Javier Rivero Ramos is a third-year graduate student at the Department of Art and Archeology focusing on modern Latin American art. His research explores the limits and possibilities of international networks of artistic exchange that linked artists to audiences and colleagues beyond their geographic reach. He is currently working on a dissertation on the transit between visual poetry and postal art in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
He received his B.A. in English Literature from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and his M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, CUNY. His master’s thesis considered the assembling magazines of Edgardo Antonio Vigo and their use of postal networks as an artistic strategy that transcended the regime of censorship and isolation that Argentina endured in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Javier co-edited the first monographic book on Juan Downey and is currently working on a publication devoted to Raphael Montañez Ortiz that will be published by El Museo del Barrio. He has worked in the curatorial department of several museums and institutions both in Mexico and abroad such as Museo Tamayo, Museo Jumex and the Hunter East Harlem Gallery. He has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, a FONCA/CONACYT scholarship for studies abroad and the Fundación Jumex Scholarship.