Javier Rivero Ramos


Ph.D., 2023 


Javier Rivero Ramos is Assistant Curator at the Art Bridges Foundation. At Princeton, his doctoral work was supervised by Irene V. Small. 

Javier’s dissertation “Responsive Communication: The Emergence of Mail Art in Latin America” analyzed the precedents, characteristics, and ramifications of mail art as it emerged in the context of social upheaval and political strife within and beyond the region during the 1960s and 1970s.

He edited the first monograph devoted to Raphael Montañez Ortiz, published by El Museo del Barrio in 2020. In 2019, he co-edited a volume dedicated to Juan Downey.

He has curated exhibitions on modern and contemporary artists such as Juan Downey, Chopped Liver Press, and Ryan Gander. He has worked in the curatorial department of several museums and institutions both in Mexico and abroad.

Javier is currently co-curating the exhibition Ulises Carrión: Bookworks and Beyond, which will be on view at Firestone Library’s Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery in the spring of 2024. The exhibition will be accompanied by a scholarly publication forthcoming from Princeton University Library and a campus-wide public program that will feature scholarly panels, artist-led workshops, radio broadcasts, and object study sessions.