Colectivo Moriviví is a women driven artistic collective that has been producing public art and artivism since 2013. Our artistic production consists of muralism, community-led muralism, and protest performance/actions. We believe that throught artivism we can promote consciusness on social issues, producing what we call the collective "imaginario" (imaginary/imagery). The collective "imaginario" is the imagery we build in our artwork that resonates with Puerto Rican narratives strengthening our collective memory. Our intention is to make community and that our history is not denied, that's why we use public art to achieve it. .
Moriviví is a collective of young female artists, working on public art since April 2013. All of the mebers first studied at Central High School of Visual Arts, located in Santurce, PR. Based in Puerto Rico, we’ve gained recognition for the creation of murals, where we’ve developed the subject of human condition directed to sensibilize spectators.
The group was conformed during Santurce es Ley 4 Festival and then kept participating in local Urban Art Festivals. As our work became more popular, organizations and community leadership started to reach out to us.
We began with eight members. Currently, we're down to two of the original crew and are training a new member. We are transitioning from an artistic collective to a social enterprise, connecting with collaborators and organizations in different areas to best contonue and support our work. We are interested in replicating this art production model. This is why we are open to teach those who are interested in immersing themselves in community led arts production.
After six years of work, we have murals and community projects done in different towns in Puerto Rico, like San Juan, Vega Alta, Caguas, Loíza, Humacao, Adjuntas, Las Piedras and Culebra. We've been guest class speakers in the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and Cayey Campuses, and also in Sagrado Corazón University.
Abroad,we've given conferences in New York City and Buffalo, NY. We've also been guest speakers for a couple universities, such as Tulane University in New Orleans, Grinnell College in Iowa and Trinity College in Conneticut. We've done community projects in New York City with El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, with Nueva Esperanza and The Holyoke Public Library in Holyoke, MA, and with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center in Chicago, IL. Back in 2017, we had the opportunity to go to China to represent Puerto Rico in a mural project called the Miracle Project with the production of two murals centered on the subject of the colony. In 2019, Colectivo Moriviví was one of the nine finalists to participate in Sheffield Mural Fest in Tasmania, Australia.
Last 2018, we were awarded the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund Grant and the Art Matters Foundation Grant to support and continue our work as young women artists and community organizers.