Rivet is Manuela Moscoso and Sarah Demeuse with occassional contexts and collaborators.

Rivet connects its ongoing research and conversations with artists with its exhibitions as well as its publications and translation activity. The office is a single practice with a consistent research agenda.

Our projects can take the shape of events, critical writing, workshops, exhibitions, conference calls or combinations thereof. Some are more public than others, but all are conceptually connected and create a sense of coherence despite their sporadic emergence. We see exhibitions are pointed manifestations of our research and seek to establish a dialogue with the hosting venue’s own constituency, which will, in turn, lead to specific publications and new collaborations. We also seek to actively connect with full-fledged researchers and welcome them as interlocutors in events or publications. Inversely, we are also keen on connecting with students through workshops or collective research. We are based in Mexico City and Brooklyn.

Rivet came together at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, where both Manuela and Sarah pursued an M.A. degree. Manuela’s background is in artistic practice and she has initiated and co-directed the artist-run space, los29enchufes, in Madrid. Manuela has ample experience in commissioning and has curated many group shows of varying scale in Spain as well as in the U.S. Manuela was Associate Curator of the 12th Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador. She is currently curator at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Prior to fully entering the field of contemporary art, Sarah spent several years studying and teaching literature at the university level, first as Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley and then as Assistant Professor at Columbia University. Since 2008, she has developed and supported several exhibition projects in the NYC area, Mexico City, and Spain and she has combined exhibition-making with translating, editing, and writing. Sarah was a Cloud Curator with the 9th Mercosul Biennial | Porto Alegre, Brazil. She regularly writes for catalogs and artist publications, and she contributes to publications such as Bulletins of the Serving Library, Witte de With Review, Art Papers, Otra Parte, Art in America.

For more information about our ongoing research or upcoming projects email us at info@rivet-rivet.net