Here We Go. 2007/2016

“Ahí vamos” (Here We Go) is an on going series of photographs, which deal poetically with the idea of the struggle that exists between the individual and the collective experience. By representing the action of a pedestrian/swimmer/driver (the artist himself) taking on the titanic feat of crossing a seemingly infinite path/ocean/pool/highway, a reference is made to historical phenomena such as emigration, gentrification and urban displacement. The blind desire of human beings to access better life conditions often do not allow them to understand how grueling the process might be. Nevertheless, more often than not, these apparently impossible actions become real life accomplishments. The physical experience of the pieces is relevant to the extraction of its meaning.

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Quintin Rivera Toro

Puerto Rico

He has been awarded the German DAAD travel grant; A full fellowship for the Vermont Studio Center, in Johnson, Vermont; A studies grant from the National Academy of Design in New York City; He has been an artist in residence at the Ox Bow School of Art, S.A.I.C., in Saugatuck, Michigan; An intern at the Chinati Museum in Marfa, Texas; Mexico; He was awarded an Achievement Scholarship from the Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany. An Individual Artist Grant as well as a New Genres Fellowshipfrom the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. The New York Times has Quintín's work "Striking Contemporary Art" and was selected for Refinery 29 's "Top 10 list of rising NYC art stars" as curated by Casey Fremont.

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