BIOGRAPHY
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of discord and dialogue between an experiential notion of the contemporary and the constantly changing perspectives of historical references.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.

CV
Born 1975, Bogota
Lives and works in Vienna 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Museum of Contemporary Art - MAC, Lima, PE, 2019
Spanish Cultural Center, Santo Domingo, DO, 2017
One Work Gallery, Vienna, AT, 2016
ArteBA: Solo Project with Rincón Projects. Buenos Aires, AR, 2016
Una linea, por breve que sea, consta de un numero infinito de puntos, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DO, 2016
A Volume, However Small, Will Have an Infinite Number of Planes, Kunstraum Bernsteiner, Vienna, AT, 2012
ArtBo: Solo Project with habres + partner gallery, Bogota, CO, 2010
Between Forms of representation and Interpretation, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL, 2010
Dislocaciones, Camara de Comercio, Bogota, CO, 2009
When forms become processes, habres + partner gallery, Vienna, AT, 2008
Composition, BA - CA Kunstforum, Vienna, AT, 2006

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Abriendo el Sistema, Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, CO, 2018
Solid Void, PEANA Projects, Monterrey, MX, 2018.
El sueño de la razón, Museum of Art Miguel Urrutia – MAMU, Bogota, CO, 2018
Variaciones en ángulo recto, Sede del Banco de la República, Villavicencio, CO, 2017-2018
Mediciones, Rincón Projects, Bogota, CO, 2017
Triggered, Casa Quien, Santo Domingo, DO, 2017
Farewell, Sigmund, Vienna, AT, 2017
Variaciones en ángulo recto, Sede del Banco de la República, Santa Marta, CO, 2017
If Walls are Trembling, Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT, 2016
Marathon, PEANA Projects, Monterrey, MX, 2016
Variaciones en ángulo recto, Sede del Banco de la República, Ibagué, CO, 2016
Fest des Klangforum, Klangforum, Vienna, AT, 2016
Mother Tongue, Instituto Cervantes, Dakar Biennial, Dakar, SN, 2016
Variaciones en ángulo recto, Sede del Banco de la República, Cúcuta, CO, 2016
Beyond Abstraction II, Art Basel, Miami Beach, US, 2015
Beyond Abstraction, ArtNexus Las Nieves, Bogota, CO, 2015
Modal Patterns, Kunsthaus Graz, BIX-Medienfassade, Graz, AT, 2015
UNTITLED, Miami Art Fair with Rincón Projects. Miami, US, 2014
Wolf of the Night II, Karlin Studios, Prague, CZ, 2014
Modal Patterns, Kunsthaus Graz, BIX-Medienfassade, Graz, AT, 2013
Intangible Horizons, Art Sites, New York, US, 2013
Transitional, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, US, 2013
Ulterior Intersections, Vera & Melchor, New York, US, 2013
UnSICHTBARes – invisible / denkbilder, Goethe-Institut, Montréal, CA, 2013
medien.kunst.sammeln, Kunsthuas Graz, AT, 2012
Adquisiciones de la Colección de Arte del Banco de la Republica 2010 – 2012, Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogotá, CO, 2012
PHOTOIMAGEN 2012: Memento Mori, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DO, 2012
Ch.ACO with AB Projects, Santiago, CL, 2011
On Traces: Versions of Drawing, Astrid Bastin Projects, Toronto, CA, 2011
Arte Sonoro, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES, 2010
Filmabend: Black & White, BAWAG Contemporary (Screening), Vienna, AT, 2010
Entre Líneas, Centro Cultural Moca/CCMOCA, Buenos Aires, AR, 2009
Exactitud errante, ArtBo, Bogotá, CO, 2009
Asimetrías y Convergencias, Gallery Vermelho, Sao Paulo, BR, 2009
KUNSTKUNST, galerie5020, Salzburg, AT, 2009
RISK, Luleå Art Biennial, Luleå, SE, 2009
Vienna Art Fair with habres + partner gallery, Vienna, AT, 2009
Arteaméricas, Miami, US, 2009
CYNETart, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, DE, 2008
Desdoblamiento, Artbo: Exposición ArteCámara, Bogota, CO, 2008
Austrian Abstracts, CCNOA, Brussels, BE, 2008
Abstracts of Syn, HMKV, Dortmund, DE, 2008
Digital Media 1.0: Abstracts of Syn, Universitat de Valencia La Nau, Valencia, ES, 2008
Abstracts of Syn, AR/GE Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, IT, 2008
WRO 07, National Museum, Wroclaw, PL, 2007
Film and code: 0/1 films, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, DE, 2007
Kill Your Timid Notion, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK, 2007
Abstracts of Syn, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, AT, 2007
Narratives -35/+65 Two Generations, Kunsthaus Graz, AT, 2006
Austrian Abstracts, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL, 2006
paraflows.06, Vienna, AT, 2006
sonambiente berlin, Berlin, DE, 2006
Reality Addicts, transmediale.06, Berlin, DE, 2006
Untimely Patterns: Muster/Strukturen/Brüche, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, AT, 2005
Skin, CAFA Museum of Art, Beijing, CH, 2005
VII Internacional de Arte Digital, Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, La Habana, CU, 2005
Play III, Museo de Arte Angel María de Rosa, Junín, Buenos Aires, AR, 2004
Antechamber - vor der Scheidung, Minotiten Galerie, Graz, AT, 2004
Concurso León Jimenes, Centro León, Santiago, DO, 2004
V Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, DO, 2003
Arco Art Fair with Larrama Gallery, Madrid, ES, 2002
IV Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, DO, 2001

