Grant Summary
Support for Erection Room, a site-specific installation that responds to the physical presence of people who encounter it.
Artist Statement
My interest in psychological and emotional states serves as a starting point for my work. Literary, filmic, and art historical references influence my projects, which tend to be hyperbolic in nature. The work often shifts from sculpture, video, and performance to more orchestrated and site-based works. In all of my work, I employ humor and slapstick tactics to address the more solemn issues of failure, death, desire, and despair.
  • FANGORIA 2006, Marco Rios, Site-specific installation. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Affectionate Cranial Scoop 2010, Marco Rios, Detail and documentation. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Melancholy (and a Baguette) 2013, Marco Rios, Installation view. Courtesy of the artist.

  • 2013, Marco Rios, Mixed Media. Courtesy of the artist.