Rigo 23

Adjunct Faculty
New Genres and MFA Faculty

Rigo 23 is a visual artist working in site and cultural specific settings, often in collaboration with others and over extended periods of time. His works occupy unstructured public space as well as designed for art appreciation spaces. Collective memory and markers of time are central concerns. Recent group exhibitions include the 12th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; 2nd Aichi Triennale, Japan; 1st Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; Regionale XII, Austria; The Jerusalem Show IV, Palestine; 3rd Shenzhen/Hong-Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, China; 10th Lyon Biennale, France and 4th Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom.


  • MFA, Stanford University, 1997
  • BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1991


  • https://www.fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/rigo-23-heart-santa-madera
  • https://www.redcat.org/exhibition/rigo-23-autonomous-intergalactic-space-program
  • https://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/breaking-the-mould/article3938720.ece
  • https://blog.art21.org/2011/01/20/5-questions-for-contemporary-practice-with-rigo-23/#.VRGVUOUbzAQ
  • https://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/461

Favorite Bit of Advice:

I would like to remind my students that tuition is expensive to pay, yet attention is not - others can pay tuition for us, but no one can pay attention for us and while one can delay the paying of tuition by contracting into a loan, delaying the paying of attention is hardly an option.