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Christopher Rivera is co-director of Pirate Press, a quarterly hybrid zine/artist book publication, which he co-founded with Misa Jeffereis in 2011. From 2005 to 2009 he organized an annual drawing marathon at the University of Puerto Rico, and has curated group shows such as transportable mind and Espacio entre medio, both in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Christopher currently hosts an invitational poster battle during his monthly party at Home Sweet Home, “Dancing Bones,” where he spins different underground music. He has exhibited his work individually and in group shows at different museums, galleries, and alternative spaces in the U.S., Europe, and South America, most recently in La Bienal 2013, El Museo del Barrio’s 7th biennial exhibition. Rivera received his MFA in combined media at Hunter College, New York City.
On August 29, Pirate Press will launch its third issue, 450 West 41st Street, an ode to the recently evacuated Hunter College MFA building. The issue focuses on the history of the building, as well as the changed landscape of its neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen/Port Authority.read more »