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of discord and dialogue between an experiential notion of the contemporary and the constantly changing perspectives of historical references.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 in Vienna, GAMeC in Bergamo, the Caribbean Biennial in Santo Domingo, the Museum of Modern Art and Museo de Arte del Banco de la República in Bogotá, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, as well as Sonambiente and Transmediale in Berlin, among others. He has undertaken artist residencies at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.

Awards include the Transmediale.06 Award and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Emerging Artist 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.

In 2014, Gaviria co-founded Sigmund, and in 2017, Anna , both non-profit exhibition spaces in Vienna, alongside Norbert Pfaffenbichler. He also collaborates with Elisabeth Kihlström and Yuki Higashino in publishing the journal Agency.

Andrés Ramírez Gaviria pursued media theory studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and holds a BFA from Boston University and an MA from the Winchester School of Art – University of Southampton.


CV

Born in Bogota, 1975 

Lives and works in Vienna

Solo Exhibitions

2024
Cero punto
ArtHaus
Buenos Aires
AR
2022
Mental Radio
Gallery Vermelho
São Paulo
BR
Composition
Subte
Montevideo
UR
Stacks
PhotoImagen Biennial, Museum of Modern Art
Santo Domingo
DO
2018
facsímil | facsímil
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC)
San Jose
CR
2017
Spanish Cultural Center
Santo Domingo
DO
2016
One Work Gallery
Vienna
AT
ArteBA: Solo Project 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: Solo Project with habres + partner gallery
Bogota
CO
Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation
Onomatopee
Eindhoven
NL
2009
Dislocaciones
Camara de Comercio
Bogota
CO
2008
When forms become processes
habres + partner gallery
Vienna
AT
2006
Composition
BA-CA Kunstforum
Vienna
AT
Line
Galerie Pendel
Waidhofen/Ybbs
AT

Group Exhibitions

2024
Reinvenciones
Casa de América
Madrid
ES
2023
CIFO & Ars Electronica Dualities in Equalities: Art, Technology, Society in Latin America
Lentos Museum
Linz
AT
Celeste
LIA - Laboratorio Interdisciplinario para las Artes
Bogota
CO
Con vida propia
Centro Cultural de Pasto del Banco de la República
Pasto
CO
2022
Was uns wichtig ist! Perspektiven zeitgenössischer Kunst auf Kulturerbe
Volkskundemuseum
Vienna
AT
Floating Landscapes
5020
Salzburg
AT
2019
I’ve Left
Löwengasse
Vienna
AT
Por Lia
Lia Laboratorio
Bogota
CO
2018
Abriendo el Sistema
Museum of Modern Art
Bogota
CO
Solid Void
PEANA Projects
Monterrey
MX
El sueño de la razón
Museum of Art Miguel Urrutia – MAMU
Bogota
CO
2017
Variaciones en ángulo recto
Sede del Banco de la República
Villavicencio
CO
Mediciones
Rincón Projects
Bogota
CO
Triggered
Casa Quien
Santo Domingo
DO
Farewell
Sigmund
Vienna
AT
Variaciones en ángulo recto
Sede del Banco de la República
Santa Marta
CO
2016
If Walls are Trembling
Galerie Kandlhofer
Vienna
AT
Marathon
PEANA Projects
Monterrey
MX
Variaciones en ángulo recto
Sede del Banco de la República
Ibagué
CO
Fest des Klangforum
Klangforum
Vienna
AT
Mother Tongue
Instituto Cervantes, Dakar Biennial
Dakar
SN
Variaciones en ángulo recto
Sede del Banco de la República
Cúcuta
CO
2015
Beyond Abstraction II
Art Basel
Miami Beach
US
Beyond Abstraction
ArtNexus Las Nieves
Bogota
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
Kunsthaus Graz
Graz
AT
Adquisiciones de la Colección de Arte 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
with 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
São Paulo
BR
KUNSTKUNST
galerie5020
Salzburg
AT
RISK
Luleå Art Biennial
Luleå
SE
Vienna Art Fair
with habres + partner gallery
Vienna
AT
Arteaméricas
Miami
US
2008
CYNETart
Kunsthaus Dresden
Dresden
DE
Desdoblamiento
Artbo: Exposición ArteCámara
Bogota
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
Graz
AT
Austrian Abstracts
Arti et Amicitiae
Amsterdam
NL
paraflows.06
Vienna
AT
sonambiente berlin
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
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 Art Fair
with Larrama Gallery
Madrid
ES
2001
IV Caribbean Biennial
Santo Domingo
DO

