Clavo Rivas, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Clavo Rivas

  • Visual Arts
  • Santa Clarita, CA
San Romero, Retorno a Su Mirada

To support a project in partnership with Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (El Salvador) that will revisit, restage, and re-contextualize photographs from human rights icon Oscar RomeroÕs personal collection he entrusted with a friend shortly before his assassination, safeguarded for almost forty years.

The project consists of public installations and community-based photo-shoots featuring life-size cut-outs of Romero from his photographs, an homage at his tomb, and culminates in a traveling exhibition to commemorate the first anniversary of RomeroÕs sainthood, serving as a transnational vessel for education and empowerment at a critical time, in hopes of stimulating intergenerational dialogue.