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Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Born in 1978, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany, Guatemala City, Guatemala


The Guatemalan civil war, which took place between 1960 and 1996, is an event deeply rooted within Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s artistic practice. Through ethereal, dreamlike installations, the artist invokes folklore, ancient mythologies, magic and dreams. Ramírez-Figueroa’s installations feature amorphous forms without contours, conjuring up childhood night terrors or the scrawny, fleshless ghosts of civil war. Much of the artist’s work vocalises the trauma of fleeing Guatemala at the age of six,...Read more