Alián Rives

Alián Martínez Rives, born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba in 1988, lives and works in Miami, Florida. Rives received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Technology from the New World School of the Arts and the University of Florida in 2021. Rives is an interdisciplinary artist who describes his experience living in the Cuban diaspora. He seeks to explore the use of technology in a post-Internet media environment and its attempt to create a hyper-tech visual disturbance.


Selected solo exhibitions include "140, 8 cm3 of Sponge Bought from a Repossessed Man," Art Wynwood, Miami, FL (2017); “Values Transmuted,” Department of Children and Families, Miami, FL (2014); "Recycler," General Provincial Museum, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba (2012). Selected group exhibitions include “Twilight of the Idol,” UM Gallery, Miami, FL (2022); “Unspecified Void,” BFA Exhibition, Moore Building, Miami, FL (2021); “Rising Stars,” New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, FL (2021); “CINEMASLAM,” Miami Film Festival, MDC Tower Theater, Miami, FL (2020). Rives received the “Douglas Turner Grant,” New World School of the Arts Scholarship (2021); honorable mention from the Miami Film Festival, “CINEMASLAM,” MDC Tower Theater (2020); the “42nd Annual Honors Day Awards,” Miami Dade College (2017); First Prize “PIXELART,” Third Digital Art Show, Oscar Fernández Morera Art Gallery, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba (2013);  First Prize “Belquis Ayón,” Engraving Exhibition Competition, Oscar Fernández Morera Art Gallery, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba (2010). Works are in Miami Dade College (MDC), Miami, FL; Casa de la Guayabera, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba; Oscar Fernández Morera Art Gallery, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba; and Vladislav Volkov Pedagogical School, Sancti Spíritus collections.


Rives' works have recently been exhibited at the Gotland Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Le Lieu Center en Arte Actuel, Quebec, Canada; Art Basel Wynwood Art Fair, The Moore Building Art Space, Miami, FL; CINEMASLAM, Tower Theater, Miami, FL; Collage Habana Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba; among other galleries and institutions.