Wednesday 03 March 2021, 8:00pm

The Drift - Kōrewa: Pablo Jose Ramirez

Date Wednesday 03 March 2021
Time 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Location Online on Zoom
Entry Free and open to all
Part of The Drift - Kōrewa

Wednesday 3 March
The Drift - Kōrewa: Pablo José Ramirez
Meeting ID: 978 2643 0506
Passcode: 354423

Join us for an evening conversation with Pablo José Ramirez, Adjunct Curator of First Nations and Indigenous Art at Tate Modern

José Ramirez is joining us online as a participant in The Drift - Kōrewa , a curatorial education platform distributed by Artspace Aotearoa in collaboration with partners throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and the international arts community. The Drift - Kōrewa is a non-academic programme geared to developing high-level curatorial, cultural, and artistic advancement.

Launched in 2020, The Drift - Kōrewa serves as a pilot programme, discovering how it might work and what it can achieve. The aim is to share knowledge, collaborate and develop the social fabric between art centres, museums, commercial galleries, academies, artist-run spaces, advocacy groups and individuals as well as advancing Aotearoa New Zealand’s image as a base for world-class artistic production. Through annual research themes, the programme brings together knowledge on Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa New Zealand as a place to live and work within the cultural sector.

Pablo José Ramírez is a curator, art writer and cultural theorist from ancestral Maya-Ki´che´ territory. He is the Adjunct Curator of First Nations and Indigenous Art at Tate Modern. His work revisits post-colonial societies to consider non-western ontologies, indigeneity and forms of racial occlusion. In 2014 he co-curated with Cecilia Fajardo-Hill the 19th Paiz Biennial: Trans-visible. Ramírez is the Editor in Chief and co-founder of Infrasonica, a curatorial online platform dedicated to the research around sonic non-western cultures. From 2014-2016, Ramirez was a co-curator for the groundbreaking transnational research and exhibition project Guatemala Despues, presented at The New School/Parsons School of Design. He has published extensively and lectured internationally including the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, FKA Witte de With, Gasworks, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, University of Glasgow, University of Cape Town, Simon Fraser University, The New School, Times Museum and ParaSite. He was the recipient of the 2019 Independent Curators International/CPPC Award for Central America and the Caribbean. Ramírez is part of the Curatorial Team for the 58th Carnegie International, 2022.


  1. (verb) to drift about, float about.

This programme is kindly supported by the New Zealand Contemporary Arts Trust (NZCAT)

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