The Chagos Embassy of Puerto Rico
organized by Paula Naughton
January 16 - March 19, 2016

The Chagos Embassy works to promote Chagossian interests in Puerto Rico. In an effort to develop relations, friendship and common understanding, we invite visitors to the embassy with an aim of furthering the dialogue and exchange between Chagossians and Puerto Ricans in all fields. To mark the occasion of the establishment of diplomatic relations between The Chagos Islands and Puerto Rico, the Embassy presents work by Chagossian artist, Clement Siatous.


Installation view, The Chagos Embassy of Puerto Rico, 2016

Paula Naughton, Diplomatic Cable signed by D.A. Greenhill, dated August 24,1966 and Coincidentia Oppositorum, two framed inkjet prints, 2016

Clement Siatous, Grand Casse de Chagos, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 53 in. / 71.1 x 134.6 cm.

Paula Naughton, Painting by Clement Siatous at the Chagos Refugee Center, Port Louis, Maritscious, Lightjet print, 11 x 14 inches

Clement Siatous, Scene de la viequotidienne a la ville de Perhos Banhos, 1950, 1995-2015, acrylic on canvas, 24.25 x 27 in. / 61.6 x 68.5 cm.

Slide images of arrival of the first US NMCB Forty, the United States Seabee construction battalion, arriving to establish a base on Diego Garcia 1971, 2016

Paula Naughton, Remaining Artifacts, six light-jet prints, courtesy the US Navy Seabee Museum, Port Hueneme, California, 2016

Installation view, The Chagos Embassy of Puerto Rico, 2016

Time Zone World Clocks, San Juan, London, Diego Garcia, ongoing series, 2016, dimensions variable

The Chagos Embassy of Puerto Rico Visitor Visa, 2016

Chagos Flag, conceived by the founders of the Chagos Refugees Group founded in 1983, dimensions variable