EDUCATION: Humanities, Universidad Centroamericana, Managua.
Architecture, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Synopsis: Film maker, writer and painter. Ramiro Lacayo Deshon has published numerous articles, short stories and poems in various literature magazines. Among his most famous written works: Tejedor de Vientos (novel, 2012); Asi en la Tierra (novel, 2009); Nadie de Importancia (short story, 1984).
FILMS: El Corredor de Escombros (short film, 2013), Sonata Inconclusa a Julio Cabrales (short film, 2011); El Espectro de la Guerra (feature film, 1989); El Centerfielder (short film, 1985); Mas Claro No Canta un Gallo (short documentary film, 1982); Bananeras (short documentary film, 1981), Del Aguila al Dragon (short documentary film, 1981).
Lacayo served as the Director of The Nicaraguan Film Institute (INCINE) in the 1980’s and was a founding member of the New Latin American Cinema Foundation obtaining great recognition in numerous international film festivals. He was honored with The Ruben Dario Cultural Order and obtained an honorary mention for Outstanding Citizen of Managua from the Nicaraguan Commission in 2000. As a painter, Lacayo always identified with abstract expressionism. His approach to painting has always been an intimate act done alongside with his other creative activities. During the 1990’s, Lacayo worked in total privacy perfectioning his trade. The strong influence of the New York School Movement of the 1940’s and 1950’s inspired him to paint from scratch and with fresher eyes. In 2000, he decided to bring his paintings out of the studio in a series of national and international exhibitions.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: The Americas Collection, Coral Gables, FL., U.S.A.; Codice Art Gallery, Managua, Nicaragua; Pleiades Gallery, Managua, Nicaragua; Añil Gallery, Managua, Nicaragua; Efren Medina Gallery, Managua, Nicaragua; Indigo Gallery, Lima, Peru; Ruben Dario National Theater, Managua, Nicaragua; The Hispanic-Nicaraguan Cultural Institute, Managua, Nicaragua; and The Ortiz-Gurdian Foundation Art Museums, Managua and Leon, Nicaragua; Honduras Origins Gallery, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; The Cultural Center Site, Antigua, Guatemala; The Art Museum of El Salvador (MARTE), San Salvador, El Salvador; Opera Gallery, New York, U.S.A.; Mayor’s Office in Copenhagen, Denmark; Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
His works have been auctioned in Sotherby’s New York.