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Enrique Ramírez


Biography

Born in 1979 in Santiago (Chile). Lives and works between Paris and Santiago.

Enrique Ramírez is a Chilean artist graduated from Le Fresnoy. His films, installations and photographs, full of poetry, question History and the contemporary world, with the sea as a recurrent element of his creations. Born during the Pinochet dictatorship, Ramírez evokes in many of his works the bodies of the “disappeared,” those killed by the regime and often thrown into the sea.
In the absence of tombs and graves to mourn these lives cut short by terror, the sea becomes a place where their memory can be honoured. The works of Ramírez also include many references to modern-day migration policies, where the sea is a kind of limbo in which civil rights are nullified. Through texts, images and objects of great visual and poetic strength, Enrique Ramírez explores various questions on the impossibility of some bodies becoming places in which life can be fully lived.


Enrique Ramírez's work has been exhibited at International Pavillion at the 57th Venice Biennial, 7th edition of Daegu Photo Biennial (South Korea) ; Centre Pompidou (Paris) ; Jeu de Paume (Paris) ; Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv) ; Museo Amparo (Mexico) ; Galerie de l'UQAM (Montreal) ; Centro Cultural MATTA (Buenos Aires) ; Centro Nacional de arte Contemporaneo (Santiago) ; Palais de Tokyo (Paris) ; Museo de la Memoria (Santiago) ; Kadist (San Franciso) ; Museo de Bellas Artes (Santiago) ; Video Art in Latin America from Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles) ; Fondazione Ragghianti (Lucca) ; Kunstraum Kreuzberg (Berlin) ; Musée des Beaux-Arts (Dunkerque).

He was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp Prize, SAM prize and the Meurice Prize. He won the Discover prize of Amis du Palais de Tokyo & Beyond Memory Prize for the Brises video.

His work is part of prestigious collections as MoMA (New York) ; Kadist Art Foundation (San Francisco) ; Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration (Paris) ; MAC-VAL (Vitry) ; Pérez Art Museum (Miami) ; Museo Ampáro (Puebla)  ; The  Ama  Foundation,  Fundación  Engel  (USA),  Collection  Itaú  cultural (São  Paulo),  Museo  de  la  Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Santiago) ;  Fonds d'art contemporain - Paris Collections, FRAC (PACA, Marseilles ; Bretagne, Rennes ; Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux).

In 2022 Enrique has a major solo show at Le Fresnoy in dialogue with works from the Pinault collection (cur. Caroline Bourgeois, Pascale Pronnier, Enrique Ramírez).


Selected works

Jardins migratoires, Enrique Ramírez
Sail N14, la montaña, Enrique Ramírez
Le futur ne cesse de se répéter, inséparable du passé, Enrique Ramírez
Sail N12, Incertain vent, Enrique Ramírez
The sailors N4, Enrique Ramírez
The sailors N2, Enrique Ramírez
Row, Enrique Ramírez
Mapa, Enrique Ramírez
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Museum exhibitions

Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, France

Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, France

Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, France

Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, France

École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles

École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles

École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles

École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles

Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris

Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris

Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris

Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris

Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris

Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris

Chapelle des Pénitents-Bleus, Narbonne

Chapelle des Pénitents-Bleus, Narbonne

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Jusque-là (cur. Caroline Bourgeois, Pascale Pronnier, Enrique Ramírez), Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France, 2022

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Jusque-là (cur. Caroline Bourgeois, Pascale Pronnier, Enrique Ramírez), Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France, 2022

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Jardins Migratoires, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, France, 2021

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Jardins Migratoires, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, France, 2021

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Incertains, Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France, 2020

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Incertains, Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France, 2020

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Incertains, Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France, 2020

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LAUSO LA MARE E TENTE'N TERRO , Chapelle des Pénitents-Bleus, Narbonne, France, 2020

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THE REFLECTING POOL - I still have everything to put on, Video Sound Art Festival, Milan, Italy, 2020. Ph. Francesca Ferrari

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THE REFLECTING POOL - I still have everything to put on, Video Sound Art Festival, Milan, Italy, 2020. Ph. Francesca Ferrari

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Havana Biennial, (cur. Luz Munoz), Cuba, 2019

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Havana Biennial, (cur. Luz Munoz), Cuba, 2019

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Persona Grata, Musée de l'Immigration, Paris, France, 2018

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Persona Grata, Musée de l'Immigration, Paris, France, 2018

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Medio acqua, Base sous-marine, Bordeaux, France, 2018

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The Sensation of the Sea, De Mesdag Collectie, The Hague, Netherlands, 2018

