Supported by Las Musas

Diego Miró-Rivera was born in Austin, Texas to parents from Puerto Rico and Spain. He graduated from Yale University this past May, with honors in Art and Cognitive Science, and was awarded the Sudler Prize for the Creative Arts at commencement. Other formative experiences include a residency at the Norfolk School of Art, an apprenticeship under artist Andy Goldsworthy OBE, archeological research on the Ancient Maya in Belize (Gurney Fellowship ‘22), and a study of Japan’s gardens (William Hotchkiss Fellowship ‘23).  Diego’s work is focused on site-specificity, the natural world, how humans relate through the manipulation of space. Some of his works are of immense scale, snow or grass tracks of several kilometers, others fit in the palm of a hand.


Laberinto Garzón

My work exists in a plot of land in the southwest corner of the town of Garzón. In the weeks leading up to the festival, I dedicated myself to familiarizing myself with the land, the living things that reside in the Campos Sucios are marked in this region of Uruguay. There is a variety of plants and shrubs and also because of industry, agriculture, livestock and aesthetic preferences. The terrain is the canvas, and the different ways of creating marks like different paints. The work is an exploration and reflection on the traces that exist in Uruguay, and how they relate to the ecological environment. At the festival, visitors are invited to explore the site.