Date 2009
Dimensions 10'' x 10''
Category Photography
Genre Contemporary
Period 21st Century

Norma Vila Rivero

"Las Top 5" (2009)



Photographer, multimedia artist, exhibit coordinator and cultural manager. Received a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (2005) and a master’s degree in Art Administration in Ana G. Mendez, Universidad del Turabo (2010). In 2011, she co-founded METRO: plataformaorganizada, an artist run space, and from 2015 until 2018 was the Director of ÁREA: lugar de proyectos. In 2017, she was selected to participate with Occupy Museums Debt Fair installation at the Whitney Museum Biennial. In 2020, she presents her solo exhibition entitled “Una metáfora contra el olvido”, at the art museum of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Her work has been presented in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Norway, Ecuador, Mallorca, Switzerland, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Perú, Saint Croix and many states of the U.S. Vila Rivero employs a broad spectrum of mediums to explore social science, phenomenology, semantics, and the human condition in an artistic practice that weds aesthetics to social engagement. The aim is to subtly address emotional issues or intense social themes from a humanist point of view. Through photography, installation, and mixed media, Vila Rivero has criticized and offered a comment on the role of religion in Wars, the immigrant condition, the economic inequality due to gender and recently the environmental sustainability in the face of economic growth.