Elena del Rivero
Born Valencia Spain. Lives in New York since 1991.

Grants/Fellowships/Residencies
2019 Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts
2017 Artist-in-Residence, Joan Mitchell Foundation Center, New Orleans
2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award
2005 Rockefeller Foundation. Bellagio Center, Italy
2002 New York Foundation for the Arts Award
2002 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
2001 Creative Capital Foundation Award
2001 New York Foundation for the Arts Award
1994 Premio Navarra. Painting, Pamplona, Spain
1991 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
1988 Prix de Rome. Real Academia de Bellas Artes de EspañaRome, Italy
1985 Senyera Print Award. City Council of Valencia, Spain
1984 Alfonso Roig Grant. Government of Valencia, Spain
1983 Grant for Young Artists. Spanish Ministry of Culture, Spain

Individual/Selected Exhibitions

2020 Hash Brownies after Alice B. Toklas, Henrique Faria Gallery, New York
2019 AN ARCHIVE OF DUST*, curated by Mateo Feijoo and Pepa Balsac, Museum de L’Exili, La Jonquera, Catalunya, Spain
AN ARCHIVE OF DUST*, curated by Mateo Feijóo, Naves Matadero, Madrid
THE END OF THE WORLD, curated by Mateo Feijóo, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid
2017 MOTHER, Travesía Cuatro, Guadalajara, México
2016 My friends and other animals, Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
2015 Letters from Home: A rendez-vous, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Letter of a Traveler, Galería Elvira González, solo presentation at The Armory Show, New York, NY
Elena del Rivero, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Rhapsody (with Linn Meyers) Gering & Lopez, New York, NY
2011 CHANT, New Museum, New York, NY
cedarliberty (with Leslie McCleave) State Museum of Albany, NY
cedarliberty (with Leslie McCleave) International Center of Photography, curated by Carol Squiers, New York, NY
Elena del Rivero, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
Flying Letters, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
2010 Flying Letters, Galería Senda, Barcelona, Spain
A drawing fallen from the sky*, La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
Flying Letters*, Espacio AV, Murcia, Spain
2009 Oeil d’âme*, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
2008 Home Suite*, with BRING LIGHT a sound piece by Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, The Corcoran Gallery of Art,
curated by Sarah Newman. Washington, D.C.
2007 At Hand*, with BRING LIGHT a sound piece by Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, curated by Elizabeth Finch,
Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
2006 Darling: On Rembrandt*, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
At Hand*, with BRING LIGHT a sound piece by Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris, curated by Elizabeth Finch,
Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
L’amour prope. Testimonio de la cavern*, curated by Imma Prieto, Fundació La Caixa
Broken Cloud, Galeria Art Nueve, Murcia, Spain
2004 HELOISE, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
Nine Broken Letters, Josee Bienvenue Gallery, New York, NY
BROKENCLOUD, Galería Elvria González, Madrid, Spain
2002 DOCUMENTACIONES*, curated by Javier Panera, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
2001 Sweet Home, DV, San Sebastián, Spain
La Perfecta Casada*, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
[Swi:t] Home, Performance Drawings, curated by Catherine de Zegher, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Las Hilanderas*, Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, NY
Que Tenga Rejas de Bronce*, Window Project. Art in General*, New York, NY
2000 Entredós, curated by Assumpta Bassas, Dept. Feminist Studies, Universidad, Barcelona,
In Love, with Tere Recarens, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain
1998 Five Kept Letters*…, curated by Rafael Doctor, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
1997 Letters to the Mother, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco. CA
Letter from the Bride, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Cartas, Galeria Javier López, Madrid, Spain
1996 Cartas*, Espacio Caja-Burgos, Burgos, Spain
1995 300 Letters to the Mother, V, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Elena del Rivero*, Museo de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
1993 With Light, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Cartas y diarios, Galería Elba Benitez. Madrid, Spain
1991 Elena del Rivero, Mincher and Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group/Selected Exhibitions
2019 New Typographics: Typewriter Art as Print*, curated by Ksenia Nouri, The Print Center Philadelphia,PA
MENOS É MÁIS, homenaxe a Manuel Moldes, curated by Àlvaro Negro, Bienal de Pontevedra,
