Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, "Your Eyes Resemble Mine"

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 7 - 8:30pm

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Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

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.

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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.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.