Rocío Pichon-Rivière is a full-time scholar and a part-time artist. She majored in Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, where she defended a thesis on Gilles Deleuze's style in light of his readings of Bergson, Kant, and Foucault.
She completed a PhD in Latin American literature at New York University
where she wrote a dissertation on a series of Latin American women phenomenologists who think about encounters with others, concepts of skin, and the intimacy of political theory. The last section, on contemporary transgender thinkers in Buenos Aires, evolved into a documentary that is now in post-production.
While pursuing her academic career she managed to make time for art. She has participated in workshops with several artists, photographers, and filmmakers: Miguel Zurraco, Darío Quintana, Javier Masseo, Martín Riwnyj, Diana Aisenberg, Carlos Ara Monti, David Cardona, Minerva Durham, Werner Herzog, and Alexandria Smith.
Currently, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside.