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Diego Ramírez is an artist, writer and arts worker.

Originally from the Catholic capital of Guadalajara, Mexico, he currently resides in Narrm Melbourne, Australia. Ramírez completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University and an Honours Degree of Fine Arts at Monash University. He is represented by MARS Gallery, Director at SEVENTH Gallery and Editor-at-large at Running Dog.

After a sustained period of experimentation with otherness and institutional critique, Ramírez formalised his interests to look at states of ‘fallenness’. This refers to a satirical condition of loss typified by melancholic, adversarial, and supernatural relations.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2019
Signs of the Undead, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne

2018
IMPERI❍: el borde de las tieneblas, Deslave, Tijuana

2017
The Umbral Empire: Prologue, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne 
Postcard eXotica, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth

2016
Postcard eXotica, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES



2022
Aeon Resurrection curated by Jake Treacy, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne 
BE HERE NOW curated by Atong Atem, MARS x Photo2022, Melbourne

2021
Multiverse curated by Charlotte Christie, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne 
No Show, Runway section curated by Nathan Beard, Carriageworks, Sydney

April Fool, MARS Gallery, Melbourne
Spring1883, Art fair with MARS Gallery, Melbourne
Mono-Poly-July, Liquid Architecture, Melbourne

2019
Those Monuments Don’t Know Us curated by Andy Butler, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne 
Sydney Contemporary (NEXT) x MARS Gallery, Sydney
Ventriloquy: Lifenessless curated by Joel Stern, West Space, Melbourne 
WTF is Lecture Performance?, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne 
MARS Video Exchange, MetroArts, Brisbane
Hell curated by Melissa Deerson, KINGS ARI, Melbourne
Studying food through video making, Ruang MES 56-Galeri RJ Katamsi, Indonesia, Yogyakarta

2018
Diego Ramirez: Towards The Umbral curated by Anabelle Lacroix, ACMI x ACCA, Melbourne 
Terror en lo Profundo curated by Deslave, Human Resources, LA
Boxed Light, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne
Beyond The Veil curated by Jake Treacy, BLINDSIDE ARI, Melbourne 
No Play, The Band Presents, Melbourne
B-Side, BLINDSIDE ARI, Melbourne

2017
Necronomicon Uploaded, Deslave, Tijuana
Art Central Hong Kong (Media X) curated by Linda Lai, Hong Kong
17th Media Art Biennale WRO, Wroclaw
Camouflage, Griffin Art Space (Koszyki Hall), Warsaw
Delegated Performance (Radish), Videohouse 2, Deslave, Tijuana
Orientations: Pushing Boundaries curated by Linda Lai, EXiS, Art Sonje Centre, Seoul

2015
Flesh Express, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne
Forever Now, MONAFOMA Festival, Hobart
Forever Now, TRILOGIES, The Substation, Melbourne 

2014
The Return of Ghosts, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei
South curated by David Corbet, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Nervous Tensions curated by Anabelle Lacroix, Careof, Milan 
Unco curated by Ian Haig, NCCA, Parap

2013
WRO 15th Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw
Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, NAS Gallery, Sydney
Unco curated by Ian Haig, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles


GRANTS


2021
Diasporas Commission, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne

2020
Creative Victoria Arts Grants with Andy Butler, Melbourne FUSE Darebin grant, Melbourne
Rising Festival: Seed Funding with Andy Butler, Melbourne

2016 
City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program, Melbourne

SELECTED WRITING

2022
Fucking Fascists, Minority Report 2, Melbourne
What do you like about vampires?, Catalogue essay for Sincerely Yours, Arts Project Australia x West Space

2021
Letters to a lost friend, Blue, USA x France
Thorns and Prickles, Shine like Gold: Towards a sonic Marian apparition, Disclaimer Journal, Melbourne
Querido N̶ a̶ m̶ e̶ R̶ e̶ d̶ a̶ c̶ t̶ e̶ d̶ ̶ | Writing In The Expanded Field vol. 3, ACCA x non/fictionLab, Melbourne

2020 
Uncivil Optimism: art and writing in times of pestilence, Running Dog, Sydney
Feedback Loops, Australian Book Review, Melbourne

2019
Unnatural Hunger: the copy, the vampire and postcolonial anxieties, Island Island, Melbourne 
Wicked Hotel: Neon Parc at Spring1883, A+a: Art and Australia, Melbourne
Mary, Holy Mary, Catalogue essay for A Treasured Private Notebook, CCP, Melbourne

2018
Racial Phantasmagoria: The Demonisation of the other in Richard Mosse’s Incoming, NECSUS, Amsterdam Nosferatu on Reddit: Hito Steyerl’s Factory of the Sun, A+a: Art and Australia, Melbourne
The Will of Sound and Image: TarraWarra Biennial 2018, Runway Conversations, Sydney



Ramirez acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land where he lives and works, the Wurundjeri people. He pays his respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the Kulin Nation.