DHARA RIVERA has built a body of work based on a wide range of art mediums and formats. She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Puerto Rico (1973), and a BFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute, New York (1980). Rivera attended the Whitney Museum Program for Young Artists in 1981, and continued her MFA Studies at Hunter College, NY, graduating in 1983. From 2001-03, she pursued postgraduate studies in Public Space at the University of Barcelona (UB). A significant part of her artistic production of the last decade questions the relationship between the human being, the concept of nature and the environment, with a particular focus on the issue of water. Until recently, Rivera was adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts and Design in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Río y Respiro (River and Breath)
Through a performance action, ephemeral installation, and production of a homonymous documentary video, Dhara Rivera proposes a conversation about the current state of the bodies of water that flow across the island.
Río y RespiroBy Dhara Rivera
Río y Respiro es una obra multimedia que rinde homenaje al Río Grande de Loíza, uno de los cuerpos de agua más emblemáticos de Puerto Rico, situado en la costa norte de la isla.