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Ramon Guimaraes at Espace Cultural Ample Gallery / Barcelona, from 26-03 to 05-06

The Espace Cultural Ample Gallery presents the individual show of Ramón Guimaraes: Identity Code.

Ramón Guimaraes has developed during last years works focusing on clichés, stereotypes and human relations, always referring to the identity as one of its most important guidelines.

Working with medias such as video, photography, drawings and objects, Ramon Guimaraes uses daily life as a raw material for his work, transforming everydaylife actions, sentences or thoughts, touristic or cultural clichés into real performances. This work allows him to achieve a deconstruction of what this ordinary material implies about us, our feelings and our relations with the outer world.

Deconstruction which remain obvious in the use he makes of the masks, disguise and role-plays gathering ressources such as comedy, surprise and alarming atmosphere. Converting himself (say, his character) into more or less typical or recognizable stereotypes, he plays with the audience and seat ourselves in front of the things as they are: full of prejudices, fake appearances and deceptive freedom. From all the angles Ramon Guimaraes imagines, the audience will attend an image of the way we remain totally stuck in a social conception that's incompatible with the individual freedom we're convinced to have reached.

Where: Espace Ample Gallery, Barcelona
When: opening 26/03 at 7pm. Exhibition from 26/03 to 05/06

Ramón Guimaraes performances and videos in LABoral Art Center, Gijón. From 19/12 to 15/01

Ramón Guimaraes participates to the Identidades project, in LABoral Art Center, Gijón. The intention of Identidades is to bring a wide range of creations about the emotional elements and behaviours referring to identity, stereotypes, transexuality, gender etc., we have to deal with in each of the moments of our personal development.

Videoart exhibition
Ramón Guimaraes present the Dialogue video (2008): a metaphor about love and end of love, misunderstandings and interdependence, which plays with the relations of power that constitute most of our sentimental and social experiences.

Ramon Guimaraes Dialogue

Dialogue will be shown as a part of the videocreation exhibition held during the event, from december 19th to january 15th with artists such as Cui Xiuwen, Maria Das Dores or Mariokissme:

- Dani Marti (UK / Australia) Andrea greeted by a pu smile, Under the recining Buddha.
- Blanca Prendes (Spain) En blanco.
- Cui Xiuwen (China), Sanjie.
- Sheng Li& Ji Sheng Li (China).
- Alicia Jiménez (Spain)
- Maria Das Dores (France), Falta
- Rubén Santiago (Spain), Dalí.
- Mariokissme (Spain) Spain Needs a Homo Sexual Monu Mentoo

Maria Das Dores
Maria Das Dores, Falta, video, 2008

Mariokissme, Spain Needs A Homo Sexual Monu Mentoo, video-performance, 2008

Performances festival
Ramón presents also with Mariokissme usuarios2, an action conceived for the performances special night organized at LABoral for the Identidades project. David Oca (Soy), Dominique Sánchez Blanco (Mira como me pongo) or Franco de Toledo (Fashion emergency 2) also present their own performance.

Where: LABoral Art Center, Sala Artagal, Gijón
When: Performances, december 19th&20th When: Videos exhibitions from december 19th to december 15th.

Ramón Guimaraes'work are presented on the homesession webpage.

Ramón Guimaraes' performance for Espace Ample's 5th anniversary - 27/11

Espace Ample opens a complete retrospective exhitibion after 5 years presenting projects and exhitions with chinese and asian contemporary artists as well as emerging spanish and international artists.

The MADE IN CHINA exhibition highlights these experimentations through a selection of essential art works from projects such as Cartoon Generation, Transfashionlab, Barcelona-París-Pekín, Zhù Yì or Proyecto Género for example.

The opening of the exhibition is planned to be a very special event, with 3 performances:

- Christian Escribà has conceived the opening performance
- Ramón Guimaraes presents his Vernissage performance
- Mariokissme will also present a special action


Where: Espace Ample, Barcelona
When: November 27th, 20h