2018 Seis Creadoras en la Colección (Elena Asins, Rosa Brun, Àngela de la Cruz, Elena del Rivero, Cristina Iglesias,
Soledad Sevilla), Museo Patio Herreriano, Vallodolid, Spain
El poder del Arte, curated by João Fernández Senate/Reina Sofia, Madrid
La No Comunidad, curated by Blanca de la Torre y Ricardo Ramón Jarne, Centro Centro, Madrid
2017 Mujeres artistas en la Colección Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
ON VIEW, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Präsent: Zwischen den Zeilen, Kunst in Briefen von Niki de Saint Phalle bis Joseph Beuys*, curated by Alessandra Nappo, Sprengel Musem,
Hannover, Germany
2016 Whatever moves between us also moves the world in general, curated by Sonel Breslav, Murray Guy, New York
Radical Drawings, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Scenes with flat objects, curated by Andrés González Travesía Cuatro, Guadalájara, México
My father Avoids the Siren’s Songs, curated by Berta Sichel, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York
I Need to Tell You Something: The Lost Art of Letter Writing and Communication Today, curated by Courtney Gilbert,
Sun Valley for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho.
RE-ACTION, curated by Alonso y Marful, Planta Noble del Casal Solleric, Mallorca, Spain
2015 Paper Trail: Contemporary prints, drawings and photographs from the collection, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
Días de Vinilo: Una historia del diseño gráfico musical*, curated by Javier Panera Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
The Suspended Line, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
RE-ACTION*, Alonso y Marful work in progress, Museo Barjola, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
La Trampa de la sonrisa, ARTIUM, Vitoria, Spain
Reflexións, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, curated by Christina Ferreria Adrade, Santigao de Compostela, Spain
2014 Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, UB Anderson Gallery at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Provisionals, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Tiempos Abiertos: Fondos de la Colección Artium de Álava, CEART, a collaboration with Domus Artium2002 (DA2),
Salamanca, curated by Enrique Martinez Goikoextxea. Fuenlabrada-Madrid, Spain
Grabados del Taller de Óscar Manesi, Galería Acanto, Almería, Spain
#1: Cartagena, First International Contemporary Art Biennial*, curated by Berta Sichel, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
2013 STILL EM MOVIMENTO: Lição de Pintura, curated by Berta Sichel, Paço das Artes, Sao Paolo, Brasil
Art=Text=Art, The Hafnarfjör∂ur Center of Fine Arts, Hafnarfjör∂ur, Iceland
Arte y Gastronomía, la cocina y la pintura, *curated by Fernando Castro Flórez, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
Entre Bambalinas, Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern. Valencia, Spain.
2012 “European Live Art Archive”, curated by Pepa Balsach. University of Girona, Catalunya, Spain
Art=Text=Art, curated by Elizabeth Schlatter, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Genealogías feministas en el arte español, 1960-2010*, curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga and Patricia Mayayo, MUSAC, León, Spain
Identidad femenina en la colección del IVAM, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011 Drawn/Taped/Burned*, Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York
Art=Text=Art, curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter with Rachel Nackman, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia
Resonances: Looking for Mr. McLuhan, curated by Berta Sichel, Pratt University Galley, New York, NY
Figuras de la Exclusión, curated by María Teresa Alario Trigueros, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
2010 Courier*, curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming, University Art Museum, Albany, NY
Feeling what no longer is*, curated by Serra Sabuncuolgu, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Heloïse perfundet Omnia Luce, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain
Escultura Española Actual 2000-2010, curated by Francisco Calvo Serraller, Museo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
Summer Shortcuts: A Drawing Forecast, Josee Bienvenue Gallery, NY
FEM_09, Trobada de Performance, Centre Cultural la Mercè, Universitat Girona, Girona, Spain
Nueva York: El papel de las últimas Vanguardias, curated by Francisco Calvo Serraller, Museo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
Hilos de Modernidad: Tapices y alfombras de la Real Fábrica de Tapices*, Real Fábrica de Tapices, Madrid, Spain
Tic-Tac, ARTIUM de Álava. Araba, Spain
2008 Nostalgia del Futuro. Homenaje a Renau, curated by Manuel Garcia, Centro del Carme, Valencia, Spain
Linhas, Grelhas, Manchas, Palavras, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, Museu Serralves. Porto, Portugal.
