Born in El Salvador in 1978, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo attended the Ontario College of Art and Design and obtained his MFA degree from Concordia University in 2007. He has participated in various group exhibitions across Canada and internationally in venues such as The Print Center in New York, Galerie Kuma in Berlin, La Casa de Las Americas National Gallery in Cuba and most recently the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Ramirez Castillo is the recipient of numerous production and travel grants from the Canada Arts Council, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, including subsidies from The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and most recently from the prestigious Pollock- Krasner Foundation in The United States. His work is part of many prestigious Canadian private collections.

Artist CV



2007 MFA, Concordia University.

2001 Ontario College of Art and Design.




2011    Push Gallery. “mad soldiers.” Montreal, Canada.

2011   Southern Alberta Art Gallery. “Mad soldiers”, Lethbridge, Canada.

2010   Gallery 101. “Bestiaries”, Ottawa, Canada.

2009   Gallery Push. “Bestiaries”, Montreal, Canada.

2009    Stride Gallery + 15 window project. “Carnivalissimo drawings.” Calgary, Canada.

2008    FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, “Carnivalissimo drawings.” Montreal, Canada.

2008   Centre Clark. “Legends, Myths and Icons, Montreal, Canada.

2003    A Space Windows. Toronto, Canada.





Mclaren Art Center. (tba) Barrie, Canada.

MAI. “Personal Mythologies.” Marigold Santos & Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Montreal, Canada.

PAPIER 12, AGAC, Yves Laroche Galerie d’art, Montreal, QC, Canada


Artlexis. “Dead Cat Bounce” New York, U.S.A

Maison de la Culture Frontenac. “La peinture dans la peau”, Montreal, Canada.

Maison de la Culture Villeray-Parc Extension. “Territoire Autonomes” Montreal, Canada.

Trajector Art Fair. Represented by Kuma Galerie. Brussels. Belgium.

Maison de La Culture Cote-des-Neiges. “Les objets secrets de l’atelier” Montreal, Canada.

Papier 2010, Foire d’art contemporain. Headbones Gallery. Montreal, Canada.

Headbones Gallery. “Pulled”, Toronto, Canada.

Headbones Gallery. “Neobeast”, Toronto, Canada.

Kentler International Drawing Space. “War and Peace”. New York. USA

Kuma Galerie. Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo & markus Merkle. Berlin, Germany.



IDB cultural Center. “Being Here” Canada. Washington D.C. U.S.A.

Galeria Animal. “Pilgrimage of Wanderers” Santiago de Chile, Chile

Toronto International Art Fair. Toronto, Canada.

Definitely Superior Art Gallery. “Neopriests”, Thunder Bay, Canada.

Bridge Art Fair. Headbones Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

Headbones gallery. “NeoPriests”, Toronto, Canada.

Galerie Pangee, “En Masse”, Montreal, Canada



A Space Gallery. “Pilgrimage of Wanderers”, Toronto, Canada.

International Print Center New York, “New Prints 2008”, New York. U.S.A. (juried)

Art Now Fair. Headbones Gallery. Miami Beach, U.S.A.

Papier 2008, Galerie St. Ambroise, Montreal, Canada.

Galerie Espace Robert Poulin. “Cent Papiers”, Montreal, Canada.

Toronto International Art Fair. Headbones Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

Randall Bryan Gallery. “New Prints 2008”, Conway. U.S.A. (juried)

La Maison de la culture Cote-des-Neiges. “Ojos del Huracan’’, Montreal, Canada.

Art Mur. Art Matters Festival. “Imaginary Space”. Montreal. Canada.

Headbones Gallery, “Work’n it”, Toronto, Canada.

The Print Studio. “Les silences dans la forêt” , MFA group exhibition. Hamilton, Canada.



Beyond/in Western New York Biennial, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, U.S.A (juried)

Toronto International Art Fair. Headbones Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

Limner Gallery. “Strange figurations”, New York, U.S.A. (juried)

Atelier Circulare Gallery. “Les silences dans la forêt” , Montreal, Canada.

The 8th Annual Drawing Exhibition. John B Aird gallery. Toronto, Canada. (juried)



The 5th Egyptian International Print Triennale. Travelling exhibitions in Cairo and Alexandria. Egypt. (juried)

La Maison de la Culture Villeray-Parc Extension. “Voir grand” 3e Biennale d’estampes grand format. Montreal, Canada. (juried)

Thinking through silence.” Installation project in collaboration with Concordia’s MFA students. Montreal, Canada.

Headbones Gallery. “Independent curator’s picks”. Toronto, Canada