An in conversation event with artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa and Gasworks’ Curator Robert Leckie, during which they discuss the development of God’s Reptilian Finger and place Ramírez-Figueroa’s work in context.
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa holds a BFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a post-graduate researcher at Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht in 2013. He has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including the 13th Lyon Biennial (2015); the 10th Gwangju biennial (2014); A Chronicle of Interventions, Tate Modern, London (2014); Illy Present Future 2013 Prize Exhibition, Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Beber y leer el arcoiris, Casa América, Madrid (2012); Home Works IV, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2008); and the 53rd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2007). He is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Franklin Furnace award and an Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship (selected by Dan Graham), and recently won the 2015 ARCO Region of Madrid Award for Young Artists. Ramírez-Figueroa lives and works in Guatemala City, Guatemala.