Angel Orensanz is a sculptor/painter born in Spain, who has lived in New York City since 1986. During one of his first art premieres in NYC he discovered a location that could best be described as long time abandoned and totally rundown. Despite the flourishing internationally active cultural center that it is today, the location he encountered was the Lower East Side.
Upon his arrival he disregarded the decayed appearance and focused his attention full swing onto the 1849 Neo-Gothic Jewish Synagogue located on 172 Norfolk Street, the heart of the Lower East Side. This building is a replica of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the very temple of Solomon. In 1978, Angel Orensanz renovated this elaborate landmark and created his own foundation that today still carries his name.
The Angel Orensanz Foundation is home of displays and presentations for the visual and performing arts. Although the building bears his name, Angel Orensanz never seems to stay put in NYC for long. He is an international icon for installations that can found across the world, from Tokyo to Moscow, Barcelona to Venice, and Paris to Berlin. He continues to dedicate his life to the empowerment of art and maintaining the foundation as the ground for artists/events.
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