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Catalogs
“A Line, However Short, Has An Infinite Number of Points,” Edited and Published by Triton, 2016
“Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation,” Edited and Published by Onomatopee, 2012
“ARTe SONoro,” Edited and Published by La Casa Encendida, 2010
“Lulea Art Biennial: RISK,” Edited by Sara Edström, Jan-Erik Lundström, Published by Kilen Art Group, 2009
“ArtBo - International Art Fair Bogotá,” Edited by Andrea Walker de Bonilla, Published by Publicultura S.A., 2008
“Andres Ramirez Gaviria,” Edited by Christof Habres, Published by Metro Verlag, 2008
“12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07,” Edited by Violetta Krajewka, Alicja Grabarczyk, Published by WRO Art Center, 2007
“Abstracts of Syn,” Edited by Sandro Droschl, Published by Folio Verlag, 2007
“Crossmedia - Kunstverein Medienturm 2000 – 2005,” Edited by Sandro Droschl, Published by Folio Verlag, 2007
“Narratives -35/+65 Two Generations - Kunsthaus Graz,” Edited by Peter Pakesch Published by Velag der Buchhandlung Walther, 2006
“100 Artists-in-Residence - quartier21 - MQ - 2002-2006,“ Edited and Published by MuseumsQuartier Errichtungs und BetriebsgembH, 2006
“Independent Film Show, 6th Edition,“ Edited by Raffaella Morra, Published by e-marts/ fondazione morra, 2006
“V Simposio Internacional: Diálogos Iberoamericanos,” Edited and Published by Institut Valenciá d’ Art Modern, IVAM, 2005
“Skin/Haut – raumimpuls,” Edited by Theresia Hauenfels, Published by raumimpuls. “Arte Iberoamericano Contemporáneo,” Edited by Maria Elena Troncoso, Ricardo Lescano Grosso, Published by AT, 2005
“Concurso León Jimenes,” Edited and Published by the Centro León Jimenes, 2004
“Arco 2002 – International Fair of Contemporary Art,” Edited and Published by ARCO/IFEMA, 2002
Periodicals
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
Fabio Cypriano, ”Asimetrías y Convergencias,” Errata# N. 0, p.188., December, 2009
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 <http://aguarras.com.br/2009/09/02/asimetrias-y-convergencias/>. Patrik Boström, “Minimalismens implosion?,” NSD-Kultur, p.21., July 19, 2009
Bertil Sundstedt, “En tunn anrättning med nagra glimtar av ljus,” Norrbottens-Kuriren- Kultur, July 15, 2009
Christa Benzer, “Pulsierende Leere,” Der Standard, August 04, 2008
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
“Valie Exports Glaskubus,” Falter/Wien Lexikon, p. 26., 2005
Franz Niegelhell, “Der Text der Blitzgewitter,” Falter, Nr. 30/35, p. 6., 2005
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, p. 43., June 13, 2005
“Übersetzungen in Endlosschleife,” Kronen Zeitung, p. 33., June 12, 2005
Luis Beiro, “A propósito del Arte dominicano actual y el XX Salón, 2004
Eduardo León Jimenes,” Listin Diario, Ventana, November 1, 2004
Michaela Reichart, “Vielfältiger Räume der Imagination,” Kronen Zeitung, p.41., October 14, 2004
“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,  p. 90., May 2004
Esme Watanabe, “Interview with Andres Ramirez Gaviria,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol.8 no.6-8, p.9., June-August, 2003
Carlos Acero, “Pasiones del Arte - Arte al Aire Libre,” El Caribe, February 25, 2003
Robert Green, “Andres Ramirez Gaviria,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 7 no 10, October, p. 47., 2002
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
Amable López Meléndez, “Gaviria: Enigmático y Visionario,” Hoy, Areito, December, 2001
Gheidy de la Cruz, “La Distancia más Oscura,” Hoy, Suplemento Revista, December, 2001
Francis Rodriguez, “De lo real a lo virtual, el colombiano presenta dos formas de ver la cotidianidad através de las instalaciones,” 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
APT, New York, US, 2013
International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP, New York, US, 2012
MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, AT, 2005
University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT, (PhD candidate) 2005 - 2007
M.A. University of Southampton / Winchester School of Art, UK, 1999
B.F.A. Boston University, Boston, US, 1998

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

CURATORIAL
Anna, non-profit exhibition space (organized with Norbert Pfaffenbichler), Vienna, AT, 2017 - ongoing
Sigmund, non-profit exhibition space (organized with Franz Gebetsberger and Norbert Pfaffenbichler), Vienna, AT, 2014 - 2017