Diego Ramirez

Diego Ramirez is an artist, writer and arts worker. His writing features in A+a: Art and Australia, NECSUS, un Projects, Runway Journal, Critical Contemporary Culture Journal, Australian Book Review, The Article, Fragmented Magazine, *dumb brun(ette) and catalogue essays for various exhibitions. He is co-founder and co-editor of the discursive platform *dumb brun(ette), which published the booklet *dumb brun(ette) vol.1 for Bus Projects’ stall at the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair. He is represented by MARS Gallery.

Uncivil Optimism:

words and images in times of pestilence

By Diego Ramirez — 15 April, 2020

In 1531, the Nahua Juan Diego was rushing through the Tepeyac Hill of colonial Mexico to attend his uncle’s deathbed when a celestial vision emerged from the miasma: la Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe). Juan Diego felt frightened by the sight of this powerful divinity, and promptly explained the nature of his uncle’s…