Fredy Rivas is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist, who migrated to Canada in 2011. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Visual Arts and Education from the Francisco José de Caldas District University (Bogotá). He later studied Architectural Drawing and Theory of Architectonical Space, allowing him to develop an artistic dialogue between the two fields.
As an artist residing in Canada, the Quebec Government Program Integration of Art (2013) awarded him with a permanent public piece in Granby, Quebec. Étendue de rêves is a Corten steel and programmed LED lighting installation that creates a dialogue between sculpture, light and the public architectonical space.
Fredy’s work is the result of explorations and research on aesthetics and travel: he examines crossing socio-geographical boundaries, local conceptions on regional identity, spatial itinerarium (roadmaps) that change the subjectivity of the traveler and more.
Through his reflections about traveling, Fredy proposes objectual and poetical dialogues between the materials and the audience.