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. Ramón has received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated from the Critical Inquiry Lab, a master's program at Design Academy Eindhoven. His thesis “Promiscuous Kinship” inquired biological reproduction at personal and levels, asking what are the socio-political reasons and consequences of having, desiring, or choosing not to have children?
   
        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.





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contact
ramon.jimenez.cardenas@gmail.com
www.r-j-c.me


education
2021 - MA at the critical inquiry lab, Design Academy Eindhoven
2018 - BFA in sculpture and designed objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


selected shows & projects

2021
    5th istanbul design biennial, Empathy Revisited: looking for stigmergy

2020
   bedtime stories (IG: @theCriticalInquiryLAB)

2019
    Vienna Biennale for Change: Brave New Virtues - Austria
    Salon ACME no. 7, Proyecto Publico Prim -CDMX
    Pabellón de Escaleras, Guadalajara 90210 - CDMX
    Jonald Dudd - New York
    Guiltless Plastic, Spazio Rossana Orlandi - Milan

2018 
    FAW, Human Residency, Museo Numismático Nacional -CDMX
    Big Link by YNGSPC, Standard Projects - Hortonville, WI
    Sight Unseen OFFSITE - New York
    whatnot collection: Potluck, Spazio Rossana Orlandi - Milan
    Spring Undergraduate Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries - Chicago

2017
    Moveables, SAIC Neiman Center - Chicago


press

2018 
    Inaugural issue, Collective Terrain
    these grappling hooks are designed to overcome president trump's border wall prototypes, design boom
    Five Talents to Watch from SAIC’s Ceramics Exhibition at Sight Unseen OFFSITE
    Disturbed Stream, SU - issue 2