Alex Rivera is a filmmaker who has been telling new, urgent, and visually adventurous Latino stories for more than 15 years. His first feature film, Sleep Dealer, won multiple awards at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival and landed him on Variety’s ’10 Directors to Watch’ list. Rivera is a Rockefeller Fellow, USA Artist Fellow, Creative Capital grantee and was The Rothschild Lecturer at Harvard University.
In 2015 Rivera was awarded major support from the Surdna Foundation for his film-in-progress, The Infiltrators. He received an Art & Technology Lab Grant from LACMA for an upcoming project in virtual reality. His recent collaborations have included work with Manu Chao, La Santa Cecilia and Aloe Blacc.
Alex studied at Hampshire College and lives in Los Angeles.
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