The work of Andrés Ramírez Gaviria borrows cultural references from the histories of art, design, science and technology, reconfiguring them through methodologies that imagine alternative modes of perception and thought. Informed by processes of translation and transference, Gaviria’s work emphasizes moments of discord and dialogue between an experiential notion of the contemporary and the constantly changing perspectives of historical references.

Gaviria’s work has been exhibited in the Kunsthaus Graz; Kunsthaus Dresden; BA–CA Kunstforum and BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna; Ar/Ge Kunst, Italy; Caribbean Biennial and Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo; Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; and Sonambiente and Transmediale, Berlin, among others. He has been an artist-in-residence at the MuseumsQuartier, Vienna and at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.  He was also the recipient of the Transmediale.06 Award. Two monographs of his work Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation and A Line, However Short, Has An Infinite Number of Points, have been published by Onomatopee in 2012 and Triton in 2016, respectively. His writing has appeared in Leonardo, #Errata, Flash Art International, among others. Together with Norbert Pfaffenbichler and Franz Gebetsberger in 2014, he co-founded Sigmund, a non-profit exhibition space in Vienna.

Andrés Ramírez Gaviria studied media theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and earned a BFA from Boston University and an MA from the Winchester School of Art - University of Southampton. He lives and works in Vienna.


Born 1975, Bogotá.
Lives and works in Vienna.

Selected Solo Exhibitions  

2019    Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Lima, PE.
2018    Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, CO.
             Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, BR. 
2017    Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, DO. 
2016    One Work Gallery, Vienna, AT.
             ArteBA solo presentation with Rincón Projects, Buenos Aires, AR. 
             Una linea, por breve que sea, consta de un numero infinito de puntos, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DO.
2012    A Volume, However Small, Will Have an Infinite Number of Planes, Kunstraum Bernsteiner, Vienna, AT.
2010    ArtBo: Proyectos Individuales, Bogotá, CO.
             Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL.  
2009    Dislocaciones, Camara de Comercio, Bogotá, CO.
2008    When forms become processes, habres + partner gallery, Vienna, AT.
2006    Composition, BA - CA Kunstforum, Vienna, AT.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Weighty Matters, Rincon Projects, Bogotá, CO.
             ArtBo with Rincón Projects, Bogotá, CO.
             Triggered, Casa Quien, Santo Domingo, DO.
2016    If Walls are Trembling, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT.
             Marathon, PEANA Projects, Monterrey, MX.
             Fest des Klangforum, Vienna, AT.
             Mother Tongue, Instituto Cervantes, Dakar Biennial, Dakar, SN.
2015    Beyond Abstraction II, Art Basel, Miami Beach, US.
             Beyond Abstraction, ArtNexus Las Nieves, Bogotá, CO.
             Modal Patterns, Kunsthaus Graz, BIX-Medienfassade, Graz, AT.
2014    UNTITLED. Miami Art Fair with Rincón Projects. Miami, US. 
             Wolf of the Night II, Karlin Studios, Prague, CZ.
2013    Modal Patterns, Kunsthaus Graz, BIX-Medienfassade, Graz, AT.
             Intangible Horizons, Art Sites, New York, US.
             Transitional, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, US.
             Ulterior Intersections, Vera & Melchor, New York, US.UnSICHTBARes – invisible / denkbilder , Goethe-Institut, Montréal, CA.
2012    medien.kunst.sammeln, Kunsthuas Graz, AT.
             Adquisiciones recientes 2010 – 2012, Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogotá, CO.                                        
             PHOTOIMAGEN 2012: Memento Mori, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DO.
2011    Ch.ACO (under the auspicies of AB Projects), Santiago, CL.
             On Traces: Versions of Drawing, Astrid Bastin Projects, Toronto, CA.
2010    Arte Sonoro, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES.
             Filmabend "Black & White", BAWAG Contemporary (Screening), Vienna, AT.
2009    Entre Líneas, Centro Cultural Moca/CCMOCA, Buenos Aires, AR.
             Exactitud errante, ArtBo, Bogotá, CO.
             Asimetrías y Convergencias, Gallery Vermelho, Sao Paulo, BR.
             KUNSTKUNST, galerie5020, Salzburg, AT. 
             RISK, Luleå Art Biennial, Luleå, SE.
             VIENNAFAIR (under the auspicies of habres + partner gallery), Vienna, AT.
             Arteaméricas, Miami, US.
2008    CYNETart, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, DE.
             Desdoblamiento, Artbo: Exposición ArteCámara, Bogotá, CO.
             Austrian Abstracts, CCNOA, Brussels, BE.
             Abstracts of Syn, HMKV, Dortmund, DE.
             DIGITAL MEDIA 1.0: Abstracts of Syn, Universitat de Valencia La Nau, Valencia, ES.
             Abstracts of Syn, AR/GE Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, IT.
2007    WRO 07, National Museum, Wroclaw, PL.
             Film and code: 0/1 films, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, DE.
             Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK.
             Abstracts of Syn, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, AT. 
2006    Narratives -35/+65 Two Generations, Kunsthaus Graz, AT.
             Austrian Abstracts, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL.
             paraflows.06, Vienna, AT.
             sonambiente berlin 2006, Berlin, DE.
             Reality Addicts, transmediale.06, Berlin, DE.
2005    Untimely Patterns: Muster/Strukturen/Brüche, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, AT.
             Skin, CAFA Museum of Art, Beijing, CH.
             VII Internacional de Arte Digital, Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, La Habana, CU.
2004    Play III, Museo de Arte Angel María de Rosa, Junín, Buenos Aires, AR.
             ANTECHAMBER - vor der Scheidung, Minotiten Galerie, Graz, AT.
             Concurso León Jimenes, Centro León, Santiago, DO.
2003    V Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, DO.
2002    Arco (under the auspicies of Larrama Gallery), Madrid, ES.
2001    IV Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, DO.

