Tate Modern Performance

BMW Tate Live: Performance Room – Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa Illusion of Matter

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Incremental Arquitecture 2015

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Incremental Arquitecture 2015

© the artist

Explore themes of loss, identity and displacement in this live performance

Using theatre, drawing, literature and sculpture, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s  work conjures live and sculptural representations.

For this new commission Ramírez-Figueroa further explores the Guatemalan civil war (1960–96), a recurring subject in his work, which although often softened by an absurd and humorous approach, fails to conceal the force of history that precedes it.

Ramírez-Figueroa has participated in various solo and group exhibitions including Rendez-Vous at the 13th Lyon Biennale (2015), A Chronicle of Interventions at Tate Modern (2014), Burning Down the House, the 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014). He is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Franklin Furnace award and an Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship, and recently won the 2015 ARCO Region of Madrid Award for Young Artists. He lives and works in Guatemala City.

Watch live online and join in the conversation at #performanceroom

This project is in collaboration with Gasworks, London where Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa will have a solo exhibition from 26 November 2015 – 7 February 2016.

Streamed live across the world

Performance Room is a series of performances streamed live across the world via Tate’s website and YouTube Channel. Tune in on Thursday nights at 20:00 (GMT) from 19 November – 10 December and see performances by Mary Reid Kelley, Otobong Nkanga, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa and Michael Smith streamed live to you.

The global online audience is invited to join the online performance space via YouTube, and encouraged to chat with other viewers via social media channels during the performance and to put questions to the artist or curator for the live Q&A following the performance.

Each performance is then archived and available to view online after the event. Watch Performance Room 2012, Performance Room 2013, or Performance Room 2014.

Join in the conversation at #PerformanceRoom

Commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), CAC Vilnius, KW (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK & M, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London; as part of BMW Tate Live). Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

3 December 2015 at 20.00–21.00

In partnership with


With thanks to

Corpus co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union