R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O.


RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON CANNIBAL OPPORTUNISM

REPOSITORY OF OBSESSIVE BOBO-LUTIONARY OBSOLESCENCE

ABOUT

R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O. IS A CULTURAL PRODUCTION BUREAU¹ SPECIALIZED IN SCRATCHING, REMIXING, AND HACKING THE CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL CONSUMPTION OF LATIN(X)(O)(A)(E)(+)² NARRATIVES IN THE AMERICAS³ (I.E. BAD BUNNY). ROLEPLAYING WITH COMMERCIAL AND ACADEMIC BUSINESS MODELS, R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O HARVEST A COUNTER-MANIPULATION AGENDA THROUGH TRANSGRESSIVE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE, SITE-SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS AND CROSS-BORDER RESEARCH.


1A USUALLY COMMERCIAL AGENCY THAT SERVES AS AN INTERMEDIARY ESPECIALLY FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION OR COORDINATING ACTIVITIES

2LATIN(X)(O)(A)(E)(+): AN EXPANSIVE NEOLOGISM TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FRAGMENTED AND DIVERSE HISTORICAL FRAMEWORKS OF INDIVIDUALS THAT IDENTIFY WITHIN THE ETHNIC CONSTRUCT OF LATINIDAD.

3THE COUNTRIES OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA, CONSIDERED TOGETHER.

4TRANSGRESSIVE TEACHING BY BELL HOOKS



BOARD OF MEMBERS

R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O. is a horizontally structured organization funded and directed by five Latin cultural workers living between the U.S.A. and Latin America. R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O. is divided into two collaborative task forces, a Production Team and an Operations Team.

PRODUCTION TEAM

DANIEL

ARTURO

ALMEIDA



Producer, Artist & Curator

RODRIGO

CARAZAS

PORTAL



Producer, Artist & Curator

The Production Team is in charge of securing financial partnerships, conceptualizing curatorial projects, implementation strategies and designing the visual identity and communications material for R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O. The Production Team is conformed by artist fellows, Daniel Arturo Almeida and Rodrigo Carazas Portal. Curatorial fellows act as ambassadors of R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O. and work towards expanding the project's network and outreach.









OPERATIONS TEAM

ITZEL

BASUALDO



Creative Writer

& Audiovisual Producer

OLENKA

MACASSI



Archivist

& Library Researcher

ADRIAN

EDGARD

RIVERA


Merchandising Designer

& DigiFab Specialist


The Operations Team is in charge of researching, planning and operating individual projects that align with the goals of R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O. Such projects include: radio broadcasts, a digital fabrication gifshop, augmented reality interventions and site-specific activations. The Operations Team is conformed by artist fellows, Itzel Basualdo, Olenka Macassi and Adrian E. Rivera.