Luis Sánchez Ramírez Artist
Luis Sánchez Ramírez was born in Mexico City where he studied Latin American Studies at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for three years before moving to the US. In Wisconsin he studied photography at Madison Area Technical College. He then decided to explore his ideas through the moving image so he moved to Chicago to study at The School of the Art Institute where he earned a BFA with an emphasis in film. He earned a Masters Degree with an emphasis in the Moving Image from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today his works reflect his interest in cross-cultural issues, trans- boundary issues, alienation, and xenophobia. His work has been featured internationally at CNEX Documentary Film Festival, (Taiwan), Estación Tijuana, (Tijuana, Mexico) and Subvision Festival for International Contemporary Art, (Hamburg, Germany). In 2007 his short film “Allá te Alcanzo (I’ll See You There)” won the “Made in Chicago Award” at the Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF). He is the recipient of UIC’s Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Award and The Provost Award. He received an Artmatters Award.
His work has been shown in places like Subvision Festival for International Contemporary Art, (2009) (Hamburg, Germany). Estación Tijuana, (2009) (Tijuana, Mexico) and CNEX Film Festival (Taiwan). He has taught at DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago.