Sharmyn Cruz Rivera

Sharmyn Cruz Rivera is a Puerto Rican curator and writer now based in Amsterdam. Her research departs from meditations on human geography, radical manifestations of identity, and methodologies of collaboration. Most recently, Cruz Rivera served as Project Manager at Volume Gallery and as Associate Curator at The Green Lantern Press based at Sector 2337 in Chicago. Cruz Rivera holds an MA in arts administration and policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a dual BA in art history and modern languages from the University of Puerto Rico. She was a participant of the 2019-2020 Curatorial Program at de Appel. Sharmyn has been a resident at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency (Saugatuck, MI), Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange (Kaneohe, HI), Roots and Culture (Chicago, IL), ACRE (Steuben, WI) all in the United States. She was the recipient of the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Curatorial Fellowship. She is the co-editor of This may or may not be a true story or a lesson in resistance, a de Appel publication launched in 2020.