Diego Ramirez is an artist and writer. He works primarily with video and pictures to develop installation projects for gallery contexts. His research based practice deals with the legacies of colonialism in visual culture. Key areas of interest include the rhetoric of the image; the meaning making of fear and desire; and media mediation. As an artist, he seeks to reconfigure vernacular archives and popular images that embody these themes. While his writing focuses on reviews, catalogue essays and articles dealing with similar ideas.
Ramirez completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University (Melbourne) and an Honours Degree of Fine Arts at Monash University (Melbourne). He is represented by [MARS] Gallery (Melbourne).
His most recent solo exhibitions include a screening at ACMI: Studio 1 (Melbourne) and exhibitions at MARS Gallery (Melbourne); Perth Centre for Contemporary Photography (Perth); and multiple artist run spaces, such as Blindside (Melbourne); FELTspace (Adelaide); and Interior 2.1 (Guadalajara).
Group presentations have taken place at local and international spaces such as Art Central Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles); WRO Media Art Biennale (Wroclaw); Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei); ACMI (Melbourne); Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (Sydney); Careof (Milan); Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Sydney); and NAS Gallery (Sydney).
His group screenings include festivals and venues such as EXiS (Seoul); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taipei); Currents New Media Festival (New Mexico); Medrar for Contemporary Art (Cairo); File 2014 (Sao Paulo); Channels Video Art Festival (Melbourne); Festival Les Instants Video (Paris); and Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film & Video Festival (Kuala Lumpur).
Ramirez's writing has been featured in A+a: Art and Australia (Melbourne); Runway Journal (Sydney); Critical Contemporary Culture Journal (London); The Article (Melbourne); Fragmented Magazine (Melbourne); *dumb brun(ette) (Melbourne) and catalogue essays for various exhibitions. He is co-founder and co-editor of the discursive platform *dumb brun(ette).