Shey Rivera

Providence, RI

Shey Rivera Ríos (pronouns: they/them) is a multi-genre artist and arts manager. Rivera’s work is at the intersection of art/culture, digital media, and civic engagement. Rivera is the former Artistic Director at AS220, where they served for 8 years and succeeded founder Umberto Crenca, leading the organization as part of a Co-Director model. They now serve as the Director of Inclusive Regional Development at Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) at MIT, Dept of Urban Studies and Planning. As an artist, they are active in the mediums of performance, installation, digital media, and poetry/narrative. The creations spam several genres and a myriad of topics, from home to capitalism to queerness to magic. Rivera is also a performance curator and producer of interventions that activate people creatively.