Cage Match Project, Round 6:  were friends/foes now foes/friends

by Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez



Cage Match Project is pleased to announce Round VI: were friends/foes now foes/friends by artist Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez. For her installation, Ramirez has carefully selected and employed materials to confront the inconsistency of narratives in our cultural history that uphold the suppression of knowledge relating to Central American conflicts. Stemming from the language of photography, Round VI: were friends/foes now foes/friends isolates color and light to materialize images that illustrate the fragility of history and how it is passed on or disseminated across time. In all, Ramirez’s installation confronts participation and the physicality of lingering presence to speak about the sifting of history–the ghosts of memories left from Central American conflicts.

You can judge the moral fiber of a political regime…. by the degree of danger they consent to.

– Roque Dalton (Salvadoran Poet)     

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez is a Salvadoran-American artist from Prince George’s County, Maryland. She received her BFA at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work is based on notions of memory, personal and historical amnesia that trace the veins of the Central American diaspora. She currently works and lives near Austin, Texas.