Björkholmen Gallery

Paul Ramirez Jonas

Born 1965 in Pomona California, Raised in Pegucigalpa, Honduras
Lives and works in New York

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 1987-1989, Master in Fine Arts, Painting
Brown University, Providence, RI 1983-1987, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Honors


Aggregate, Koenig & Clinton, New York, NY
Assembleia, Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Witness My Hand, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY

Publicar, Pinacoteca Do Estado, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY

Key to the City, Creative Time, Times Square, New York, NY
Dictar y Recordar, Lamanchadetomate, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

National Maritime Museum Greenwich, London, England

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Taylor Square, a permanent public park for the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts

HEAVIER THAN AIR, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England; Cornerhouse, Manchester, England

Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NOT THE NEW, NOT THE OLD, BUT THE NECESSARY, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania
Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Postmasters Gallery, NY, New York

Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
Postmasters Gallery, NY, New York

Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

HEAVIER THAN AIR, Postmasters Gallery, NY, New York
HEAVIER THAN AIR, White Cube, London, England

Jack Tilton Gallery (Project Room), NY, New York

WHIRLGIG, White Columns, NY, New York


ReModel 2: Expanding the Dialogue, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Shine a Light 2013, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Chasing Horizons, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Now Here is also Nowhere, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Swap Meet: Artpace and the Dikeou Collection, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Twenty Years After, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Particles, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium
Because Dreaming is Best Done in Public: Creative Time in Public Spaces, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, New York, NY
El Panal/The Hive, Trienal Poli/Grafica de San Juan: America Latina y el Caribe, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Espanola, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Los Impoliticos, Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Red, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Cabinet, New York, NY; Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
Barely There (Part II), Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

A Modular Framework/Un Marco Modular, Centro Cultural de Espana el Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
Landscape as an Attitude, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY
(to) give time to time, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, South Australia
Art on Speed, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
Exterritory, ex-territorial waters off the coasts of Lebanon, Cypress, Turkey, among other countries
Substitute Teacher, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Cage Mix: Sculpture & Sound, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
Summer Studio, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
What?s Left: Artworks made by a Public, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY
Between, Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

Fare Mondi/Hacer Mundos, Pabellon de America Latina, 53rd Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Grito e Escuta, 7th Bienal do Mercosul , Porto Alegre, Brazil
The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Urban Stories, The Xth Baltic Triennale, Vilnius, Lithuania
Free as Air and Water, 41 Cooper Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Los impoliticos, PAN | Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy

28a. Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
(In)visible Geographies: Contemporary Art in Latin America From the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Centro Cultural
Eduardo Leon Jimenes, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Democracy in America Convergence Center, Creative Time, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
41 Salon de Artistas, Cali, Colombia
You & Me, Sometimes?, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

2007 Sleeping and Dreaming, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany; Wellcome Trust, London, UK.

CULTURAL CONTAMINATION, Centro Cultural Español, Coral Gables, Florida
UNTIL THEN, THEN, Western Front Exhibitions, Vancouver, Canada
Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, China

INSITE 05, San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico
THE PLAIN OF HEAVEN, Creative Time, New York
MARKING TIME, MOVING IMAGES, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida

Art in the Office, The Global Consulting Group, NY, New York
THE SNEEZE 80 X 80, Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens, Greece

24/7, Siolaikinio meno centras/Contemporary art center, Vilnius, Lithuania
THE SQUARE SHOW, Bloomberg Space, London, England
THE PAPER SCULPTURE SHOW, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York; DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas;
CULTURAL TERRITORIES INTERNATIONAL, Gallery for Contemporary Art Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More... On Collecting, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia/ Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio/ Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts/ John Michael Kohler
Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin/ Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

GLOBE>MIAMI>ISLAND, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida
EVERY DAY, IN THE PUBLIC REALM, project installed at 5 different locations, Public Art Fund, NY, New York
Special Projects, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
A WORK IN PROGRESS, New Museum, NY, New York

Media_City Seoul 2000, Seoul Biennial at Seoul Metropolitan Museum
WÅNAS 2000, Wånas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden
IDEAL HOUSE, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela; Apex, NY, New York (2001)
The End, Exit Art, NY, New York


