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Dhara Rivera has developed her artistic work through a wide variety of formats and materials. She completed a Bachelor's Degree in Human Studies (1973) and Visual Art at the Pratt Institute in New York (1980). She completed her MFA from Hunter College and participated in the "Program for Young Artists" sponsored by the Whitney Museum, N.Y.C (1980-83). Her work has focused on the frontiers and fluid connections between the domestic and public, the persona; and social, the memory and present. For over eight years this view has turned to the relationship nature/individual/society, with a special emphasis on water in all its forms. From this body of work, other performing actions were derived in Dorado Beach East, Dorado, El Salto Community from Juanacatlán in Guadalajara, México and at the Quebrada Margarita in San Juan metropolitan area metro. The El proyecto Río y respiro, that was about Río Grande de Loíza, closed in December 2012 after a year of development. Dhara currently works as part of the faculty of the Escuela de Artes Plásticas of Puerto Rico.
Felix Rodriguez-Rosa holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a major in Photography from the University of Puerto Rico. His works range from action-performance, intervention-installation to drawing, photography and video. Since March 2012 he joined PISO as documenter, improviser and collaborator. He is currently a Fellow at La Práctica 2012-2013, a post-academic study and production program in Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Noemi Segarra lives and works in Puerto Rico. Noemí was a 2011-2012 Fellow at La Práctica, Beta-Local's experimental studies and production program in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Segarra holds a BFA from Hunter College and an MFA from Temple University. Segarra has taught at Temple University, Bryn Mawr College, University of Puerto Rico and Inter Metro University. PISO proyecto is her current research project. Initiated in her home studio, PISO has been awarded a 2012-2013 Franklin Furnace Fund to bring the work to the South Bronx in 2013. Currently, PISO is activating a site in the remains of displaced community San Mateo de Cangrejos in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Segarra is committed to pushing artistic forms forward considering our inter-connectedness at an ample scale, while remaining grounded in local and everyday, informal contexts.