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Quintín Rivera Toro

P.O. Box 8188
Caguas, Puerto Rico 00726

quintinriveratoro.com

q101278q@gmail.com

787-402-9271

EDUCATION

2018 Ph.D. Art Production and Investigation. Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

2013 M.F.A. Sculpture. Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI

2007 B.A. Communications, Film studies. University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras,
PR
2001 B.F.A. Sculpture. Hunter College – New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

• 2018 Sol Boricua – Proyecto Mural, Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, PR
• 2017 En la unión – Municipio de Cintalapa de Figueroa, Chiapas, MX
• 2016 Trabaje duro – Museo I.C.P. Antiguo Arsenal de la Puntilla, San Juan, PR
• El problema con este país – El Cuadrado Gris, Santurce, PR
• Oh Sombra! – solo project – Windows of the Dirt Palace, Providence, RI
• 10 actos en contra del invierno – ÁREA lugar de proyectos, Caguas, PR
• 2015 Sin Señal – Espacio Galería 304, San Juan, PR
• El esperador – Recinto Cerra, Santurce, PR
• 2014 Manda Podere – AS 220 Gallery, Providence, RI
• This Is My Island – Bottle Rocket Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

• 2013 Percussions/Repercussions – Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

• Summer Grid – I.P.R.A.C., Chicago, IL

• 2012 Business As Usual – Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI

• Summer Grid – Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, RI

• 2011 The Bridge – Public art project – Dexter Field, Providence, RI

• Allafuera – Espacio La Metro, San Juan, PR
• 2010 Sobre el miedo y otros problemas del inconsciente colectivo – Museo de las Américas, Cuartel de

Ballajá, San Juan, PR

• 2008 Performing a vivir: el soundtrack aleatorio – Galería de Arte, Universidad Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR

• ZONA MACO – VH1 solo booth – Dean Project Gallery, Centro Banamex, D.F., MX

• 2006 Quintín Rivera Toro: Atmospherics – 280 Cubic Feet Gallery, M.S.U., MN

• 2005 Un espacio libre – Public art project – MuAC/Caguas, PR

• 2001 Área – Museo de Arte de Caguas, PR

• 2000 Buscando la figura – Museo de Arte de Caguas, PR

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

• Hable español – Espacio Tres50, Chiapas, MX

• La novísima invasión nacional – Galería Betances, Mayagüez, PR

• Código 24: Muestra en pequeño formato – Galería Trinitaria, Ponce, PR

• Correspondencia/Correspondence – El Lobi, Santurce, PR

• Subasta de Arte 2018 – Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, PR
2017

• SENSE: Art in Odd Places – public art on 14th street, NYC
• Perspectiva de género – Museo de Arte de Caguas, Caguas, PR
• Control – REM Project – San Juan, PR
• Más allá de la capucha – Colectivo Transforma – Casa de los contrafuertes, San Juan, PR
• Polinizados – Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, España

• 99+1=la centena – Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan,
PR
• Pareidolia y Promesa – REM Project – San Juan, PR

• Ida y Vuelta – Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, U.P.R., Río Piedras, PR
• Reading Room – El Lobi – Santurce, PR

• DVDanza – 12 Festival internacional de video danza – Fábrica de arte cubano – La Habana, Cuba
2016

• #makeamericagreatagain – White Box Gallery – New York, NY

• Under Construction – Unisex Salon Gallery- Brooklyn, NY
• Bellwether Sculpture Exhibition – Bellevue Down Town Park, WA
• When We Think of Tourists – The Open Aperture Art Gallery, Newport, RI
• Artz Cure Sarcoma – Benefit Auction at Corkbuzz, New York, NYC
• In situ – Museo Pío López Martínez, U.P.R. de Cayey, PR

2015

• Looking Forward, Looking Back – Gallery Tally – New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe,
NM
• Shape Shifters – Bulart Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
• Cromática: Caguas a color – Plaza Palmer, Municipio de Caguas, PR
• 6to Festival Internacional de Video Arte – Camagüey, Cuba
• Prólogo a un objeto – ÁREA lugar de proyectos – Caguas, PR
• Irrational City – Bath House Cultural Center – Dallas, TX
• Por la libre II – Museo de las Américas, San Juan, PR
• Burning Down the House – Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI
• XX Aniversario – Galería de Arte – U. Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR
• Muestra Nacional XVI – Instituto de Cultura, San Juan PR
• Rastreos – REM Project Gallery, San Juan, PR
• En Tránsito – Matadero Art, Espacio Fundación Arana, San Juan, PR

• FRESCOS – Galería de Arte – U. Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR
2014