Selected Bibliography

2016    “A Line, However Short, Has An Infinite Number of Points,” Edited and Published by Triton.
2012    “Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation,” Edited and Published by Onomatopee. 
2010    “ARTe SONoro,” Edited and Published by La Casa Encendida.
2009    “Lulea Art Biennial: RISK,” Edited by Sara Edström, Jan-Erik Lundström, Published by Kilen Art Group.
2008    “ArtBo - International Art Fair Bogotá,” Edited by Andrea Walker de Bonilla, Published by Publicultura S.A. 
             “Andres Ramirez Gaviria,” Edited by Christof Habres, Published by Metro Verlag. 
2007    “12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07,” Edited by Violetta
             Krajewka, Alicja Grabarczyk, Published by WRO Art Center.
             “Abstracts of Syn,” Edited by Sandro Droschl, Published by Folio Verlag.
             “Crossmedia - Kunstverein Medienturm 2000 – 2005,” Edited by     Sandro Droschl, Published by Folio Verlag.
2006    “Narratives -35/+65 Two Generations - Kunsthaus Graz,” Edited by Peter Pakesch Published by Velag der Buchhandlung Walther.
             “100 Artists-in-Residence - quartier21 - MQ - 2002-2006,“ Edited and Published by MuseumsQuartier Errichtungs und           
             “Independent Film Show, 6th Edition,“ Edited by Raffaella Morra, Published by e-marts/ fondazione morra.
2005    “V Simposio Internacional: Diálogos Iberoamericanos,” Edited and Published by Institut Valenciá d’ Art Modern, IVAM.
             “Skin/Haut – raumimpuls,” Edited by Theresia Hauenfels, Published by raumimpuls.       
             “Arte Iberoamericano Contemporáneo,” Edited by Maria Elena Troncoso, Ricardo Lescano Grosso, Published by AT.
2004    “Concurso León Jimenes,” Edited and Published by the Centro León Jimenes.
2002    “Arco 2002 – International Fair of Contemporary Art,” Edited andPublished by ARCO/IFEMA.

