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AponteSierra’s Artist in Residence. March 2023.

Art Opening

Under My Skin: One God, Many Faiths.

Debajo de mi Piel: Un Dios, Muchas religiones.


March 27th | 12:00pm

Wait Chapel at WFU (1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27109)

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March 27th | 12pm – 10pm

March 28th – March 31st | 7am-10pm

Wait Chapel at WFU (1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27109)

We are proud to announce the art opening of Under My Skin: One God, Many Faiths / Debajo de mi Piel: Un Dios, Muchas religiones by our esteemed artist-in-residence, Emilio Apontesierra-Paretti at the Faith Coordinating Center. Emilio, a bilingual South American multidisciplinary artist from South Florida, has been in Winston-Salem, NC since March 1st engaging local community as well as Wake Forest University students, faculty, and staff. His artwork will be on display at Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus in Wait Chapel next week! Emilio will unveil and discuss his artwork at a lunch reception on Monday, March 27th at noon, where attendees will have a chance to meet him and hear more about the project. The artwork is a contribution to ongoing anti-stigma efforts related to HIV and weaves together the intersections of faith, HIV, and community. You can read Emilio’s artist statement here.

For those located in North Carolina, we invite you to visit the exhibition and share the opportunity widely with your community and networks.  For those outside of North Carolina, we hope to bring you digital imaging of the artwork after it is publicly unveiled. 

AponteSierra’s Artist in Residence. March 2023.

The Path to Being Heard & Being Seen

March 14/2023 Artist talk with Emilio Apontesierra-Paretti who during the month of March is at Wake Forest University School of Divinity as the Artist-in-Residence for the Faith Coordinating Center.

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Apontesierra: Featured on TV Show “Creativity Takes Flight” which is airing on PBC TV Channel 20 throughout February 2023.

Apontesierra is one of the 15 artists featured in the TV Show “Creativity Takes Flight” which is airing on PBC TV Channel 20 throughout February 2023. The show is about the interviews of each artist in the “Fly. Soar. Leap.” Exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) Art Gallery by The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places cured by its administrator Elayna Toby Singer Here is the YouTube link for all of you to see. My interview starts at minute 7: 23

Apontesierra: Winner of the Category of Visual Art of the HIV Is Not a Crime Training Academy 5 Art Contest- 2023

Apontesierra is the winner of the Visual Art HIV is Not a Crime Training Academy Art Contest by The Sero Project. There were winners also for written or spoken word art on the theme of HIV criminalization. The art pieces will be made into a series of postcards that will be used in a national mail campaign to educate the public about HIV criminalization and the need for reform.

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Apontesierra: At the Norton Museum of Art’s Artist Tour

South Florida-based artists lead informal, 30-minute gallery talks about works in the Norton’s collection and special exhibitions. Apontesierra is the Artist invited by the @nortonmuseumofart to do the Artist tour of the Art After Dark Program October 21/2022

“A Personal View on High Fashion & Street Style: Photographs from the Nicola Erni Collection, 1930s to now”

This exhibition explores fashion and street style photography through the eyes of Swiss collector and patron Nicola Erni, who has built one of the most important private collections of fashion photography. It is the first time that this comprehensive collection of more than 250 photographs is being presented in a public institution​​


Since September 2022 Apontesierra joins the team of the Spanish-language internet radio show “Mas Allá de tu Nariz.

This radio show is a community space of the Health Awareness for Life Foundation-HAF and airs every Thursday at 10:00 am on HAF’s social media and YouTube channel, as well as its Al Dia Radio’s partner stations.

This union is to present the Art and Health segment where Apontesierra talks about how art is used to improve physical and mental health. It is framed within his project Debajo de mi piel/Under my Skin. The project that is being developed since July 2022 as part of Gilead COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center at Wake Forest University School of Divinity..​​


Apontesierra’s artwork titled, Keep Dreaming’ being selected for the Fly. Soar. Leap. Exhibition at Palm Beach International (PBI) Airport’s Art Gallery. Keep Dreaming is a paper-weaving, paper sculpture and origami on canvas 48X48 inch

“Fly. Soar. Leap.” exhibition features artworks that convey uplift, forward movement, possibility, rising up. From Sept 2022 to February 2023. For more information about purchasing art featured in this exhibition, please contact Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places Administrator Elayna Toby Singer at​ or at (561) 233-0235​.

Keep Dreaming

By Emilio Apontes-Paretti

Mixed Media, Origami, Paper Sculpture and Weaving Paper

​48” x 48”

Price: $5,000​

​Apontesierra, an experimenter of the arts uses a mixture of influences in this art piece. The colors and shapes are mixed and woven​ together to represent the cultural blanket of our cities. A woman of color emerging from the darkness, chasing a plane in her dream knows there’s more to this life than meets the eye. ​​We do not abandon our dreams, even if alone and despite the difficulties. Always follow your dreams and Fly, Soar, and Leap.​​


The LTI cohort of The Faith Coordinating Center at Wake Forest University features Emilio AponteSierraParetti of Florida, who will serve as the Faith Coordinating Center’s Artist-In-Residence for 30 days at Wake Forest University

The Faith Coordinating Center awarded four fiscally sponsored artists in grant funding and membership in a first of its kind, Learning It Together Artist Cohort (LIT). The LTI will be trained in faith and HIV as it relates to the creation of varying art projects.

