Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo
As a native of El Salvador Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo’s work is concerned with issues of collective memory, historical trauma and identity within a global context explored through multi-media approaches to drawing that includes stop-motion animation video, printmaking and installation work. His art practice is an intuitive construction of memory as a form of personal myth-making that casts political expressions, voices modes of resistance, and most recently speaks to a process of re-construction, growth and healing.
He holds an MFA from Concordia University in Montréal. He has exhibited extensively across Canada and internationally in venues such as The International Print Centre in New York, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, MAI (Montréal Arts interculturels), The Mexic-Arte museum in Austin, Texas, La Halle de Saint Pierre in Paris and Marte-Museo de Arte de El Salvador among others. He is the recipient of The Artist Studio Award Program by the City of Vancouver (2015-2018), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2010) and numerous project grants from The Canada Arts Council. In 2011 he was the winner of the Victor-Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for a mid-career artist in visual arts in Canada.
Immigration / Emigration 2015/2016
Truth & Reconciliation 2018/2019
Vancouver, BC Canada