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EMPAC Video Archive

In Conversation: Ileana Ramírez Romero

This talk by Tráfico Visual director Ileana Ramírez on the contemporary Venezuelan cultural scene was convened by curator Vic Brooks and presented at EMPAC on November 12, 2019.

In 2009, Ramírez founded Tráfico Visual, a digital platform for contemporary art. The platform is dedicated to the dissemination of content linked to contemporary art and the Venezuelan and Latin American cultural scene. Tráfico Visual participated in El Revés de la Trama, 45th Salón Nacional de Artistas, Bogotá in fall 2019 and is a contributor to Publishing Against the Grain, a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI). As Director of Programs (2017-19) at Fundación Cisneros in Caracas, Ramírez directed the Fundación Cisneros Seminar that was held in Caracas, Venezuela and was created in 2011 to encourage the multidisciplinary study of culture and modern and contemporary art in Latin America. The seventh edition Disruptions: Dilemmas Regarding the Image in Contemporaneity was conceptualized and presented by Ramírez in 2018. She has also promoted educational projects and initiatives such as the artists residency program in Caracas and the Art in Context talks series.