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View of Made in L.A.: “Acts of Living,” 2023, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Pablo José Ramírez

Guest Lecture

February 26, 2024
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Structural & Materials Engineering Building, SME 149, UC San Diego

Free & Open to the Public!


In this talk, Ramírez will set forth an introduction to brown artistic practices that put neo-colonial and liberal reason in crisis. Furthermore, he seeks to think about the paradoxical relationship between contemporary art and indigeneity as a creative entanglement that reshapes the repertoires of art history and museum collections.

Pablo José Ramírez is a curator and an author. He is a curator at the Hammer Museum and co-curated Made in LA 2023: Acts of Living together with Diana Nawi. He was the inaugural adjunct curator of First Nations and Indigenous Art at Tate Modern (2019-2023). Ramirez was a co-curator of the 19th Paiz Biennale: Transvisible and part of the curatorial team of the 58th Carnegie International. He is the co-founder of Infrasonica, a leading curatorial platform for non-Western sonic cultures. He holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University of London.

Image credit: View of Made in L.A.: “Acts of Living,” 2023, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. From left: Victor Estrada, Red–Highway, 1990–2023; Victor Estrada, Pink Landscape/La Mariposa Rosa, 2023; Victor Estrada, Candy Mountain, 2023; Victor Estrada, Pink, Brown, Yellow, aka: (8/3/2019), 2022. Photo: Charles White.

Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies