Curated by Ioanna Gerakidi
Decodrama, a solo show by Fabio Ramirez Enrique, draws on a compilation of diverse physical elements to speak about unrequited feelings, uncertain futures, mechanisms in constant movement. Fluctuating materials, found objects, plastic constructions, visual and other loops are coming together through variations of concrete, aiming to bring desire back to life. The work’s narrative operates as a choreographed gesture for holding auto-fictional schemes, for re-inventing functional purposes, for staying with erotic oxymora. Decodrama is a comment on the solvent intersection of praise and mockery, beginning and end, personal and collective.
The show will be accompanied by a publication operating as an instagram correspondence between Fabio Ramirez Enriquez and Ioanna Gerakidi.
Fabio Ramírez (born in Spain, 1990) living and working in Granada. After his studies in Psychology at Universidad de Almería, he got a Bachelor degree in Fine arts at Universidad de Granada, Spain (2014). Fabio holds a Master in Visual Arts (2016) from the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp focusing in site specific arts/ installation art. For his Master thesis he was awarded in 2016 with the Hugo Roelandt Estate Price by the Royal Academy of Arts. His work has been presented in various solo and group shows in Spain and abroad (Mexico, Russia, Belgium, Greece).
Ioanna Gerakidi is a writer, curator and educator based both in Amsterdam and Athens. She holds a BA in Media and Communication Studies (University of Athens) and an MA in Critical Studies (Sandberg Instituut). She has collaborated with and curated shows/events for Athens Biennale, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Hot Wheels Projects, Subrosa Space Athens and Snehta Residency, among others. Her texts, when acting as performative gestures, have been presented at Kunstverein Amsterdam (NL), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (DE), CAC Vilnius (LT), Haus N Athen (GR), Athens Festival (GR) and Performance Biennal (GR) and more. She has contributed in several publications and she has lectured, initiated and led workshops for several academies and alternative educational programs in Europe. She currently works as an independent writer for Collecteurs Magazine of New Museum and runs a weekly Reading Group for Studium Generale Program of Gerrit Rietveld Akademie.
Opening: Saturday 23rd February, 20.00 – 23.00
Dates: 23rd February - 17th March
Addrs: Stoa 42, Panepistimiou 42, Athens