JUANJOSÉ RIVAS is a sound and visual artist, cultural manager, and disruptive teacher based in Mexico City. He is currently a member of the National System of Art Creators FONCA, professor at the Universidad Centro. Film, design and television and artistic director of VOLTA Sesiones de Improvisación y Experimentación Sonora in Mexico City.
In his work, he appeals to different practices such as sound art, performance, video, installations, photo, sculpture and drawing without separating from improvisation as the main resource, elaborate a discourse through translation, error and interference within the different artistic languages.
He has been artist in residence at Sound Art and Experimental Music Program BEMIS Center for Contemporary Arts (2020), MATADERO in Madrid (2015), HANGAR Center for Artistic Creation in Barcelona (2011) and SBK in Karlsruhe Germany. Since 2003, he has given workshops, classes, seminars and conferences at different universities, schools and cultural centers in Mexico and abroad.
Factory Streams: Live Vids for Covid is a live-stream concert series featuring experimental, electronic, free jazz, noise, and other genre-bending musicians based in Columbus, OH and elsewhere. All of the performances in the series are streamed from our official Twitch account: twitch.tv/thefusefactory.