Dr Lakra (Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez, born 1972, Mexico) is an artist and tattooist based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Apart from tattooing, his art involves embellishing found images and objects—for instance, dolls, old medical illustrations, and pictures in 1950s Mexican magazines—with macabre or tattoo-style designs.
He has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including Stolen Bike at the Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York, Los Dos Amigos at MACO in Mexico, Pin Up at Tate Modern and Pierced Hearts and True Love at The Drawing Center in New York.
He is the son of the graphic artist Francisco Toledo and Elisa Ramirez Castañeda, a well known Mexican anthropologist and poet. He is also the brother of Natalia Toledo (poet) and Laureana Toledo (artist).
In 2007, he co-produced the book Los Dos Amigos'with artist Abraham Cruzvillegas. In 2008 he participated in the "Goth: Reality of the Departed World" exhibition at the Yokohama Museum of Art, curated by Eriko Kimura.
Dr Lakra is represented by kurimanzutto, Mexico City and Kate MacGarry, London.
- 2012 Mexican Demons and Dancing Skeletons, Holstebro Art Museum, Denmark
- 2011 Dr Lakra, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO) Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
- 2011 Dr Lakra, Amparo Museum (museo Amparo), Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.
- 2010 Dr Lakra, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, MA
- 2009 Modern Ruins, Kate MacGarry
- 2009 Dr Lakra, kurimanzutto
- 2006 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry
- 2005 Los Dos Amigos, Dr. Lakra & Abraham Cruzvillegas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), Mexico
- 2003 Dr Lakra, Kate MacGarry, London
- 1998 Dr Lakra, Juárez 65, Mexico City, Mexico
- 1993 Dr Lakra, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin
- 1991 Dr Lakra, Café Primo, Berlin
- 1990 Dr Lakra, Galería Caracas, Berlin
- 1989 Dr Lakra, Galería El Juglar, Mexico City, Mexico
- Dr Lakra, review at BBC Collective
- Alumnos amagan con ´tomar´ la Universidad de Oaxaca, Jorge Octavio Ochoa, El Universal, 21 September 2006
- Biography of Dr. Lakra at Artspawn, Artspawn
- MoMA online catalogue
- Press release, hammer.ucla.edu Archived May 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Walker Art Center Annual Report 2005 - 2006.