of the 1990s: Chino Chang Memorial Mural AR project  is part of Rios’ Popular Murals of the 1990s series included in CCCADI’s Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Exhibition & Tour. The series features East Harlem’s memorial murals of the 1990’s dedicated to the community members killed by drug and gun violence. As a resident of the neighborhood, spray can artist Oliver Rios collaborated with local artist to paint positive murals and help spread awareness along the streets.These murals are now resurrected on the streets of El Barrio with the aid of augmented reality.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Popular Murals of the 1990s: Mind Over Matter (MOM Wall), Raze Memorial Wall Mural

(Painted by: Oliver Rios, Jose Cordero, Julio Caban)

2182 3rd Ave.

By Oliver Rios

 

Popular Murals of the 1990s: Mind Over Matter (MOM Wall), Raze Memorial Wall Mural AR project is part of Rios’ Popular Murals of the 1990s series included in CCCADI’s Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Exhibition & Tour. The series features East Harlem’s memorial murals of the 1990s dedicated to the community members killed by drug and gun violence. As a resident of the neighborhood, spray can artist Oliver Rios collaborated with local artist to paint positive murals and help spread awareness along the streets.These murals are now resurrected on the streets of El Barrio with the help of augmented reality technology.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Popular Murals of the 1990s: Anti-Gun Violence Mural

(Gun painted by Oliver Rios / grim reaper by Tito Rolon, 1994)

200 E. 118th St.

By Oliver Rios

 

Popular Murals of the 1990s: Anti-Gun Violence Mural AR project is part of Rios’ Popular Murals of the 1990s series included in CCCADI’s Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Exhibition. The series features East Harlem’s memorial murals of the 1990s dedicated to the community members killed by drug and gun violence. As a resident of the neighborhood, spray can artist Oliver Rios collaborated with local artist to paint positive murals and help spread awareness along the streets.These murals are now resurrected on the streets of El Barrio with the help of augmented reality technology.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: The Casita

(Special collaboration between Rios and photographer Martha Cooper)

121 E. 115th St.

By Oliver Rios

 

In a special collaboration between Rios and photojournalist Martha Cooper, East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: The Casita AR project features the “casitas” in New York City. The “casitas” became a cultural oasis to the many Puerto Ricans residing in this neighborhood during the 1980s. Today, very few remain around the City. For East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: The Casita, Rios used Cooper’s photographs to build the photo galleries that will allow viewers to learn more about how locals gathered around the “casitas” to enjoy each other’s company. East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: The Casita AR project, which is part of Rios’ East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s series, is located on 121 E. 115th St., between Lexington and Park avenues.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: Mi Bohio

(Special collaboration between Rios and photographer Martha Cooper)

220 E. 119th St.

By Oliver Rios

 

In a special collaboration between Rios and photojournalist Martha Cooper, East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: Mi Bohio AR project features the “casitas” in New York City. The “casitas” were part of almost every empty lot and community garden during the 1980s in El Barrio. They became a cultural oasis to the many Puerto Ricans residing in this neighborhood. Today, very few remain around the City.

For East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: Mi Bohio, Rios used Cooper’s photographs to build the photo galleries that will allow viewers to learn more about how locals gathered around the “casitas” to enjoy each other’s company. East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: Mi Bohio AR project can be activated by visiting what today is Papo’s Garden on 220 E. 119th St., between 2nd and 3rd avenues.

East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: Mi Bohio is part of Rios’ East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s series that is part of CCCADI’s Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Exhibition.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Nuestra Familia, Nuestro Barrio

(Special collaboration between Rios and photographer Martha Cooper)

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) | 120 E. 125th St.

By Oliver Rios

 

In a special collaboration between Rios and photojournalist Martha Cooper, Nuestra Familia, Nuestro Barrio AR project features the “casitas” in New York City. The “casitas” were part of almost every empty lot and community garden during the 1980s in El Barrio. They became a cultural oasis to the many Puerto Ricans residing in this neighborhood. Today, very few remain around the City.

For Nuestra Familia, Nuestro Barrio augment, Rios used Cooper’s photographs to build the photo galleries that will allow viewers to learn more about how locals gathered around the “casitas” to enjoy each other’s company. Nuestra Familia, Nuestro Barrio AR project can be activated by visiting CCCADI’s new home on 120 E. 125th St.

Nuestra Familia, Nuestro Barrio is part of Rios’ East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s series that he created for CCCADI’s Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Exhibition.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Del Pueblo Restaurant

Del Pueblo Restaurant | 2118 3rd Ave.

By Oliver Rios

 

Del Pueblo Restaurant AR projects features an East Harlem diner that served Spanish cuisine in the early 1970s.  As a part time photography student in New York City, owner Everaldo Rios

photo-documented the inside of his restaurant with traditional black and white

photography. The original prints have been scanned and enhanced so viewers can time travel to this local eatery through this augment.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Lydia’s Magic Garden

Lydia’s Magic Garden | 100 E. 118th St.

By Oliver Rios

 

Lydia’s Magic Garden AR project tells the story of a beloved community garden that was started in El Barrio by resident Lydia Roman. When viewers activate this augment in their devices they will learn the history about the garden through photographs that depict the early years of the garden (early 1990s), and throughout its growing seasons up until 2008 when it was taken over by developers and downsized. The photos included in this project have been taken by Lydia Roman and by the artist.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Last Tenant Standing

199 E. 109th St.

By Andrew J. Padilla

 

Last Tenant Standing AR project features Padilla’s short documentary on the story of Raymond Tirado. Tirado is a man that fights to remain in his childhood home located in an East Harlem apartment building, which will be demolished and replaced with a luxury development any time soon.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.

Justo Botánica

Justo Botánica (Original location) | 1642 Lexington Ave.

By Andrew J. Padilla

 

Justo Botánica AR project, features a 7 Eleven that has replaced the storefront where the “botánica” once stood. After many years operating in the neighborhood, along with 5 other small businesses on 104th and Lexington Ave., Justo Botánica was given a 30 days notice to vacate. By interacting with this augmented, the artist will share with viewers more information about how the family of the original owner, Justo, is currently working to maintain this business afloat at a different location and in the midst of gentrification.

To learn more about the artists CLICK HERE.