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.


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

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

   bedtime stories (IG: @theCriticalInquiryLAB)

    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

    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

    Moveables, SAIC Neiman Center - Chicago


    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