Marcos Ramírez ERRE, ‘DELIMITATIONS Monument 11’, 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

About Marcos Ramírez ERRE

Born in Mexico and resident in the U.S., Marcos Ramírez ERRE’s work is informed by a profound understanding of border culture. He explores issues of identity, race, culture, and community in a wide range of mediums, frequently delivering biting commentary. For Toy An Horse (1997), Ramirez built a two-headed metal and wooden horse, a reference to the Trojan Horse, and placed it at the U.S.-Mexico border between Tijuana and San Diego so that it looked north and south. “Instead of feeling half Mexican and half American, I feel double,” he has said. For ICE TOWER (2008), Ramirez installed a video camera on the rooftop of Estación Tijuana, an arts venue and social space founded by the artist, which delivers a live feed to the Orange County Museum of Art of the barbed-wire fence that marks the border.

Mexican-American, b. 1961

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