Javier Rivero Ramos


Javier Rivero Ramos



Javier Rivero Ramos is a fourth-year graduate student at the Department of Art and Archeology focusing on modern Latin American art. His research explores the limits and possibilities of the 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 between 1960 and 1980. 

He received his M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, CUNY. His master’s thesis considered the assembling magazines of Edgardo Antonio Vigo and their deployment 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 monograph on Juan Downey and is currently editing a publication devoted to Raphael Montañez Ortiz that will be published by El Museo del Barrio in 2019.

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

Javier has been the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, a FONCA/CONACYT Fellowship for studies abroad and the Beca Fundación Jumex.