born in 1960 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, began his career in art as John Ahearn's assistant. In 1979, Ahearn began making plaster body casts of people in the neighborhood at Fashion Moda, an alternative space in the South Bronx where artists made art, exchanged ideas and exhibited. Torres became one of Ahearn's subjects and shortly after he began casting and creating work in collaboration with Ahearn. Rigoberto Torres has had numerous one-person exhibitions around the country.

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