Romero Rivero examines indifference and injustice rooted in episodes of recent Peruvian history. Informed by a degree in law and political science, she infuses her art with commentary on judicial inequality and human rights. Romero Rivero witnessed the pervasive gender discrimination, structural poverty, and the aftermath of the conflict between the Peruvian army and the Communist Party of Peru’s guerilla fighters (also known as Shining Path) from 1980 to 2000; during this period the Communist Party systematically kidnapped children and massacred civilians. Romero Rivero’s multimedia paintings reflect on these stories and experiences. Using photographs and expressive color, she gives presence to those who have disappeared and a voice to those who live on the social periphery.
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist
"The ROCI Road to Peace: Experiments in the Unfamiliar"
Venue: Academy Art Museum, Easton (2015-2016)