Puerto Rico

Joshua Santos Rivera, also known under the pseudonyms of “Bik”, “Ismo” and “Bik-Ismo” was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1981. The distinctive symbol of this urban artist is the toaster.

His art has transcended borders, making his art exhibit in countries such as Japan ( Lapnet Ship, Harayuku, Japan, 2005), Spain (La Casa Pintada, Linares, Spain), Italy (Foundation, Padova, Italy, 2009) and States United States (New York, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008). Also, Ismo has participated as a juror in street art events in and outside Puerto Rico. Among these is the Fifth Andalusian Graffiti Contest, held in Linares, Spain, the event “Xpress Your Skills”, which promotes urban art among young Puerto Ricans, and “Snickers: Urbania” also from Puerto Rico.