Santiago Rivas

From the series: Sad Collages, “Sin Receta”. 2012

Santiago Rivas is a multimedia Colombian artist. He attended the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá where he got his B.F.A in Studio Arts in 2008.
His work sprawled out of the standard gallery setting with a series of public “Ultra-Sad-Parties” or “Parties for the End of the World.” These series of gatherings involve massive immersive installations, where the artist gathers an audience and presents them with specific sound playlists. These series of of installations/performance/gatherings was the early beginnings of the renown group called “La Recontra” which gathers thousands of people every-other month in various cities of Latin-America.