• Playing With Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions – Museo del Barrio, NYC

• SCOPE Miami Beach Art Basel, Yellow Peril Gallery, Miami, FL
• Discerning Eyes – New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, RI
• Henri Klumb: la casa en ti y en mi – Centro Estudiantil, UPR, Río Piedras, PR
• Cosas – Museo del Arsenal, I.C.P., San Juan, PR

• Cultural Hegemony – Yellow Peril Gallery, SCOPE NY, NYC

• Un Bonito Flamboyán – La Jardinera, Recinto Cerra, San Juan, PR
• Season 1 Video Program – The Dean Hotel, Providence, RI

• The Divisions of Labor – Cutlog Art Fair – Yellow Peril Gallery, NYC
• 15 meses – Espacio Dobleó, San Juan, PR
• Universos Paralelos – UPR, Río Piedras, PR and U. Salamanca, Spain
• Interconexiones – Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

• abc Vol.3 – Espacio 20/20, San Juan PR

2013

• Model Minority – Yellow Peril Gallery, SCOPE, Miami Art Basel, Miami, FL
• It Doesn’t Show Signs of Stopping – AS 220, Providence R.I.
• Hybrida Art Festival – Espacio Las Naves, Valencia, Spain
• Witness Tree – F.D.R. Museum and Library of Congress, Hyde Park, NY

• R.I.S.D. Thesis Graduation – Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
• USAo – R.E.M. Galería, San Juan, PR
• Region 0 – Centro Rey Juan Carlos, New York University, NYC
• Vial – Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
• Colectiva 1 – Espacio Dobleó, San Juan, PR
• Heavy – Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
• Transmediation – ARTspace media lounge, CAA Conference, NYC

2012

• Operating System – Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, NYC
• Show Me Your Glands – N.A.R.S. Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
• Smart Action – Hostos Community College, NYC
• Concrete Illusions – Villa Victoria Arts Center, Boston, MA
• IV Semana de Vídeo Iberoamericano – Filmoteca de Andalucía, Spain
• Do You Think I Care? – Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, RI
• Personal Culture – Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, RI
• Come Here, I Need You – Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, RI
• Archivos de lo efímero – U. Sagrado Corazón, Santurce, PR
• Artistas Boricuas Contemporáneos – Trailer Park Projects, San Juan, PR
• Trienal Poligráfica – Instituto de Cultura, San Juan, PR

2011

• Muestra Nacional 11ʼ – Arte en el medio – Instituto de Cultura, PR
• Signos Vitales – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, PR
• Historia Urbanas – Centro Cultural Casa Tejas Verdes, La Habana, Cuba
• Preámbulo – M.C.E.H., Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, PR
• Diversity Exhibit – Warwick Art Museum, Warwick, RI
• Egofilia: Narcicismos y Bizarrerías – cART WATCH, San Juan, PR
• Dallas Art Fair – Dean Project Gallery, Dallas, TX

2010

• Recent Acquisitions of the Latin American Collection – The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale , Nova Southeastern University, FL

• Everyone Has a Different View – Nottingham Play House, London, UK
• Mobile Spaces – University of Madison, Wisconsin
• Hair Tactics – Jersey City Museum, NJ
• ZONA MACO – Dean Project Gallery, Centro Banamex, D.F., MX
• CIRCA 10 – Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan Convention Center, PR
• Serie Regional Liga Pampers – I.C.P., San Juan, PR
• Geografía Humana – M.A.P.R., San Juan, PR


• 2007

2009

• Puerto Rico: Human Geography – Smithsonian Museum, Washigton D.C.

• Nostalgia Futuro/Homenaje Renau – Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain
• Facing Locality – C.M.C.A. , St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
• Muestra Nacional 09ʼ – Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR

• Publica 3 – Trienal Poligráfica, Arsenal de la Puntilla, San Juan, PR P
• PINTA 09 – Dean Project Gallery, Met Pavilion, Altman Building, NY, NY
• CIRCA 09 – Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan Convention Center , PR

2008

• Garden of Delights – Yeosu International Arts Festival Biennial- Yeosu South Korea

• III Ciclo de video arte Latinoamericano, I.V.A.M. – Valencia, Spain
• Cataño DC: Distrito Cultural – Cataño, P.R.
• Art of Democracy – ÁREA, lugar de proyectos, Caguas, PR
• Colectivo Angora – Municipio Autónomo de Caguas, PR
• Terruño y paraíso perdido – Museo de arte de Caguas, PR
• PINTA 08 – Metropolitan Pavilion, Altman Building, NY, NY
• CIRCA 08 – Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan Convention Center , PR

