Three Little Pigs
Polished bronze
Rivera's work explores the notion of unconscious memory, mythical collective fears and primitive child-like emotion. Setting up a
distant point of view from eyes of the other, he contextualises an enquiry into the self in both object casting and filmmaking. In
his film, Mar do Rostro, the dawning of self-awareness confronts the pilgrim with his own narcissism by contrasting the
symbolism of the mythical characters with contemporary popular culture. Rivera then recollects the transformation of myth and
its shifted value in our unconsciousness, making them into the amorphous figures. These distorted characters, generated from
the universal-fairy-tale, constantly evolve while recalling the unconscious memory in our childhood.

2005-06   PhD in sculpture, Royal College of Art
2002-04   Research, MPhil in sculpture, Royal College of Art
1998-00   MA Fine Arts, Royal College of Art
1992-97   BA (Hons) Fine Arts, Facultad de Bellas Artes de Pontevedra, Spain


2004         Erotogenicity, Gneme del Narcissismo Primario, Galeria SCQ, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2003         Juego RevueltoII Galeria Caracol, Valladolid, Spain
2003         Juego Revuelto Galeria 57 Madrid
2003         La Piscina Project room Arco’03, Madrid
2002         Arquetipes Fifty-B Gallery Los Angeles. California
2001         Sumum-Sumo Takumy Museum, Nagoya


2006         The Museum of Sorrow The Union Chapel, London
2006         Los invisibles Parlamento de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2005         Treason The Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London
2004         Arco’04 Stand Galeria Fernando Serrano, Huelva
2004          Where are you from? Galeria Fernando Serrano, Huelva
2003          Second Edition of Fine Arts Prize, Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de compostela
2003         Purificacion Garcia, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid
2003         Arco’03 Stand Galeria 57, Madrid
2003         You thought they were dreams The Fraser Gallery, London
2001         The Noble Path Taghauer Gallery, Tokyo
2000         Sotheby’s Artlink Sotheby’s Young Artists Tel-Aviv, Vienna and Chicago
2000         The Show Royal College of Art, London
1999         Faith and Reason The Hockney Gallery, RCA, London
1999         Young Blood Soho Square, Amaratti Puris Lintas, London
1998         Circuitos Centro de Arte Joven, Madrid
1997         Huovo el Nuovo Teatro Principal de Pontevedra
1996         Second Edition Salon de Otoño, Nuestra Señora del Rosario


2004         Selected for the Third Edition of Fine Arts Prize, Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela. Spain        
2003         Finalist, Purificacion Garcia Prize, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
2001-02    Artist in Residency, Modern Multiples, Los Angeles, California
2000-01    Artist in Residency, The World Design Centre, Gifu, Nagoya
2000         Summer Studios, Akademie der Bildende Kunste, Vienna
2000         Alaistair Grant Award
2000         Finalist Madame Tousauds Interdisciplinary Fine Art Prize
1999         Summer Studios, Hoschlude der Kunste Berlin
1999         Dawler-Rawney Drawing Prize
1998         The British Council & D. Pedro Barrie de La Maza Grant for Postgraduate Students