Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera is a designer, artist, educator and curator passionate about food, lover of ephemeral objects, gradients and anything deemed as kitsch. Juan Carlos was born and raised in the smallest town of Puerto Rico.
My practice focuses on dismantling colonial legacies in art and design from the perspective of a queer Boricua diaspora. The ongoing research that informs my work is the study of decoloniality, pedagogy, design and non-western methodologies. With this in mind, I pursue the combination of community-based knowledge exchange and graphic design to create visual narratives that honor ancestral practices, decenter eurocentric perspectives and propose new autonomous futures.