Pablo José Ramírez: Translation and Racial Cosmopolitism

Pablo José Ramírez
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6:30 – 8pm

ICI 401 Broadway Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
FREE and open to the public

How is that non-white Mestizajes transform and expand the artistic canon? What does it imply to speak about an indigenous planetary indigeneity? Pablo José Ramirez will speak about the relationship between indigeneity, Mestizaje and contemporary art, from a comparative perspective. Ramirez will also discuss some of his recent projects including: his research around Garifuna Cultures in the Central American Caribbean; his editorial ideas around non-western sonic cultures with the curatorial platform Infrasonica, and his work as Adjunct Curator at Tate Modern.

Pablo José Ramirez was the sixth recipient of the ICI/CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean in 2019, and traveled to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala to learn about the history and culture of Garifuna people, the descendants of an Afro-indigenous population from Saint Vincent.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Entry to the closed Garifuna Museum, Dandriga, Belize, July, 2019. Image: Pablo José Ramírez

March 10, 2020

401 Broadway Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Pablo José Ramírez

Pablo José Ramírez is a curator, art writer and cultural theorist. He is the Adjunct Curator of First Nations and Indigenous Art at Tate Modern. He holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. Among his exhibitions and projects are: 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); Inquieta Imagen, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Costa Rica (2017); This Might be a Place for Hummingbirds, co-curator with Remco de Blaaij, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (2014). In 2015 he co-curated with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill the 19th Bienal Paiz: Trans-visible and was the recipient of the 2019 Independent Curators International/CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. Ramirez is currently working on an exhibition of Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa for the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in San José, Costa Rica to be opened by the end of 2020. His interests rely on questions of coloniality, translation and indigenous/non-western cultures. 

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