Sharmyn Cruz Rivera is a Puerto Rican independent curator and writer. Her research departs from meditations on human geography, radical manifestations of identity, and methodologies of collaboration. Most recently, Cruz Rivera served as Project Manager at Volume Gallery and as Associate Curator at The Green Lantern Press based at Sector 2337 where she oversaw the Shoebox Gallery, a street-facing, small-scale experimental gallery. During her time at Sector 2337, she assisted on exhibitions such as Lou Mallozzi’ site-specific sound installation, “1:1”, and Angelika Markul’s solo exhibition, “If the hours were already counted.” Cruz Rivera holds an MA in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a dual BA in Art History and Modern Languages from the University of Puerto Rico. Recent projects include “Corrosive Like Salt Water” at the Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, “An Image for a Vessel” at the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, “La vista: mamihlapinatapai” at The Franklin, “Hinged Space” at Terrain Exhibitions, and “Fiction Within” at Chicago Artists’ Coalition. She is currently a participant of the 2019-2020 Curatorial Program at De Appel in Amsterdam.

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