Mateo Rivano
AGYU @ Art Toronto:

28 October – 1 November 2010

The Art Gallery of York University participates in this year’s Art Toronto with Colombian artist and DJ Mateo Rivano. The project builds upon the AGYU’s presentation of the artist at ArtBo 2009, South America’s premiere art fair in Bogotá. The AGYU will be collaborating with Mia Nielsen at the Drake Hotel to provide Rivano with a one-month residency where he will produce new work for Art Toronto as well as a specifically commissioned mural project and DJ set for The Drake Hotel. Join us for Art Toronto’s artist party in the Drake Underground on Saturday, October 30th and hear Rivano rock the house.

Mateo Rivano was born in Bogotá in 1978. In 2006, he obtained his degree in art, directing, and painting in the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in Italy. He has participated in many collective and individual exhibitions, such as Cantos y otros amigos imaginarios, Galería de Arte de Cámara of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Salitre branch (2009),  Crack, Art Biagotti, Florence (2008); Scope Basel, Art Basel (2008) 49 disegni, Redline Art Gallery, Florence (2007); Opere grafiche due strade a confronto, Academia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence (2007).