Luis Rivera Jimenez (b. 1997 San Juan, Puerto Rico) uses the intricacies of language, political thought and daily experience in the Caribbean to create intentional spaces of learning, conversation and care. The artist’s sculptural objects and installations pose questions about the dynamics of race and representation. His practice reflects upon and explores the underpinning of what he describes as a “global digital society,” where a relationship between memory, images and symbols can be traced, mapped and proliferated.
“Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay” is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, presenting new works that the artist created while in residence at CALA Alliance in early 2023. This interactive installation is informed by conversations, encounters and materials found by the artist during his time in Phoenix. The objects and texts within the exhibition build on the artist’s accumulation and processing of various tools: discussions, found objects, experiences in contact with communities, digital content and physical and ephemeral materials.
The exhibition will be on view from Aug. 19 through Dec. 31, 2023, at the ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center.
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