Daniel Arturo Almeida
Daniel Arturo Almeida (b. 1992. Caracas, Venezuela) is a cultural producer, artist working through photography, installation, archiving, and public engagement and co-founder of R.I.C.O R.O.B.O.
His practice chronicles intimate and collective stories shaping belief systems and tensions in the Americas. He observes shared culture through the visual language of sacred and ordinary rituals. He has exhibited in The U.S.A in various institutions, galleries, and festivals,
Almeida holds an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (2020) and a BFA in Art and Art History from Florida International University (2017). He currently lives and works in Miami, FL.He is the Young Artists Initiative instructor at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.
Itzel Basualdo is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, educator, and arts administrator based out of Brooklyn, NY and Miami, FL, and co-founder of the artist-led research collective R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O. She has previously held roles at MoMA PS1, the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As an artist, she challenges hierarchies of class, race, and gender through absurdity and humor, utilizing photo video, text, and installation. She is a recipient of an Oolite Art’s Ellies Award, Redbull Microgrant, and the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship.
She is a graduate of the MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and holds a BFA in visual arts with a minor in art history from Florida International University.
Rodrigo Carazas Portal is an artist, curator and educator from the Callao Province of Peru. He holds an MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2020) and a Sculpture BFA from George Mason University (2015).
Rodrigo is a member of New Museum’s incubator NEW INC, full time professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, Director of Xiomara Project Space (KCMO) and co-founder of R.I.C.O. R.O.B.O.
Olenka Macassi (b. 1992, Lima, Peru) is a visual artist from Peru and co-founder of R.IC.O R.O.B.O. She studied Fine Arts in Barcelona and Art and Design in Lima. Her artistic interest is focused on investigating, analysing, and questioning historical, colonial, hegemonic discourses and social structures inside contemporary history. In the search of proposing different ways and possibilities to read history, Macassi's working languages oscillate between video, photography, text, archive and dérivés. With the aim of reading and telling history from the edges, her work delves on different politic stages, events and structures of Peruvian and Latin America.
Adrian E. Rivera
Adrian Edgard Rivera grew up in Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico. Currently based in New York. Using both analog and digital fabrication to reinterpret traditions of production and replication, Adrian’s work is situated around themes of Mexican identity and cultural authenticity.
By exploring the manufacturing and reproduction processes of cultural materials such as archaeological relics, mass-produced toys, and folk art objects, Adrian seeks to examine and expose the lived realities of Mexican and Latin-American identity as a constant experience of cultural admixture, colonial appropriation, and heritage commodification.