Selected Bibliography

Pigliapoco
Giacomo
Beyond Black

in: Salto nel Vuoto: Arte al di là della materia, exhibition catalogue published by GAMeC, Bergamo

2023
Iovino
María
Geometria: Pilar del arte y de la ciencia

in: Abriendo el sistema – Homenaje a Carlos Rojas, exhibition catalogue published by Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota

2018
Brigante
Anna María
El dedicado limite entre la razón y el sueño

in: El sueño de la razón, exhibition catalogue published by Arte Contemporáneo Banco de la República, Bogota

2018
Méndez
Rosmery
Artista busca lo imperceptible

Listín Diario, March

2016
Hilario
Yoyanna
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

Diario Libre, March

2016
Pérez
María Esperanza
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

El Caribe, March

2016
August
Laura
Beyond & Between: A Prepositional Mode

in: A Line, However Short, Has an Infinite Number of Points, exhibition catalogue published by Triton

2016
DuPont
Quinn
Otherness and Order

in: A Line, However Short, Has an Infinite Number of Points, exhibition catalogue published by Triton

2016
Lomme
Freek
Bits Of This And Some Of That…

in: Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation, exhibition catalogue published by Onomatopee

2012
Iovino
Maria
In The Transition To New Systems

in: Between Forms of Representation and Interpretation, exhibition catalogue published by Onomatopee

2012
Cypriano
Fabio
Asimetrías y convergencias

Errata# N°0, p. 188, December

2009
Chiape
Marta
Dislocaciones

Revista Arte al Día International, no. 128, August/September/October

2009
Vigna
Elvira
Asimetrías y convergencias

Aguarrás, vol. 4, no. 21, ISSN 1980-7767, Rio de Janeiro, September/October

2009
Boström
Patrik
Minimalismens implosion?

NSD – Kultur, p. 21, July 19

2009
Sundstedt
Bertil
En tunn anrättning med nagra glimtar av ljus

Norrbottens-Kuriren-Kultur, July 15

2009
Benzer
Christa
Pulsierende Leere

Der Standard, August 04

2008
Kealy
Seamus
The Insufficiency of Technology in Today's Museum

in: Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, exhibition catalogue published by Metro Verlag

2008
Shanken
Edward
The Imploding Cube Meets the Beating Heart: The Gestalt of Andrés Ramírez Gaviria’s “0.” and “Resonance”

in: Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, exhibition catalogue published by Metro Verlag

2008
Ries
Marc
Beauty of Relation, Beauty of Ambivalence

in: Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, exhibition catalogue published by Metro Verlag

2008
Fassler
Manfred
Abstract Patterns of Communication

in: Abstracts of Syn, published by Folio Verlag

2007
Südbeck
Annette
Untimely Patterns

in: Crossmedia – Kunstverein Medienturm 2000 – 2005, published by Folio Verlag

2007
Bucher Trantow, Katrin and Schurl, Katia
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

in: Narratives -35/+65 Two Generations, exhibition catalogue published by Kunsthaus Graz and Velag der Buchhandlung Walther

2006
Höller
Christian
A Misshape Of Truth Torments

in: Modal Patterns, DVD published by Kunsthaus Graz

2006
Fassler
Manfred
On -./

DVD published by Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz

2006
Reichart
Michaela
29 Künstler, zahllose Geschichten

Kronen Zeitung, November 04

2006
Psyllos
Steven
The Digital Age - Steven Psyllos on Andres Ramirez Gaviria

NY Art Magazine, September/October

2006
Benzer
Christa
Neben, über, drüber and doch ziemlich verstrickt

Springerin, Heft 4

2006
Daniels
Dieter
MORSE MORSE MORSE

in: Morse by Horse: Manual, published by Maurer Verlag

2006
Correa
Catalina Jiménez
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
Niegelhell
Franz
Der Text der Blitzgewitter

