Clavo Rivas, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Clavo Rivas

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Santa Clarita, CA

Neil “Clavo” Rivas is an interdisciplinary artist whose work stems from his roles as a documentarian, educator, and activist. Using photographic imagery, collected objects, and appropriated pop-culture iconography, he is invested in aesthetic politics and creating tactical interventions within social, cultural, and political contexts. His diverse projects have come in a range of forms, including multimedia installations, video, public interventions, web-based projects, performances, and community-based practices. Much of his work has been used for educational purposes, journalism, and legal evidence.