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Role -Playing - Rewriting Mythologies, (cur. Amy Barak & Hyoyeun Kang) Daegu photo biennale, South Korea, 2018

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Un hombre que Camina, Museo de artes visuales, Santiago, Chile, 2018

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Un hombre que Camina, Museo de artes visuales, Santiago, Chile, 2018

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Un hombre que Camina, Museo de artes visuales, Santiago, Chile, 2018

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Un hombre que Camina, Museo de artes visuales, Santiago, Chile, 2018

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Océan, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France, 2018

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Océan, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France, 2018

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Screen City Biennial, Stavenger, Norway, 2017

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Estamos aqui, sobre la tierra y bajo el cielo, CNAC, Santiago, Chile, 2017

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Estamos aqui, sobre la tierra y bajo el cielo, CNAC, Santiago, Chile, 2017

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Lives between, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, USA, 2017, Kadist Foundation Collection

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Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennal, cur Christine Macel, 2017

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Enrique Ramirez : Mundial, Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2017

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Enrique Ramirez : Mundial, Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2017

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Enrique Ramirez : Mundial, Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2017

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Enrique Ramirez : Mundial, Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2017

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Enrique Ramirez : Mundial, Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2017

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Los Durmientes [mar dulce], Centro Cultural MATTA, Embajada de Chile en Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016

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Los Durmientes [mar dulce], Centro Cultural MATTA, Embajada de Chile en Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016

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Histoires parallèles, FRAC PACA, Marseille, France, 2016

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El tiempo, el animo, el mundo, cur. Angeles Alonso Espinosa, Museum Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 2015

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El tiempo, el animo, el mundo, cur. Angeles Alonso Espinosa, Museum Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 2015

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El tiempo, el animo, el mundo, cur. Angeles Alonso Espinosa, Museum Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 2015

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El tiempo, el animo, el mundo, cur. Angeles Alonso Espinosa, Museum Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 2015

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Los durmientes, el exilio imaginado, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago, Chile, 2015

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Los durmientes, el exilio imaginado, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago, Chile, 2015

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Los durmientes, el exilio imaginado, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago, Chile, 2015, coll. Fundacion AMA

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Los Durmientes, cur. Marie-Thérèse Champesme, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014

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Los Durmientes, cur. Marie-Thérèse Champesme, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014

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Migrantes , Centex Valparaiso, Chile, 2013

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Migrantes , Centex Valparaiso, Chile, 2013

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Migrantes , Centex Valparaiso, Chile, 2013

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Océan, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France, 2013

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Océan, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France, 2013

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Océan, CCO, Osaka, Japan, 2013

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Océan, CCO, Osaka, Japan, 2013

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Océan, CCO_Osaka, Japan, 2013

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Oceano, Galeria Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile, 2013

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Oceano, Galeria Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile, 2013

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Oceano, Galeria Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile, 2013

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Autonomia 11 media arts biennale, Museo de bellas artes, Santiago, Chile, 2013

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De latitudes en portrait, Galerie Jeune Création, Paris, France, 2013

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Alzheimer (Instrucciones para construir una vela y olvidar el origen), Centro cultural, Valparaiso, Chile, 2012

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Chili, l'envers du décor, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, 2012

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Chili, l'envers du décor, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, 2012

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Chili, l'envers du décor, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, 2012

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+ Alla que aqui, Résonance Biennale de Lyon, INSA Lyon, France, 2011

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Brisas, Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile, 2009

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Panorama 11 : un archipel d'expériences, cur. Régis Durand, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France, 2009


Videos

EXHIBITION

Incertains, Exhibition Centre Pompidou, Prix Marcel Duchamp 2020

CONVERSATION

Conversation about the works : Enrique Ramirez I Palais de la Porte Dorée

EXHIBITION

"Gestus I atto: rifare il corpo" avec une performance d'Enrique Ramirez au Teatrino.

EXHIBITION

Focus on Enrique Ramirez show at Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal.


Press

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Publications

Los durmientes

Los durmientes

Publisher: Metales Pesados

2018

Los Durmientes [mar dulce]

Los Durmientes [mar dulce]

Publisher: Centro Cultural MATTA Embajada de Chile en Argentina

2016

El tiempo, el animo, el mundo

El tiempo, el animo, el mundo

Publisher: Museo Amparo

2015

Restos de mar

Restos de mar

Publisher: Die Ecke Arte Contemporaneo

2015

Océan

Océan

Publisher: ÉDITIONS PYLÔNE

2013

Horizon

Horizon

Publisher: Le Fresnoy

2009

Pista Central

Pista Central

Publisher: galería Metropolitana

2003


Portfolio