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José Manuel Rivera Jr.

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Born in the Bronx in 1992, José (@joseishere) is a queer latinx recording and visual artist. With powerful vocals and dance as a visual medium, José's 'glam-glitch' sound and aesthetic create a truly unique performative experience.

José is currently creating a new work entitled 'LQQK, The Way I Look,' a visual EP featuring 6 original songs and choreographies in a digital landscape. In Spring 2017, José released a cover of Queen's 'Somebody to Love' as a farcical response to the current US Administration's perspective on gay conversion therapy. The video to date has garnered over +150k views in 20 countries. José was last seen in 'On False Tears and Outsourcing,' Cally Spooner's first US solo exhibition at the New Museum in NYC.

Taking any and every opportunity to develop his instrument and his artistry, José was awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He received his BFA with Honors in Drama with a minor in Urban Development. José is currently on staff at Movement Research as Media & Communications Associate.