Exhibition & Residency:
April 1 – May 31, 2015
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa lives and works in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The Guatemalan Civil War (1960-96) is a recurring subject in his work, which–although often softened by an absurd and humorous approach–fails to conceal the force of history that precedes it. Ramírz-Figueroa has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including the 53rd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Oberhausen, Germany), Home Works IV (Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon), Illy Present Future 2013 (Castello di Rivoli, Italy), A History of Interventions (Tate Modern, UK), Beber y Leer El Arcoiris (Casa América, Madrid), and he recently created a new installation of sculptures for the 10th Gwangju Biennale. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Franklin Furnace Award, and an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship (selected by Dan Graham).
This residency is supported by the Getty Foundation as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place across Southern California from September 2017 through January 2018.