Traveled to Museum Wiesbaden
Blanco roto, Galería Elvria González, Madrid, Spain
2007 What is a Line, Drawings from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
La palabra imaginada, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
www dot creative-capital dot org, curated by Ken Chu, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY
A propósito de hombres y mujeres, Instituto Cervantes, New York, NY and Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, Illinois.
2006 Entre a palabra e a imaxe, Fundación Luis Seoane. Coruna, Spain
Threads of Memory*, curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY
Katarsia. Garbikuntza errituak. Bilduma V = Catarsis. Rituales de Purificación, Colección V, ARTIUM de Álava , Spain
V.A.C., Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
2005 Dating Data, Josee Bienvenue Gallery, New York, NY
Laboratorio de Género, organized by Ana Tiscornia and Patrica Betancurt, Centro Cultural de Espana, Montevido, Uruguay
Drawing and painting, Scott Cook Fine Art. New York, NY
Barrocos y Neobarrocos, El Infierno de lo bello*, curated by Javier Panera DA 2 Domus Artium Palacio de Abrantes, Salamanca, Spain
2004 Encuentro entre dos colecciones, Arte Portugués y Español de los 90, Fundaçao de Serralves,
Porto, Portugal, La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
El arte dentro del arte*, curated by Mariano Navarro Universidad de Cordoba, Fundación Botín, Cordoba, Spain
L’Art de la relació, curated by Assumpta Bassas, Capella de Sant Nicolau, Girona, Spain
Don’t call it performance, curated by Berta Sichel, Museo del Barrio. New York, NY
Don’t call it Performance, curated by Paco Barragán, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
Book as Art, curated by Krystina Wasserman, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Bellas Artes en el Siglo XX, curated by Fernando Huici, Atarazanas, Valencia, Spain
Fine Lines, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2003 Newer Genres: Twenty Years of Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios, curated by Wendy White,
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Don’t call it performance, curated by Berta Sichel, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Elena del Rivero: [Swi:t] Home, Folio case by Rutgers Center for Innovation Print and Paper,
Edition of 20, printer Anne Q. McKeown, New Brunswick, NJ
Il Raconto del Filo: Ricamo e Cucito nell’Arte Contemporanea*, curated by Giorgio Verzotti & Francesca Pasini, MART, Rovereto, Italy
Miradas Complices*, curated by Miguel Fdez.-Cid, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Personal Perspectives: The Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper Fellowship Exhibition,
Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
In the Making, Gallery at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Systems Now: A survey of recent systematic art*, curated by Joseph Cunningham,
Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI
2002 Entre Líneas*, curated by Virginia Perez-Ratón & Santiago Olmo, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Microwave, Josee Bienvenue/Christinerose Gallery, New York, NY
Gótico… pero Exótico*, curated by Javier González de Durana, ARTIUM, Vitoria, Spain
Contemporary American Paper Artists: An Invitational Exhibition, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
CONT-ACT (2) Percepcion, Galeria Palma12, Barcelona, Spain
La Colección II. Arte en España desde 1960 hasta las actulidad = Il Bilduma, ARTIUM de Álava, Spain
2001 By Hand: Patterns, Precision, and Repetition in Contemporary Drawing*, University Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Between Text and Textiles*, 123 Watts Gallery, New York, NY
Spitting Image: Myth and Creation of Feminine Identity, University Connecticut, Stamford, CT
Rags to Riches: 25 Years of Paper Art from Dieu Donné*, curated by Donna Stein, Milwaukee Art Museum, (travels)
