Diego Ramirez (b. 1989, Mexico) is an artist and
writer living and working in Melbourne. His most recent work takes the form of
mixed media installations addressing gendered and racialized communication in
various forms of media, ranging from natural history (where ‘primitive’ bodies
are equated with flora and fauna), to Mexican colonial art (a caste system finds
validation and circulation) and pop culture (cultural signs are exchanged,
localized and hybridized on a global scale).
He is represented by [MARS] Gallery
in Melbourne, Australia.
His work has been included in local, interstate and international group
exhibitions such as South curated by David Corbet (Hazelhurst
Regional Gallery, Sydney), Unco curated by Ian Haig (Torrance
Museum, LA and NCCA, Darwin), The Return of Ghosts (Hong-Gah
Museum, Taiwan), The Substation Contemporary Art Prize (The
Substation, Melbourne) and The Incinerator Art Award (The
Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne).
In 2013, he participated in the WRO 15th Media Arts
Biennale (Wroclaw, PL), Currents Santa Fe New Media Festival (New
Mexico, USA), The Substation Art Prize (The Substation,
Melbourne) and the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (Sydney).
His video work is regularly shown in international screenings that take place
in galleries, museums, artist run and alternative spaces including FILE
2014 (Sao Paulo, Br), Nervous Tensions curated by Anabelle
Lacroix (Careof, Milan), Festival Miden (Kalamata,
Greece), Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart,De), MADATAC
05 (Madrid,Sp), Videoholica (Varna, Bg), International
Video Art Review (22 cities, PL), Antimatter (Victoria,
Ca), 25th Festival Les Instants Video (France,
Italy and Argentina), and Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival (Melbourne,
In parallel to his
art practice he writes catalogue essays for exhibitions and curates shows such
as MVAS: Botborg & Marcia Jane (co-curator, Kings
ARI), MVAS: Index A (co-curator, Kings ARI), and Late
Video: One After Another (co-curator, Kings ARI).