Interdisciplinary artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Based in Berlin.
Melanie Rivera Flores's film installations, virtual and web-based art, critically examines historical political issues, focusing on the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States and challenging stereotypical representations of women in culture. Her installations, which often combine audiovisual material with everyday objects that she has altered or removed from their natural function, are conceived as spaces for collective memory. Infused with clichés, intellectual inertia, and bad jokes, these works call for action as well as reflection. Melanie Rivera Flores lives and works as a housewife in Berlin, Germany, currently exploring issues related to this role.