Dea Ex Machina
Info: In his second solo exhibition at Sies + Höke, and tying in with DC Open, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (*1978, Guatemala City) presents new wood panels and a sculptural mobile. Having shown at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions in recent years, Ramírez-Figueroa is clearly amongst the leading Latin American artists today. Working in performance, sculpture, drawing and printmaking, he creates fantastical allegories and symbolic tableaux based on the legacies of experimental theatre and political activism in Guatemala as well as personal memories. His narratives are often whimsy and playful, but also bear the weight of tragic events that have shaped the social and political climate of present day Guatemala.