Ramón Jiménez Cárdenas (b. Oaxaca, México) is an artist and researcher. His work centers around notions of fertility, toxicity, desire; and materializes how these contradict but also build each other. Ramon has received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is soon to graduate from the Critical Inquiry Lab, a master's program at Design Academy Eindhoven. His thesis “Promiscuous Kinship” inquired biological reproduction at a personal level, asking what are the socio-political reasons and consequences of having, desiring, or choosing not to have children?

    Ramón has worked in Chicago and participated in exhibitions in New York, Milan, and Mexico City. His work Mending Wall is currently on view at MAK Vienna as part of their Design Lab. The project is a series of eight grappling hooks, each designed to overcome one of the eight border-wall-prototypes placed in San Diego, CA. Since then, the wall sections have been destroyed, transforming each object into a memory of the political spectacle that propelled them into existence.