Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996)


naufus portrait

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa currently lives and works in Guatemala. The Guatemalan civil war (1960-1996) is a recurring subject in his work, often softened by an absurd and humurous approach that fails to conceal the force of history that precedes it.


Photo credit: Will May



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Born  Guatemala, 1978

Education Masters of Fine Arts (Art Institute of Chicago, 2008), Bachelors of Fine Arts (Emily Carr University of Art & Design)

Awards Grants & Commissions Award from CIFO (2015), DAAD Fellowship (U.S.A.), Premio ARCO Comunidad de Madrid para Jóvenes Artistas (Spain), John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (U.S.A.), Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship (Germany)

Selected Exhibitions Gwangju Biennial (Korea), Casa de América (Spain), Proyectos Ultra Violeta (Guatemala), Artspeak (Canada), Des Pacio (Costa Rica), Centro Cultural de España- Cultura Hispánica (Guatemala), EFA Project Space (U.S.A.), La Friche Belle de Mai (France), Tate Modern (United Kingdom), SKOL (Canada)



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