Reynaldo Rivera. "Bus Stop, Sonora". 1991. Courtesy the artist
Reynaldo Rivera. "Bus Stop, Sonora". 1991. Courtesy the artist 
Reynaldo Rivera. Fistful of Love

16/05/2024 - 09/09/2024

MoMA PS1 (The Museum of Modern Art) 
22-25 Jackson Avenue Queens, 
NY 11101 New York   

MoMA PS1 presents the first solo museum exhibition of artist Reynaldo Rivera (b. 1964, Mexicali, Mexico), including iconic works and never-before-seen photographs from his archive. The presentation features over forty black-and-white and color photographs that span the 1980s through today, alongside a film newly edited from Hi8 footage. Raised between Mexicali, Los Angeles, Stockton, Pasadena, and San Diego de la Unión, Rivera eventually settled in Echo Park, and into the artistic and activist milieu around post-punk. A self-taught photographer, Rivera’s first subjects were those closest to him, including his sisters, who remained muses for decades. His work is informed by the drama and deep emotion of boleros and rancheras, the glamour of Old Hollywood and the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, and predecessors like Brassaï and Cartier-Bresson.