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b. 1996 in Lima, Perú

Exhibited & Published Internationally

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Rivera Antara (b. 1996, Lima) is a Peruvian-Australian artist who now lives and works in London, UK. Rivera graduated from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and continued her studies at the Royal College of Art in London experimenting with various mediums including painting, performance, photography and writing. Rivera holds a degree in photography from the International Centre of Photography in New York.


In 2023, Rivera had her first solo exhibitions with the UNHCR in Lima, Peru held at the Museum Lugar de la Memoria and with the Ombudsman of Peru. Rivera has participated in several collective international exhibitions since 2016. These include "The Human Blueprint", Rotterdam Photo Festival, The Netherlands; Festival International de Fotografía, Chile; Photo IS:RAEL, Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, Tel Aviv, Israel; Buenos Aires Photo with Galeria Imaginário; Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy; The Foreign Correspondents Club, Tokyo, Japan; Head On Photography Festival, Sydney, Australia; Draw A Line, A Safe Space Gallery with UN Women UK among others. 


Rivera’s photographic work has been featured in prominent publications such as National Geographic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Bloomberg, The Wallstreet Journal, Der Spiegel, Foto Feminas, the Harvard Review of Latin America and most recently with Sekka Magazine, shown onboard Etihad Airways. Rivera won the Lucie Foundation Emerging Photographer grant and has been a finalist and shortlisted with PhMuseum, Photo Lúcida Foundation, International Photography Grant and the International Women's Photography Association. 

Rivera is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America, Women Photograph, Diversify Photo and Authority Collective

artist statement

Exploring change and movement has driven my artistic practice and interest in various mediums, to which I don’t define myself solely. Among all of the things that make up the woman that I am, my choice of artistic expression has been dependent on the change occurring within my own life: As I grow away from my country of birth and as I grow from being a young adult. 


As a photographer and visual artist, I turned into a witness and the director of a visual language rooted in poetry and words that remain unsaid. As a performer, my body turned into my tool for words that belong to a specific moment in time in other humans stories.


My work is layered in environment, politics, emotions and the singularity of experiences that can speak to what exists at the complexity of human identity. As an artist, movement and change is important for me, as well as leaving the confinements of the identity I was given at birth. Through art, I have allowed myself to connect across cultures which keeps on giving me richness of life and the opportunity to share a strong connection to stories similar yet outside of my own. 


2023 Solo Exhibition Lugar de La Memoria, "Volver a Ser Una", Lima, Peru


2023 Solo Exhibition UNHCR/ACNUR, Defensoria Del Pueblo, Lima, Peru

2022 The Foreign Correspondents Club, Tokyo, Japan

2022 Head On Photography Festival, Sydney, Australia

2022 The Human Blueprint, Rotterdam Photo Festival

2021 Photo Vogue Festival with PhMuseum, Milan, Italy

2021 Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Valparaiso, Chile

2021 The Journey Diary, Fotodemic

OYC 2021 Final Exhibition at ICP

Draw A Line, A Safe Space Virtual Gallery, UN Women UK

ShutterHub UK, Gallery 5&33, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Special Mention, Rotterdam Photo Festival (online)

#ICPConcerned Global Images for Global Crisis, New York

KONTINUUM, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Final Exhibition of Grad Dip, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Project Space Exhibition, Abu Dhabi, UAE

"Mujeres" by Aguafuerte Galería, Mexico City, Mexico

Buenos Aires Photo with Galería Imaginario, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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