Aldo E. Ramos
Aldo Ramos (born 1986, Mexico) lives and works in Amsterdam. Determined to strengthen the protection of life, his work has emerged in the interdisciplinary space of art, ecology and social practice. After leaving behind his life and profession as a lawyer and relocating to the Netherlands in 2010, Ramos has established a connection with other people who share similar experiences, different stories but the same struggle. People who aspire to construct alternatives to the current oppressive system. Since their first encounter in Colombia 2017, Ramos works together with Arhuacan and other communities of Abya Yala who are considered living seeds of hope in other possible worlds. These communities have barely been acknowledged but have never been absent. Instead they are firmly in defense of life in its diversity – resisting the oppression, massive destruction and genocide by the current system. Ramos is using art as a platform to promote a pluriversal rather than universal reality.