Adolphs, Volker, and Philip Norten, eds. Going Staying - Movement, Body, Space in Contemporary Art. Bonn: Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2007.
Antelo-Suárez, Sandra, and Tager, Alisa, eds. Space of Time. Contemporary Art of the Americas. New York: The Americas Society, 1993.
Antelo-Suárez, Sandra. Detour. New York: International House, 1992.
Araeen, Rasheed, Eri Camara, and others, eds. Africus: Johannesburg Biennale. Johannesburg, South Africa: Transitional Metropolitan Council, 1995.
Cameron, Dan. Threshold. Oporto, Portugal: Fundação de Serralves, 1995.
Curiger, Bice. Signs and Wonders. Zurich, Switzerland: Kunsthaus, 1995.
Fortes, Marcia. NYSP. São Paulo, Brazil: Galeria Camargo Vilaça, 1994.
Luard, Honey, ed. with an essay by Liam Gillick. White Cube. Vol. 1-2. Germany: Steidl Publishers, 2002.
Malasauskas, Raimundas, Kestutis Kuizinas, and others, eds. 24/7 Newspaper. Vilnius, Lithuania: Center for Contemporary Art, 2003.
McParland, Brenda. Projects: Ceal Floyer, Ellen Gallagher, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gillian Wearing, Yukinori Yanagi. Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 1997.
Millar, Jeremy and Barbara London, eds. Media City Seoul 2000. Seoul, Korea: The Organizing Committee, 2000.
Peterman, Dan. Improvements? On the Ordinary. Chicago: Randolph Street Gallery, 1991.
Richard, Frances, Mary Ceruti, and others, eds. The Paper Sculpture Book. New York: Independent Curators International, 2003.
Schwarz, Michiel, Jeremy Millar, and others, eds. Speed: Visions of an Accelerated Age. London: Photographers’ Gallery; Trustees of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1998.
Weibel, Peter, ed. Inklusion: Exclusion. Graz: Steirischer herbst 96, 1997.
Wachtmeister, Marika, ed. Konsten på Wånas. Sweden: Byggförlaget, 2001.


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Aukeman, Anastasia. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” ARTnews (May 1994): 159-160
Birnbaum, Daniel. “A conversation between Daniel Birnbaum and Paul Ramírez Jonas,” TRANS>media.arts.culture, no. 7 (2000): 180-184
Burger, Laurel. “Ten Artists to Watch Worldwide,” ARTnews (January 1995): 146
Canning, S.M. “New York Reviews,” The New Art Examiner (February 1994): 35
Commandeur, Ingrid. “Pause and Play,” Tubelight, no. 12 (December 2002–January 2001): 6-7
Cotter, Holland. “Fresh,” The New York Times, 19 January 2001, 42(E)
Faust, Gretchen. “New York Reviews,” ARTS Magazine (February 1992): 86-87
Gookin, Kirby. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” ArtForum (March 1998): 103
Hagen, Charles. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” New York Times, 4 February 1994, 21(C)
Harper, Paula. “Report in Miami,” Art in America (June 2002): 70
Hubbard, Sue. “Speed,” Time Out, UK (September 1998)
Iannacci, Anthony. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” Das Kunst-Bulletin (May 1995): 6
Johnson, Ken. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” The New York Times, 7 February 2003
Johnson, Ken. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” The New York Times, 31, October 1997
Landi, Ann. “Making Progress,” ARTnews (June 2001): 122-124
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Levin, Kim. “Choices,” The Village Voice, 5-11 February 2003, 68
Levin, Kim. “Choices,” The Village Voice, 2 February 1994
Levin, Kim. “Choices,” The Village Voice, 23 March 1993
Levin, Kim. “Choices,” The Village Voice, 8 January 1991
Levin, Kim. “Choices,” The Village Voice, 3 December 1991, 74
Mahoney, Robert. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” Time Out, NY, 28 February–6 March 1996, 26
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Melrod, George. “New York Reviews,” Sculpture (May 1994): 68
Myoda, Paul. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” Frieze (May 1996): 76
Ostrow, Paul. “Artists on Artists: Saul Ostrow on Paul Ramírez Jonas,” Bomb, no. 92 (Summer 2005): 14-15
Ostrower, Jessica. “Paul Ramírez Jonas at LFL,” Art in America (June 2003): 119
Rivera, Natalie. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” Zing (Winter 1998)
Schwabsky, Barry, “New York Reviews,” Art Forum (May 1994): 102-103
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review,” The New York Times 6 December 1991, 32©
Smith, Roberta. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” New York Times, 1 March 1996, 20(C)
Taylor, Simon. “Paul Ramírez Jonas at Postmasters,” Art in America (June 1994): 100
Tobier, Nicholas. “New York Review - Paul Ramírez Jonas,” Juliet Magazine (June 1994)
van de Walle, Mark. “Paul Ramírez Jonas,” ArtForum (Summer 1996): 111
Volk, Gregory. “Paul Ramírez Jonas, Ricci Albenda,” Zing Magazine, no. 3 (Autumn 1996-Winter 1997): 222-224
Volk, Gregory. “The Wanås Foundation, Patronage & Partnership,” Sculpture Magazine (January 2001)
Weiner, Emily. “Makeshift Steps for Mankind. Transmissions from Paul Ramírez Jonas.” Museo, no. 6 (2003).
“The Square Show,” Time Out, London, 3-10 September 2003