Falter, Nr. 30/35, p. 6

2005
Manisha
Jothady
Galerie Leonhard: Fantast – Medienturm Codiert

Die Presse, July 11

2005
Theiss
Nora
Die Poetik der Medien

artmagazine, July 07

2005
Brenzer
Christa
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
Hermann
Sara
Re-programando el sistema

in: V Simposio Internacional: Diálogos Iberoamericanos, published by Institut Valenciá d’ Art Modern, IVAM

2005
Voggeneder
Elisabeth
Skin – Metaphor for Opening Borders

in: Skin/Haut, exhibition catalogue published by raumimpuls

2005
Troncoso, Maria Elena and Grosso, Ricardo Lescano
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

in: Arte Iberoamericano Contemporáneo. Emoción y concepto, published by ATcultura, Chilavert, Buenos Aires

2005
Beiro
Luis
A propósito del Arte dominicano actual y el XX Salón
2004
Eduardo León Jimenes

Listín Diario, Ventana

2004
Reichart
Michaela
Vielfältiger Räume der Imagination

Kronen Zeitung, p. 41, October 14

2004
Antechamber: Kellergewölbe voller Bewegungen

Kleine Zeitung, Graz, Austria, October 27

2004
Herman
Sara
Non-place or common place: A dialogue with Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

Artes, p. 90, May

2004
Watanabe
Esme
Interview with Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

NY Arts Magazine, vol. 8, no. 6-8, p. 9, June-August

2003
Acero
Carlos
Pasiones del Arte - Arte al Aire Libre

El Caribe, February 25

2003
Green
Robert
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

NY Arts Magazine, vol. 7, no. 10, p. 47, October

2002
Snow
Erica
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria: The Marginal Void

Berliner Kunst, vol. 1, no. 9, p. 73, September

2002
Zala
Antonio
The 4th Caribbean Biennal in Santo Domingo: The Renovation

Art Nexus, no. 44, June

2002
Meléndez
Amable López
Gaviria: Enigmático y Visionario

Hoy, Areito, December

2001
Cruz
Gheidy
La Distancia más Oscura

Hoy, Suplemento Revista, December

2001
Rodriguez
Francis
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
Beiro
Luis
Andres Ramirez Gaviria - La Distancia más Oscura

Listín Diario, Sección La Vida, November

2001

Education

2005-07
PhD student of Media Theory
University of Applied Arts Vienna
AT
1999
Master of Arts
University of Southampton / Winchester School of Art
UK
1998
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minor in Art History
Boston University
Boston
US

Residencies

2018
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC) / Instituto de Investigaciones en Arte (IIArte)
San Juan
CR
SoArt
Millstättersee
AT
2013
APT
New York
US
2012
International Studio & Curatorial Program
ISCP
New York
US
2005
MuseumsQuartier
Vienna
AT

Awards and Grants

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Grants & Commissions Program
Miami, US
2022
ARTBO/Alejandría Art Award, First Honorable Mention
Bogota, CO
2022
Project grant from Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
AT
2022
Project grant from Phileas, The Austrian Office for Contemporary Art
AT
2022
Association grant from Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
AT
2015
Project grant from Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
AT
2012
Project grant from Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
AT
2011
Luleå Art Biennial, Honorary Mention
Luleå, SE
2009
12th International Media Art Biennale WRO, Honorary Mention
Wroclaw, PO
2007
transmediale.06. Second Prize
Berlin, DE
2006
Project grant from Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
AT
2005

Curated Projects

non-profit exhibition space (organized with Norbert Pfaffenbichler), Vienna, AT
2017 - 2018
non-profit exhibition space (organized with Franz Gebetsberger and Norbert Pfaffenbichler), Vienna, AT
2014 - 2017