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Pablo José Ramírez
Pablo José Ramírez is a curator, art writer and cultural theorist who splits his time between Guatemala and London. He is the Adjunct Curator of First Nations and Indigenous Art at Tate Modern. His work revisits post-colonial societies to consider non-western ontologies, indigeneity, forms of racial occlusion, and sound. He holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2015 he co-curated with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill the 19th Bienal Paiz: Trans-visible. He was a Guest Curator at Parsons/The New School in New York and at the CCA in Glasgow. Ramirez was the recipient of the 2019 Independent Curators International/CPPC Award for Central America and the Caribbean. Among his recent exhibitions are La Medida del Silencio, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, NuMu, Guatemala (2020); The Shores of the World: on communality and interlingual politics, Display, Prague (2018); Guatemala Después, co-curator, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design, New York (2015); This Might be a Place for Hummingbirds, co-curator, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2014). Ramirez is the Editor in Chief and co-founder of Infrasonica.
Watch Now! conversation between Candice Hopkins and Pablo José Ramírez where the two will investigate notions of sound and Indigenous art, looking critically at the hierarchies regularly established between the sonic and the visual realm.read more »
Pablo José Ramírez, the sixth recipient of the ICI/CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean, will present on his research of the history and culture of the Garifuna, the descendants of the Afro-indigenous popular from Saint Vincent. ´read more »
The New School, in collaboration with ICI, presents Celebrating Contemporary Guatemalan Art: Conversations with Artists & Curators.read more »