Rhode Island Latino Arts ✭ Peeps


RILA Artists-in-Resident program provides an opportunity for Latinx artists to practice and develop their art-form for one-to-two years when they don’t normally have the time to do so because they have full-time jobs or other commitments. A requirement is that they create at least one work of art for RILA that reflects their artistic skill by the end of their residency. They are also asked to represent RILA with school visits, Artist MeetUps, and other collaborations for the duration of their residency. Lastly, they may be asked to mentor emerging Latinx artists who reach out to RILA seeking to grow their own creative skills.

René Gómez

Artist-in-Residence | Public & Visual Art
René will be creating public art murals for the Museo del Barrio @RILA during a 2-year artist residency.

René is of Dominican heritage, was raised in South Providence, RI and is a self-taught artist.
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Artist-in-Residence | Teatro del Pueblo
Catia is currently writing a theatrical bilingual adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgeradl's book, The Great Gatsby. The final script will be the basis of a play performed during the Teatro en El Verano traveling summer performances in 2023.

Catia is of Dominican heritage and currently lives in Providence, RI.
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Alberto Genao

Artist-in-Residence | LatinxCine
Alberto plays a key role in producing and directing a series of documentaries based on Nuestras Raíces and the history of Latinos in Rhode Island.

Alberto is a Dominican American raised in South Providence. He will be mentoring emerging Videographers in our LatinxCine Program from 2021-2023.
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