BIO

Raul Vincent Enriquez works in various media, including photography, animation, live performance, moving image, beans, and sound. He has a history of hosting events, such as the Bean and Cheese Burrito Party and the ongoing Salon Desayuno Robusto, which foster mastication among audience members. Enriquez's work is geared toward revitalizing social relations and interactions in many different contexts. His animated "wiggly" portraits create unnervingly candid moments of extreme eye contact between subject and viewer; his live food performances re-energize the flaccid mass-market food service dynamic by shaking up visitors' expectations of "service." As a performer, Enriquez displays a kind of radical hospitality, which invites enthusiastic and frank participation by the audience. In recent years, he has showed work at the New Museum (NYC), Queens Museum (NYC), Scope (NYC/London/Miami), EFA Galleries (NYC), Conduit Gallery (Dallas), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Performance Studies International (NYC), New York Theatre Workshop, NYU Performance Studies Program, and Cal Arts (LA), among others.

In 2002, Enriquez was an Electronic Media Artist Grant Recipient from the Experimental Television Center, NY. In 2008/09 he will create a traveling Media & Burrito Truck, a mobile live food-performance radical hospitality unit.

As a sound designer, he designed all of Reza Abdoh's U.S. and European Dar A Luz theatre productions and playwright/director Juliana Francis' GO GO GO and SAINT LATRICE. Recently Raul designed sound on MAJOR BANG for the Foundry Theatre and on THE DIVINE COMEDY OF AN EXQUISITE CORPSE for Julie Atlas Muz.

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