Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, "Your Eyes Resemble Mine"
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 7 - 8:30pm
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Making connections between things that may not seem to have any obvious relation to one another is important to Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa's way of making and thinking as an artist. Yet everything is subject to a system of classification and values that in one way or another affect and or constrict each thing. As part of the Fall 2021 Intra-Disciplinary Seminar series, Ramírez-Figueroa will address the act of witnessing and speak about recent research and current projects.
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa was born in Guatemala in 1978. He currently lives and works in Guatemala City. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University, Vancouver, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a research fellow at Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht in 2013. Using performance, sound, drawing, and sculpture, Ramírez-Figueroa’s work conjures live and sculptural representations that explore themes of loss, displacement, and cultural resistance.
The IDS public lecture series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding from the Robert Lehman Foundation. The IDS public lecture series is also made possible by generous support from the Open Society Foundations.