Diego Ramirez: Towards the Umbral
Join us for a screening and in conversation with Mexican artist Diego Ramirez and ACCA’s Public Program Curator Anabelle Lacroix.
Mexican born, Melbourne based artist Diego Ramirez is an emerging multidisciplinary artist and writer, who works primarily with video and pictures to develop installations for gallery contexts. His research based practise explores the legacies of colonialism in visual culture; the rhetoric of the image and concept of terror as a response to the ‘other’. Ramirez often seeks to reconfigure vernacular archives and popular images that embody these themes.
The screening will include My superstar (2015), aXolotl’s Happiness (2014) and Postcard eXotica (2016) and is presented in partnership with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, as a parallel program to their exhibition Dwelling Poetically: Mexico, a case study (21 April – 24 June 2018).
Image: Diego Ramirez, Postcard eXotica, HD Video, 30min, 2016. Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery.
About Diego Ramirez
Mexican born, Melbourne based artist Diego Ramirez is an artist and writer. He held had solo exhibitions at MARS Gallery; The Substation; Seventh Gallery and the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, WA.
In addition, his work has been included in group exhibitions at Art Central, Hong King; 17th Media Art Biennale WRO, Wroclaw; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angles and the Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei. In 2016, he was awarded a City of Melbourne Arts Grant for Postcard eXotica. Ramirez is currently represented by MARS Gallery, Melbourne.
About Anabelle Lacroix
Anabelle Lacroix is ACCA’s Curator for Public Programs. She has worked on local and international projects with Melbourne Festival and Liquid Architecture among others. She is also a freelance curator and writer with experience across independent organisations, institutions and universities, most recently as a Research Assistant to Maria Miranda at the Victorian College of the Arts on the project The Cultural Economies of Artist Run Initiatives (publication upcoming).
Lacroix graduated from the International Program in Curating Art at Stockholm University, a Master in Art History at University College London and a BA in Art History and Anthropology from University Paris X.