• The Building Show – Exit Art, NYC

• II Ciclo de video arte Latinoamericano – I.V.A.M., Valencia, Spain
• America’s Paradise and Isla Del Encanto – SMFA, Boston, MA
• Sonotube(r) – Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
• Enfrentamientos – M.A.A.C., Guayaquil, Ecuador
• VI Salon de dibujo – Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo, RD
• Introspectiva/Awilda Sterling, Teatro Arriví, Santurce, PR
• Terruño y paraíso perdido – Cuartel de Ballajá, San Juan, PR
• Sucio Difícil: Los 70 – performance, Teatro Yerbabruja, Río Piedras, PR
• En tiempos de video – Galería 356, San Juan, PR
• Optika 2 – Symposium, R.U.M., Mayagüez, PR
• CIRCA 07 – Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan Convention Center , PR

2006

• The (S) Files Biennial – El Museo del Barrio, NYC

• The Fourth Floor – Western Exhibitions Gallery, Chicago, IL
• No Man Is An Island – Open Gallery, Art School, NJ
• Pantalla Breve – video experimental, San Juan Cinemafest, PR

• Nuevas voces en el arte video – M.A.C., San Juan, PR
• The Happiest Peeps – public installation, 303 Tetuán, San Juan, PR
• Windows on Main Street – Beacon, NY
• CIRCA 06 – Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan Convention Center , PR

2005

• More or less 3,480 Seconds – Gallery 3175, San Francisco, CA
• 05982:01 Montevideo Digital – F. A.C., Montevideo, Uruguay
• Flow: Navigating the Super Paradigm – Bulldog Studios, Beacon, NY
• Now Playing -The Iron Fish Trading Company, Beacon, NY
• Muestra Nacional 06ʼ – Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR
• Becas Lexus para artistas – M.A.C., San Juan, PR
• Polverío – El polvorín, Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera, San Juan, PR
• REWIND REWIND – Museo Arsenal de la Puntilla, San Juan, PR
• La gran feria de marzo – =DESTO, Santurce, PR
AWARDS

2017

• Artist in residence – Universidad del Turabo – Gurabo, P.R.

• Juror – Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts – Omaha, NE

2015

• Soaring Gardens, Ora Lerman Charitable Trust – Artists residency, Laceyville, PA

• Juror – Architecture Photography Contest – School of Architecture, U.P.R., P.R.
2014
• Fellowship Merit Award in New Genres – R.I.S.C.A., Providence, R.I
• Juror – Installation/3D Sculpture Fellowship – Connecticut Office for the Arts, Hartford,
C.T.

2013

• Juror – Public Art Competition – Rhode Island College Fine Art Center, Providence, RI

2012

• Honors – Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

• W.B.N.A. Community Development Award, Providence, RI

• Selection – Buy Art Providence Pin, Providence, RI

2011

• Sylvia Leslie Young Herman Scholarship Award – Rhode Island School of Design

• Top 10 list of rising NYC art stars – Refinery29.com

• Individual Artist Project Grant – R.I.S.C.A. (N.E.A.) – Providence, RI

• First Prize – Certamen de Fotografía Contemporánea – UBS/Galería de Arte, U.S.C. San Juan, PR

• Honorable Mention – Foto MAC competition, San Juan, PR

2010

• Achievement Scholarship – Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany

2009

• Ox Bow School of Art Residency – Saugatauck, Michigan

• Special Mention – Oriental Bank Art Contest of Puerto Rico

2007

• Art Person of the Year, El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico

2006

• AICA Prize, AICA Chapters in Puerto Rico

2005

• E.I.T.A.L.C. Theater Residency, Cuernavaca, MX

• Lexus Grant for Artists, Fundación Comunitaria de PR, San Juan, PR

• Nomination: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant

2004

• Public Art Comission, Villas Miantojo / Municipio de Caguas, PR

2003

• Chinati Foundation Internship, Marfa, TX

2002

• DAAD Travel Grant, German Academic Exchange Service, Germany

• Artist Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

• Scholarship Welfare Fund Alumni Award, Hunter College, NYC

• Richard M. Kaye Scholarship Award, Hunter College, NYC 2001

• Edwin Austin Abbey Grant, National Academy of Design, NYC

Quintín Rivera Toro has been a visiting artist and speaker at:

University of Chiapas UNICACH – Chiapas, MX

CEDINM / FIVAC – Camagüey, Cuba, Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan , PR

Universidad de Puerto Rico en Río Piedras, PR

Universidad de Puerto Rico en Mayagüez, PR

CIRCA 05ʼ art fair, San Juan Convention Center , PR