Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Guatemalan, b. 1978

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Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Guatemalan, b. 1978

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Deconstructing and repurposing familiar objects and cultural references to articulate an alternative symbolic language that echoes reality, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa creates experiences and objects infused with memory and fantasy. Ramírez-Figueroa’s work engages with his native Guatemala, exploring themes of heritage and displacement that reflect both intimate lived experiences and extensive historical research. The Guatemala City and Berlin-based artist’s interest in the formal symbolism of objects emerges in rustic ceramics and tactile sculptures, which reveal an anthropological sensitivity to the physical world. In performances that use the artist’s body as a sculptural foundation to recreate the history of Guatemalan architecture, Ramírez-Figueroa reimagines monumental architecture as an appendage, fundamentally changing the implications of the built world and constructed space on the body.

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Tate Modern, and 3 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Bienal de Sao Paulo, and 1 more
Biography

Deconstructing and repurposing familiar objects and cultural references to articulate an alternative symbolic language that echoes reality, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa creates experiences and objects infused with memory and fantasy. Ramírez-Figueroa’s work engages with his native Guatemala, exploring themes of heritage and displacement that reflect both intimate lived experiences and extensive historical research. The Guatemala City and Berlin-based artist’s interest in the formal symbolism of objects emerges in rustic ceramics and tactile sculptures, which reveal an anthropological sensitivity to the physical world. In performances that use the artist’s body as a sculptural foundation to recreate the history of Guatemalan architecture, Ramírez-Figueroa reimagines monumental architecture as an appendage, fundamentally changing the implications of the built world and constructed space on the body.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Bienal de Sao Paulo, and 1 more