Exhibitions and Events
Artists' Talk | The Weight of Lives Iím Not Living
April 28th, 2012
Fabiola Carranza and Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa in conversation with Magnolia Pauker
Presented with the Canadian Art Gallery Hop, Vancouver.
Fabiola Carranza was born and raised in Costa Rica. In 2006 she received a Bachelorís Degree from Emily Carr Institute and will begin her MFA at the University of British Columbia in September 2012. She has worked primarily in sculpture, and more recently in illustration. Recent solo exhibitions include Pale. Pale. Pale. Pale. Pale. Pale. Pale (The Crying Room, Vancouver, 2011), Foxgloves (Lucky's Gallery, Vancouver, 2010), and Sample Text in Vietnamese (Lobby Gallery, Vancouver, 2007). Carranza has participated in group exhibitions at Tentwoten (Berlin), Charles H. Scott Gallery, Or Gallery, and Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver). She is currently based in Vancouver.
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa (Guatemala City, 1978) is an interdisciplinary artist, working in video, installation, and performance. He obtained a BFA from Emily Carr Institute in 2006 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. He has had solo exhibitions at Proyectos Ultra Violeta (2010), Des Pacio (2008), and grunt gallery (2007). He has performed at FADO Centre for Performance Art (Toronto), South Side Community Art Center (Chicago), Tribe Arts (Saskatoon), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), and the Museo de Arte y DiseŮo Contemporaneo (San Jose, Costa Rica), among others. He was a 2011 fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany). Currently he lives between Guatemala City and Vancouver.
Magnolia Pauker is an educator, writer, and interviewer based in Vancouver, Canada. Her practice takes up the interview as a model for critical engagement, knowledge production and pedagogy. With a strong focus on feminism especially as it informs art history and visual culture, Pauker is invested in emergent forms of knowing and being otherwise. Often working at the edges of philosophy and cultural studies, she committed to working in response to contemporary aesthetic and political events. Publications include catalogue essays as well as commissioned interviews with contemporary artists, philosophers and writers. She is associate editor at Fillip Magazine and Fellow at The European Graduate School where she is writing her dissertation under the direction of Avital Ronell.