Miguel Rivera-Vera
Cleveland, Ohio
Miguel Rivera-Vera is a multi-disciplinary, visual artist from Cleveland, Ohio.
Rivera-Vera works with music, video, and sculpture. He is nostalgic about his childhood and cultural background and romanticizes the feeling of loneliness. As a musician, he is inspired by dream pop and bedroom pop music to separate himself from reality, while referencing salsa and bolero music to ground him in reality. Rivera-Vera creates objects that reflect his personal past, and sets up installations to create a shared experience with his viewers. Nostalgia is created between images and the identity of someone's past. Furthermore, objects are the image, while music is the identity. He hopes this shared experience with his viewers can become a lived experience.