2000 Microwave two*, 123 Watts Gallery, New York, NY
Paper Trail*, curated by Andrea S. Honoré, The Rutgers Summerfest 2000, New Brunswick, NJ
Greater New York*, P.S.1 and Museum of Modern Art, P.S.1, New York, NY
M’escrius una Carta*, curated by Marta Pol, Museo Arte Contemporáneo, Girona, Spain
1999 Die Kunst der Linie Moglichkeiten des Graphischen*, Landesgalerie Oberosterreich, Linz, Austria
Drawing is another kind of language*, The Parrish Museum, Water Mill, NY
At the Curve of the World*, curated by Pilar Pérez, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA
Drawn to Scale, Wynn Kramarsky Space & Dieu Donné, New York, NY
All Dressed in White, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Zeichnen ist eine andere Art von Sprache. Neure amerikanische Zeichnungen aus einer New Yorker Privatsammlung*,
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Travels to Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France
Cómo nos vemos; Imágenes y arquetipos femeninos*, curated by Victoria Combalía, Círculo Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
1998 Zeichnen ist eine andere Art von Sprache. Neure amerikanische Zeichnungen aus einer New Yorker, Privatsammlung*, Kunstmuseum Winterthur
II Salón Refactario, organized by Quico Rivas, Galería Buades, Madrid, Spain
Interlacings: The Craft of Contemporary Art*, curated by Berta Sichel, Whitney Museum, Stamford CT
New Museum’s 21st Anniversary Benefit Gala*, New York, NY
Gothic Distress, curated by Karen Giusti, Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY
Original scale*, curated by John Yau, APEX, New York, NY
Cómo nos vemos: Imágenes y arquetipos femeninos*,Curated by Victoria Combalía, Centre Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain
1997 Drawing is Another Kind of Language: Recent American Drawings from a New York Private collection*,
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Group show, Anthony Meier Fine Arts. San Francisco, CA
New Work: Drawings Today, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Poetics of Obsession, Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York, NY
Text & Identity: 12 Women/12 Artists, curated by Rhonda Cooper, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
Raó I Sensibilitá*, Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
1996 25th Anniversary, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
To Live is to Leave Traces*, Instituto Cultural Cabaña, Guadalájara, México
Repetition of Form, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Peninsulares*, curated by João Fernandes,Módulo, Lisbon, Portugal
Drawings, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York and Cologne
INTART (with Jaime Palacios), curated by Victor Zamudio-Taylor, New York, NY
Options: Divergent Visions, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
Human/Nature*, The New Museum Benefit Auction, New York, NY
Parpalló 15/41, Cultural la Beneficenia, Valencia, Spain
Johannesburg Biennale*, curated by O. Zaya & T. Mosaka, The African Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa
1994 Salón de los16*, curated by Miquel Fernández-Cid Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain
El Color de Los Sueños*, curated by Barbara Rose, Galería Jorge Mara. Madrid, Spain
1992 America Discovers Spain I*, curated by Barbara Rose, Spanish Institute, New York, NY
Group show, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Madrid the 80's*, curated by Miguel Fdez-Cid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
* catalog

Collections
American Express. San Francisco, CA
Arkansas Arts Center. Little Rock, AR
Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, MD
Birmingham Museum of Art. Birmingham, AL
Blanton Museum of Art. Austin, TX
Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
Centro de Fotografīa Universidad de Salamanca. Salamanca, Spain
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo - CGAC. Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo - Artium Vitoria, Spain
