Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa





In a body of work that ranges from performance and video to sculpture, installation, and printmaking, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa explores historical narrative (especially the effects of the Guatemalan Civil War) through the circumstances of the body. His proposition—that intimacy both marks and subverts our collective myth-making—reveals itself through investigations of dreams, architecture, abstraction, theatre, and notions of the spiritual.

His recent institutional solo exhibitions and performances include: Mimosa tenuiflora, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brasil (2022), Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa,  Cecília Rebelde, Artspace, San Antonio (2021); Asymmetries, The Power Plant, Toronto (2020); The House at Kawinal, New Museum, New York (2018); Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa: Shit-Baby and the Crumpled Giraffe, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2017); Linnaeus in Tenebris, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (2017); Two Flamingos copulating on a tin roof, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld (2017); The Print of Sleep, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2016); God’s Reptilian Finger, Gasworks, London (2015); Illusion of Matter, Tate Modern (2015); Feather Piece, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2013). Additionally, Ramírez-Figueroa’s work was also included in institutional group shows such as: 58th Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2022); Más Allá, el Mar Canta, Times Art Center, Berlin (2021); Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City (2021 & 2014); How to Tread Lighly, TBA21, Madrid (2020); Garden of Six Seasons, Para Site, Hong Kong (2020); Toronto Biennial of Art (2019); A Universal History of Infamy, LACMA, Los Angeles (2018); Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale (2017); Latin American Circle Presents, Breve Historia de la Arquitectura en Guatemala, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017); Incerteza Viva, 32nd Biennial of São Paulo (2016); Rendez-Vous, 13th Lyon Biennale (2015); Props for Eréndira, 10th Gwangju Biennial (2014). Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa lives and works in Guatemala City.

Mendes Wood DM, 2023

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