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Artist Walk-through: Rigo 23

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

All Beta Main programs are free.
114 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013


For nearly three decades, Rigo 23’s socially engaged work has focused on addressing injustices, notably highlighting Leonard Peltier, a member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975 and whose two life sentences have been the subject of much debate. 

Join Rigo for a walk-through of his exhibition Ripples Become Waves as he shares about his art practice and travels across America to raise awareness for the release of Peliter.

This program is open to all and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves. The exhibition will be open during the program. All Beta Main exhibitions and programs are FREE.


Rigo 23 (b. 1966, Madeira Island, Portugal) lives in Los Angeles and works globally. He has exhibited his work internationally for more than 20 years, placing murals, paintings, sculptures, and tile work in public situations where viewers are encouraged to examine their relationship to their community and their role as unwitting advocates of public policy. Rigo’s works live both as artworks and thoughtful public interventions and have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) and the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles; the New Museum and Artists Space, New York City; and the Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His work has been included in theKochi-Muziris Biennale, India; Aichi Triennial, Japan; Shenzhen Hong-Kong Bi-City Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture, China; Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; Lyon Biennale, France; 2006 Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom; and 2004 California Biennial, among others. Rigo received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Stanford University.

Earlier Event: April 19
Kelly Lytle Hernandez: City of Inmates
Later Event: April 22
SoulCollage 101