Paula Martin Rivero

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Artist Statement

My interdisciplinary work always comes from the same place, and revolves around themes such as identity politics, globalization, and migration. These concerns within my art explore the world around me and my position in it. My research incorporates the way I perceive the environment as well as its politics. My work is positioned in between several disciplines, from painting to drawing to sculpture or digital media. The relationships within my work are meant to be read in a non-linear way and are built on the cornerstone of deep analysis and research.

Untitled is a work about the list of fundamental rights violations within the European Union. Untitled is an artistic response to the increasing number of illegal attempts to cross the borders of the European Union. Language is perceived as a material, as a tool that lacks aesthetics. This work juxtaposes language to other materials and symbols that encourage the viewer to consider the content of the work in the context of their lives.

Artist Bio

Paula Martin Rivero (b. Zaragoza, Spain)  is an artist and researcher currently based in New York. Martin received her BFA from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2016 she moved to Mexico with the help of the academic excellence scholarship given by Universidad Autonoma de México. Martin is the recipient of the The U.S. Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) award which allowed her to move to Omaha, Nebraska to continue her research on borders for a year. She holds an MA in Artistic Research and Creation from Universidad Complutense. Martin was given a scholarship to continue her education at Universidad de Buenos Aires but had to come back to Spain in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, which is currently supporting her in pursuing her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design/ The New School.