2016    Rosmery Méndez, "Artista busca lo imperceptible," Listin Diario, March 2016. 
             Yoyanna Hilario, "Andrés Ramírez Gaviria," Diario Libre, March 2016.
             María Esperanza Pérez, “Andrés Ramírez Gaviria,” El Caribe, March 2016. 
2009    Fabio Cypriano, ”Asimetrías y Convergencias,” Errata# N. 0, December 2009. p.188. 
             Marta Chiape, “Dislocaciones,” Revista Arte al Día International, No128. August/September/October 2009. 
             Elvira Vigna, “Asimetrías y Convergencias,” Aguarrás, issue 4, edition 21, September/October 2009 <
             /2009/09 /02/asimetrias-y-convergencias/>.
             Patrik Boström, “Minimalismens implosion?,” NSD - Kultur, July 19, 2009. p.21.
             Bertil Sundstedt, “En tunn anrättning med nagra glimtar av ljus,” Norrbottens-Kuriren-Kultur, July 15, 2009.
2008    Christa Benzer, “Pulsierende Leere,” Der Standard, August 04, 2008.
2006    Michaela Reichart, “29 Künstler, zahllose Geschichten,” Kronen Zeitung, November 04, 2006.    
             Steven Psyllos, “The Digital Age - Steven Psyllos on Andres Ramirez Gaviria,” NY Art Magazine, September/October 2006.
             Christa Benzer, “Neben, über, drüber and doch ziemlich verstrickt,” Springerin, Heft 4/2006.  
             Catalina Jiménez Correa, “Transmediale,” El Tiempo, February 10, 2006. 
             R. B. / S. C., “Transmediale,” El Pais, February 16, 2006.
             “Transmediale verleiht Preise,” die tageszeitung, February 8, 2006.      
2005     “Valie Exports Glaskubus,” Falter/Wien Lexikon, p. 26.
             Franz Niegelhell, “Der Text der Blitzgewitter,” Falter, Nr. 30/35, p. 6.
             Jothady, Manisha, “Galerie Leonhard: Fantast – Medienturm Codiert,” Die Presse, July 11, 2005.
             Nora Theiss, “Die Poetik der Medien,” artmagazine, July 07, 2005.
             Christa Brenzer, “Einsen und Nullen,” Der Standard, June 14, 2005.
             “Mustergültige Systemanalysen,“ Kleine Zeitung, June 13, 2005, p. 43.
             “Übersetzungen in Endlosschleife,” Kronen Zeitung, June 12, 2005, p. 33.
2004    Luis Beiro, “A propósito del Arte dominicano actual y el XX Salón Eduardo León Jimenes,” Listin Diario, Ventana, November 1, 2004.
             Michaela Reichart, “Vielfältiger Räume der Imagination,” Kronen Zeitung, October 14, 2004, p.41.
             “Antechamber: Kellergewölbe voller Bewegungen,” Kleine Zeitung, Graz, Austria, October 27, 2004.
             Sara Herman, “Non-place or common place: A dialogue with Andrés Ramírez Gaviria,” Artes, May 2004, p 90.
2003    Esme Watanabe, “Interview with Andres Ramirez Gaviria,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol.8 no.6-8, June-August 2003, p.9.
             Carlos Acero, “Pasiones del Arte - Arte al Aire Libre,” El Caribe, February 25, 2003.
2002    Robert Green, “Andres Ramirez Gaviria,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 7 no 10, October 2002, p. 47.
             Erica Snow, “Andres Ramirez Gaviria: The Marginal Void,” Berliner Kunst, Vol.1 no 9, p.73. September 2002.
             Antonio Zala, “The 4th Caribbean Biennal in Santo Domingo: The Renovation,” Art Nexus No.44. June 2002.
2001    Amable López Meléndez, “Gaviria: Enigmático y Visionario,” Hoy, Areito, December 2001.
             Gheidy de la Cruz, “La Distancia más Oscura de Andres Ramirez Gaviria,” Hoy, Suplemento Revista, December 2001.
             Francis Rodriguez, “De lo real a lo virtual,” El Caribe, Suplemento Cultural, November 2001.
             Luis Beiro, “Andres Ramirez Gaviria - La Distancia más Oscura,” Listín Diario, Sección La Vida, November 2001.

Education and Residencies

2012    ISCP, New York, US.
2005    MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, AT.
2004    Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, AT.
1999    M.A. Winchester School of Art - University of Southampton, UK.
1998    B.F.A. Boston University, Boston, US.

Awards, Honors, and Grants

2010    Pre-selected for Grant award emerging artists. CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, USA. (Nomination)
2009    Luleå Art Biennial. Luleå, SE. (Honorary Mention)
2007    12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 2007. Wroclaw, PO. (Nomination)
2006    transmediale.06. Berlin, DE. (Second Prize)
Received project based grants from BKA, BMUKK, and the City of Vienna.


2017 -  Anna (with Norbert Pfaffenbichler) 
2014 - 2017 Sigmund (with Franz Gebetsberger and Norbert Pfaffenbichler)