To see this site properly, please update your browser. Thank you for your understanding.

facebook twitter

Enrique Ramirez

Born in 1979 in Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Enrique Ramirez’s work could be described as poetic incursions towards the humanization of contemporary dystopias. His film-installations and photography deals with the politics of exodus and exile and the discontinuity of memory, but for Ramirez this always means an arduous search into subjective imaginary. The vast landscapes that often appear in his works are conceived as geo-poetic spaces for imagination, territories open for vision and deambulation. The mood of the images is a contemplative one; the landscape, the breeze, the water, the sand, they all seem to work together in an effort to place a subjective view.

Ramirez methodology is somehow also one of human topography, many of his works involve interviews and recollection of personal testimonies on displacement. Though these visual and oral testimonies are worked with and rewoven into the scripts of his films or texts that accompany his photography, the resulting fragmented narratives are not transcriptions, but poetic translations of the gathered material. His visual texts operate, as he himself states, at the same time as “images and imaginaries”. As the images shot by his camera, more than a specific place, the texts present an envisioned form of being in a place, a subjective site.

Maria Berrios

2013 – Galerie Jeune Création, Paris / 18 sept – 12 nov
2013 – Retours de mer, Musée beaux art, Dunkerque / 14 Sept- 31 jan 2015
2013 – Video Brasil panoramas do sul 30 años/ 5 nov – 6 feb 2014
2013 – Bienal de video y nuevos medios, Galeria Die ecke  Santiago, Chile / 3 oct – 16 nov
2013 – ART OSAKA, Group show, Namura CCO creative Center Osaka, Japan / 17-20 october
2012 – Alzheimer – Centro Cultura ex Cárcel , Valparaíso, Chile.
2011 – 6 Preguntas para una ciudad (Chile) – L`ecole municipale d`arts plastiques, Dunkerque, France
2011 – + Allá que aquí, Fotografia, Galeria Insa Lyon – La Biennale résonance. Lyon, France
2011 – Jusque-là – video instalación, Béthune capital culturel de la région, France.
2011 – Tafel – video instalación, International Media Art Festival, Alemania
2011 – Horizon – Instalación video, espace culturel, Université de Lille I, France
2011 – Horizon –  instalación vidéo, videoformes, Clermont Ferrand, France
2011 – Tafel – instalación video y fotografia, residencia de producción, FLACC workplace, Genk, Belgique
2011 – Travel-ling – video, comisario Solange Farkas, Sarjah art fondation, Sarjah, Émirats Arabes Unis
2010 – Brisas – Museo De La Memória, Santiago, Chile
2010 – Chilensis –  Muestra colectiva, Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda Chile
2010 – Brisas –  film, Festival ThéâViDa, Montpelier, Francia
2010 – Métaphores d’un horizon – Fotografia, Exposition Colectiva , Chili l’envers du décor , Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, comisario exposición Hervé Mikaeloff, Paris, France.
2009 – Film BRISAS – muestra colectiva (des)alter est, Espace le Carré y Jardins des Modes, Lille, Francia
2009 –Travel-ling – proyección video, L’assenza dei confini/l’essenza dei confiniun, Museo Diffuso della Resistenza della Deportazione della Guerra dei Diritti e della Libertà, Torino, Italia.
2009 – Horizon – instalación video, Panorama 11, Lille, Francia
2009 – Vieux et Nouveau Monde – Instalación video en colaboración con Marina Meliande, Art a La point, Bretaña, Francia.
2009 – Brisas – Instalación Video, Galeria Gabriela Mistral. Santiago, Chile.
2009 – Brises – film 35mm presentado en : International Film festival, Rotterdam, País Vasco. Festival International du Court Métrage – Clermont-Ferrand, Francia. European Festival of Film Schools , Bolonia, Italia. Galería Des Filles du Calvaire, Paris, Francia.
2008 – Brises – film 35mm, Panorama 9-10, Le Fresnoy, Francia. Presentado en :  Festival Henri Langlois. Poitiers, Francia. Dans la nuit des Images, Grand Palais, Paris, Francia. Video Zone 4 international vidéo art biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel. Rencontres Internationales, Paris, Berlin, Madrid.
2008 – Mira – Museo des arte moderno de Medellín, Colombia, Curador Jorge La Ferla.
2008 – Paisaje –  Galería AFA, Santiago, Chile.
2008 – Mira – Centro Cultural Itaù, Brasil, muestra itinerante, selección “Visionarios”.
2007 – Pista Central – Chile International. Museo Santiago, La Ciudad Como Promesa, instalación video, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Curaduría de Eva Cristina Meyer. Berlín, Alemania.
2007 – Paisaje – Instalación video, VIII Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios, Santiago, Chile.
2007 – Notas de Observación – Instalación fotográfica en conjunto con Sandra Lachance, Galería Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile.

This post is also available in: Spanish