Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa holds a BFA from Emily Carr University, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a post-graduate researcher at Jan Van Eyck Academie in 2013. In a body of work that ranges from performance and video to sculpture, installation, and printmaking, 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, theater, and notions of the spiritual.
Ramírez-Figueroa is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Franklin Furnace award, an Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship, the ARCO Comunidad de Madrid for young artists, the DAAD Berliner Künstler programm and the 2017 Mies Van der Rohe Award. He has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including the 53rd Internationale Kurz lmtage Oberhausen; Home Works IV (Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon), Illy Present Future 2013 (Castellodi Rivoli, Italy), the 10th Gwangju Biennale, and the 32nd Bienal de Sao Paulo. In 2015, the CORPUS network commissioned a new body of performance work which currently includes Tate Modern, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, and KW Berlin. Current projects include solo exhibitions at Haus Esters (Krefeld, Germany) and CAPC Bordeaux (France).