The Gilead COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center at Wake Forest University School of Divinity recently awarded 14 organizations and 4 artists with grant funding to address HIV stigma in faith communities across the South. The grant recipients are based in 8 different states with projects that will reach faith communities across the southern region.

Apontesierra was named one of the five of Florida’s most interesting, and best, artistic talents by the Upscale Living Magazine.

“From Ernest Hemingway to Zora Neale Hurston, Florida has always been home to many talented artists. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that today Florida boasts some impressive artists from every corner of the state. Whether you’re into glass sculptures or minimalistic paintings, you can always find a talented artist in Florida whose art can suit your home’s decor. This is why we’ve taken the time to find five of Florida’s most interesting, and best, artistic talents. – By JJ Essex UPSCALE Living Magazine

Panel Discussion: The Commons: 15 Artists 15 Spaces. Art After Dark. Norton Museum of Art. West Palm Beach. April 2022.

The City of West Palm Beach’s ArtLife Committee commissioned 15 local artists to create temporary works that bring to light our community’s need to reconnect with one another during the pandemic. The project encouraged artists to reimagine our public spaces, reflect and respond on a localized level to a global crisis, while offering the artists monetary relief. One of the 15 artists was asked to create a final short documentary that would play a vital role in producing a shared cultural memory of our pandemic times.

This screening will be followed by a Panel Discussion with artists Emilio AponteSierra, Ates IsildakDana Donaty, and Robert Fehre and moderated by Sybille Welter.

Apontesierra Sculptures at the Palm Beach Post Article.

The largest work is the masked 7-foot figure, which is wearing high heels made of chicken wire, aluminum foil and black canvas. The figure by Emilio Apontesierra-Paretti is holding out a basketful of colorful masks.

“This shows that we are protecting each other during the pandemic,” by Bill DiPaolo.

Apontesierra Sculpture COVIDA at the cover of the Arts and Entertainment section of the Palm Beach Florida Weekly. “The three-dimensional work of Emilio Apontesierra-Paretti goes a step further, refusing to be ignored.- BY CHRISTINA WOOD
Florida Weekly Correspondent

Especial Report on cultural funding by Josh Navarro on WPTV channel 5 The report is showcasing Apontesierra sculptures COVIDATRANSFORMATION & MAGNO in Being Heard Being Seen Exhibit at The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Apontesierra as part of the group of artists participating in Being Heard Being Seen the Art exhibit by by the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The Exhibit was part of the news on Feb 2022 referring to the HB 1557/SB 1834. This legislation is a government censorship bill that ban classroom discussions related to sexual orientation and gender identity in schools

My story began in 1968 in the city of Valledupar Colombia. The way I present my name is part of my story, with this I honor people that are deeply in my heart. 

  • Here is an interesting article by Alisha (#heyAlissaheyChit Chat Connoisseur) published in the blog of Discover The Palm Beaches called ART CELEBRATING DIVERSITY IN THE PALM BEACHES. This is not interesting just because #COVIDA is featured in it, but because Alisha point out that “during these unprecedented times, it’s challenging to go to the places we normally would, yet if you’re looking for a place filled with culture, great food and art, The Palm Beaches are your one-stop shop” Here the link where you can read the whole article:…/art-celebrating…

APONTESIERRA in “A Little Of This. A Little Of That ” International Mixed Media Art Exhibition by ART4You Gallery curated by Jesno Rengi Dubai. From Dec 20/2020

artsteps | Art4you Gallery : Mixed Media Art Exhibition – ‘A LITTLE OF THIS, A LITTLE OF THAT’

What a honor: “Queen” by APONTESIERRA in “A Little Of This. A Little Of That ” International Mixed Media Art Exhibition by ART4You Gallery curated by Jesno Rengi was selected to be the cover of the Exhibit’s promotional article by Arte & Lusso. There are 80 art pieces and Quen is representing all of them. Arte & Lusso is an independent publication about Art, Fashion, Luxury Lifestyle and Modern Culture. They focus on delivering latest news on distinctive personalities and important events in United Arab Emirates and Italy, bringing the most interesting stories to they readers

“A Little of This, a Little of That”: Mixed Media Art Exhibition on Imagination and Creativity – Arte & Lusso (

  • LIVE – From 314 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, a sneak peek at the public artwork APONTESIERRA called “COVIDIA”. It is a part of the City’s new public arts initiative called “The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces. COVIDA is a Mixed Media Public Art created using ApontesierraTechnique and sustainable materials such as poultry net, fiber glass, Plastic black privacy screen, aluminum foil, PVC pipes and many other weather resistant materials. The title of the piece adds the first letter of APONTESIERRA to Covid and Vida means life in Spanish. It is a sculpture portraying a woman, a mother, a sister, a neighbor who is mourning because she loss relatives by COVID-19. She brings awareness about COVID-19. She wears a colorful mask that represents protection but also hope for our future. She is holding a basket with face masks as well.

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  • Interview with Lena Salzbank from CBS Channel 12 at 11.

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Emilio Apontesierra, Palm Beach Gardens, works on his piece “COVIDA” in downtown West Palm Beach on Friday, December 4, 2020. Apontesierra was selected for a city project named The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces.


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  • WPTV Channel 5. City of West Palm Beach helping local artists amid pandemic By: Sabirah Rayford Posted at 6:36 PM, Sep 28, 2020

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