Alexandra Ramirez

Alexandra Ramirez

Sofia, on demand, Bulgaria

About Alexandra Ramirez

I work mainly in the field of painting, but also doing illustration and experimenting with ready-made objects and different types of interactive & new media. To be honest I use a wide range of materials such as acrylic, alkyd-based paint & sprays. Although my main medium are the oils most of the times I end up with mixed media.
Recently I started to deform canvases, the plain rectangular ones turned to be oppressingly boring. Thus I found myself hammering my own ones and not long enough there were the first ones –forms decomposed, they became sheer, striking, sharp glass parts, dashing into one another. It truly reminds me of the tides of life and people’s interactions. In fact nothing is square-framed, it is imperfect, with not-into-the-frames identity, casting luminosity, provoking, crazy, messy, rigorously illogical in going up and down. And absolutely real.

I easily get inspired by what surrounds me considering the urbanity quite of the biggest feature – why do people do this, how people feel, the big city itself with its small stories to tell. I like bright and saturated colours, expressive line and a statement topics.

Education

· Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on 17.09.1990;
· 2013 – Obtained Bachelory Degree in Painting – 2013 at the National Art Academy (NAA) in Sofia, Bulgaria in the class
of prof. Andrey Daniel;
· 2012 – ERASMUS – Cuenca, Spain – Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) in the class of prof. Javier Balderon;
· 2015 - Obtained Master Degree in Painting at the National Art Academy (NAA) in Sofia, Bulgaria in the class of prof.
Andrey Daniel;
· Lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Events

Upcoming this year:

- Art Basel 2017 in Switzerland
- Solo exhibition "Mini Berlin" - Espacio Huecha, Zaragoza ES

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2015
- “Summer Nomads” PART TWO solo exhobition – DaDa project space – 24.06 -30.07.2015, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- “Summer Nomads” solo exhibition – DaDa cultural bar & gallery – 18.06 – 29.07.2015, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2014
- Solo exhibition at National Art Academy's coffee & bar - September 2013- October 2014 (one year);
2013
- “From Blood to Brilliance” – second solo exhibition – 13th – 27th August 2012 – Communication Room Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2011
- Debut solo exhibition – “Abyss” – painting, 13-26 January 2011, “Atelie Plastelin” Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;


JOINT EXHIBITIONS, OPEN CALLS, ETC:
2015
- Rosso Cinabro Gallery – “Choosen for you” – international joint exhibition – Rome, Italy – 12-30.12.2015
- Contrast Gallery– 10.12.2015 – 12.01.2016 – “Art for Christmas”, joint painting exhibition – Polligraphia Office, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Raffail Mihaylov Exhibition space – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria – “Al is well when it starts well” – 16.12.2015 -30.01.2016
- Rosso Cinabro – Contemporary Painting, 11.2015 – 02.2016, Rome, Italy
- BNP Paribas – joint exhibition – 17.07 – 17.09.2015, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- VANS off the wall competition – Kapana Fest, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 30-31.05.2015;
- “All is well when it starts well” - exhibition of proffessors and students from NAA – City Art Gallery - Rousse, Bulgaria – 4-30.06.2015;
- Mini Art Fest FO 5th edition - 01-10.05.2015, Underground Gallery & Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- Exhibition at Société Générale – main branch – Sofia, Bulgaria – 17.04.2015;
- EAT.ART vol. 2 – illustrations - 01-20.04.2015, Smuggler's Diner, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- Nuance Gallery – Open Call for Contemporary Bulgarian Art Compentition – 13-26 .02 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- Exhibition of Graduated Master Degree Students – 11-28.02.2015 – The Gallery of National Academy of Art, Sofia;
2014:
- Gothic Fest Sofia- group exhibition - participation with paintings, October 2014, club Neu Berlin, Sofia;
- Alter-native Plovdiv - festival for intependent contemporary art, music and poetry - participation with paintings and video work. Awarded. September- October, club Bibliotekata, Plovdiv, 2014;
- Mini Art fest Fo 4th edition - participation with ready-made objects, club Neu Berlin, Sofia , March 2014;
2013:
- Open Call Exhibition results - part of Magdalena Jetelova's exhibition "(Dis)location" at the Museum of Modern Art in Olomouc, Czech Republic - December 2013;
- NE Fest - paart of DA Fest - platform for contemporary Art - september-october 2013, Sofia Bulgaria, DaDa Cultural bar & gallery;
- Albena Resort – group exhibition of painters and printmakers, july-september 2013, Albena city, Bulgaria
- Group exhibition of all BA graduated students of National Art Academy (NAA) – 3rd July – 12th July 2013 – SBH (Union of Bulgarian Artists), Sofia, Bulgaria;
- “The last Conference ” - art competition – Awarded – National Art Academy (NAA) 31.05.2013, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- European Night of Museums – Galerie d’Art Paris – Moskow, group exhibition – students of the atelier of prof. Andrey Daniel, May 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2012:
- Tattoo Art Party – Suspacious Gallery and club Alcohol - paintings, September 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- “Sofia Breathes” (“Sofia Disha”) - arts festival - August 2012;
2011:
- Live Painting – action project – subway of Sofia University – 15.10.2011, Sofia, Bulgaria;
- Annual student exhibition – “In the labyrinth of perspective”, September 2011 – participated with a painting, National Art Academy (NAA), Sofia, Bulgaria;
- CONTEMPO IV – festival for contemporary art, 12-20 April 2011 – participation with paintings, printmaking and drawings in the project of the curator Yovo Panchev at the Cultural House “Harmony” in Varna, Bulgaria;
- “St. st. Cyril and Metodiy” national competition for young artists, critics and curators – 20th May – 12th June 2011 at SBH (Union of Bulgarian Artist), Sofia, Bulgaria;
2010: