About Quique Rivera

Quique Rivera is a Puerto Rican artist and award winning filmmaker. His interest in diverse forms of fine arts led him to start experimenting and teaching himself stop-motion animation, a discipline where sculpture, photography and storytelling would come together into what has become his art medium of choice.

His films Menuda Urbe (2010), Aedes (2011) and El delirio del pez león (2012) have been screened at multiple festivals internationally including Ottawa International Animation Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, Slamdance, New Orleans Film Festival, Cinefiesta, Raindance, Moscow International Film Festival, New Filmmakers LA and the Havana Film Festival. Rivera graduated from the Experimental Animation MFA program at the California Institute of the Arts where he received the LAIKA Annual Scholarship 2013-2014 and was a member of the 2013 CILECT Awards Selection Comitee. He was also a juror for the animation category at the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival where his film El delirio del pez león won the Grand Jury Award the previous year. His thesis film at CalArts “Así de grandes son las ideas” is a collaboration with the multiple Latin Grammy and Grammy Award winner René Pérez Joglar (Calle 13).

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