José Rivera, Jr.
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 format. 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 currently serves as Meredith Monk's rehearsal assistant, and was last seen in 'On False Tears and Outsourcing,' Cally Spooner's first US solo exhibition at the New Museum. He was awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and received his BFA with Honors in Drama in 2014 having studied at the Meisner Studio, Experimental Theater Wing, and International Theater Wing.