Enrique Ramírez’s work combines video, photography, installations and poetic narratives. Ramírez appreciates stories within stories, fictions straddling countries and epochs, the mirages between dream and reality. Since 2010, he has been living and working between Paris and Santiago. He studied popular music and cinema in Chile before joining the postgraduate masters in contemporary art and new media of Le Fresnoy –Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, France. In 2014, he won the discovery prize of Les Amis du Palais de Tokyo in Paris. He has since exhibited in multiple venues such as Le Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton and in Central and South America (Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico ; Museo de la memoria, Santiago ; Centro Cultural MATTA, Embajada de Chile en Argentina, Buenos Aires). In 2017, he participated in the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia curated by Christine Macel.
About the work
The consequences of human intervention in the water ecosystem are also documented in the video Acum-Leu (2022). It shows footage of Lake Aculeo, which is located near Santiago de Chile and has been completely dry since 2018. Where today dust-dry earth criss-crossed by deep notches can be seen, a lake of more than twelve square kilometers stretched out just a few years ago.