Colby College Museum of Art. Waterville, ME
Colección Fernandez Ordóñez. San Sebastian, Spain
Collection Nordstern Versichtunsen AG. Cologne, Germany
Dieu Donné PaperMill. New York, NY
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA
Fundació La Caixa. Barcelona, Spain
Fundación Caja-Burgos. Burgos, Spain
Fundación Coca Cola. Madrid, Spain
Henry Art Gallery. Seattle, WA
Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern – IVAM. Valencia, Spain
Johnson & Johnson Collection. New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY
Museo de Pamplona. Navarra, Spain
Museo Nacional Centro Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain
Museo Patio Herreriano. Valladolid, Spain
Museum of Modern Art. New York, NY
National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC
Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University. Dallas, TX
Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. Miami, FL
Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky. New York, NY
Spanish Academy of Fine Arts. Rome, Italy
Vanderbilt University of Fine Arts. Nashville, TN
Williams College Museum of Art. Williamstown, MA
Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT

Selected Publications
New Typographics: Typewriter Art As Print, published by The Print Center, essays by Ksenia Nouril, 2019
Re-Action: Genealogía y Contracanon, published by Casa Solleric (Mallorca), 2016
Re-Action: Genealogía y Contracanon, published by Museo Barjola (Gijón), 2015
The Art of Typewriting, published by Thames & Hudson, edited by Marvin Sackner, Ruth Sackner and Steven Heller, 2015
Re-Action: Genealogía y Contracanon, published by Fundació Palma Espai d'Art, 2015
Genealogías feministas en el arte español: 1960-2010, published by MUSAC, edited by Juan Vicente Aliaga and Patricia Mayayo, essays by Assumpta Bassas Vila, Olga Fernández López, Isabel Tejeda Martín and Rocío de la Villa, 2013
Heloïse Perfundent Omnia Luce, published by University of Barcelona, essays by Assumpta Bassas Vila and María Milagros Rivera, 2013
Elena del Rivero: Flying Letters, La Conservera, Ceutí, Murcia, published by TF Editors, essays by John Yau, Jose Ma Parreño, Joana Masó, 2010
La Relacio, published by Duoda, Unviersity of Barcelona, essays by Assumpta Bassas Vila, Maria Milagros Rivera and Bea Espejo, 2002-2008
Elena del Rivero: Home Suite, brochure published by The Corcoran Gallery of Art, essay by Sarah Newman, 2008
Darling,
published by Galería Elvira González, Madrid, essays by Kara Vander Weg and Elena del Rivero, 2006
Elena del Rivero: At Hand, published by Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern and Patio Herreriano, essays by Elizabeth Finch, Olga Fernández, Mina Takahashi, Pepa Balsach and Linda Yablonsky, 2006
Elena del Rivero, published by University of Salamanca, Spain, essays by Javier Panera, Juan Antonio Ramírez, María José Balsach, Jonathan Brown, Elizabeth Finch, Quico Rivas and María Milagros Rivera, 2002
Performance Drawings, published by The Drawing Center, New York, essay by Elizabeth Finch, 2001
From My Cell, brochure published by Art in General, essay by Ana Rossetti, 2001
[Swi:t] Home, published by Creative Capital, essay by Linda Yablonsky, 2001
At The Curve of The World at Track 16 Gallery, published by Smart Art Press, Los Angeles, essays by Linda Yablonsky, 1999
Elena del Rivero. Espacio UNO, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reína Sofía, essay by Assumpta Bassas Vila, 1999
Elena del Rivero: Cartas y cárceles, Espais Centre d’Art Contemporani, essay by María José Balsach, 1994
Elena del Rivero: La Aurora, Anselmo Alvarez Galería de Arte, essays by María José Balsach and Miguel Fernández-Cid, 1990
Elena del Rivero: Gambito de Dama, Fundació Caixa de Pensions Valencia, Spain, essay by Horacio Fernández, 1989
Elena del Rivero: Geometría de la Memoria. Galería Mar Estrada, essay by Francisco Jarauta, 1987****