(b. in Reynosa, Mexico, 1980) Lives and works in Rome (Italy).
Calixto Ramírez studied at Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, LA ESMERALDA, Mexico City (Bachelor in Fine Arts, 2008). Some of his recent solo exhibitions include ‘La última y nos vamos’, DOM art space, Palermo (2018); ‘Cuarto Paso1’, curated by Fabio Carnaghi, RIBOT gallery, Milan (2018); ‘One potato, two potato’, Calixto Ramírez & Guido Van der Werve, Monitor Gallery, Labico (2017); ‘Opera Viva Barriera di Milano’, Public Art Project, Turin (2017); ‘Cuatro Pasos / Milano’, Maab Gallery, Milan (2017); ‘Una sola moltitudine’, smArt – polo per l’arte, Rome (2016); ‘Cuatro Pasos / Trieste’, MLZ Art Dep Gallery, Trieste (2016); ‘Sacosanctum 15’, Oratorio de San Mercurio, Palermo (2016); y ‘Cuatro Pasos / Napoli’, Museo del ‘900, Castel Sant’ Elmo, Naples (2016).
The RIBOT gallery opened in April 2015 based on an idea by Monica Bottani, and with the aim of enriching the contemporary art panorama in Milan, through shows by international and emerging artists, which are usually presenting their work in Italy for the first time. The gallery space, located in Via Enrico Nöe 23, consists of two floors that the artists are asked to redefine for each show: a place open to a dialogue with a public consisting of both collectors and art lovers.
Nelmarie Du Preez