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Sandra Ramos

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Sandra_ramos

Birthplace
Habana

Birth year
1969

Lives in
Habana

Works in
Habana

Website

Schools
Higher Instiute of Arts, Habana, Cuba, 1989, Printi

Representing galleries
C5 Colleccion.Spain/ Fraser Gallery, Washington/ Promo-ArteGallery, Tokio.

Tags
video-art, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, print, conceptual, photography, digital

Statement

For me, making art is a way of communication with all human being and with the future.Through my work I try to express my relation with the political and social  contemporary context. My work is also a reflection about the specific reality of my country.  I use diversity media, according to the variety of significance of each work. I usually made, engravings, installations. and photography . From 1993,  I developed a series of painted suitcases. They tried to make a compilation of the experiences, dreams, deceptions and illusions of Cuban people that emigrate from their country.

Others sculptures and installations deal with the imaginary representation of and aquatic world. In them, I use new materials like glass, mirrors, aquariums, water, life fishes, snails, sand, etc. to create a kind of artificial Water World defined by the impossibility of change human destiny.

On my latest Installation series I try to articulate a visual dialogue that expresses the arbitrariness of thoughts, images, perceptions, contrasts and uncertainties that we find in our daily life in the contemporary world.

The actual development of the communication media propitiates a more and more progressive speed of the physical (meter, train, airplane) and virtual (internet, tv, cell) displacements infusing to a contemporary man's life a dynamics that transcends the perception of the time and space settled down during the previous centuries, enlarging and litheness also the relationships among these two concepts. Those communication channels are also affected by an aleatory order where the entropy (quantity of "noise" or "disorder" that it contains or it liberates a system of information) points out us that a theoretical limit exists for the compression and assimilation of data.

To express these ideas in a visual work, I use my personal and social memory. Documented through the video and the photograph, taking advantage of the kaleidoscopic deformation of the images and their instantaneous speed of perception (Entropidoscopios. Video Installation.2009), exalting the opposition among materials, images and concepts like that of wealth and poverty, development, underdevelopment, abundance, scarcity (The dream of the reason. Video Installation.2009) and by  play with perceptions as time-space, near and far, here and there, past and present (Parallel Roads. Installation.2009)

My work also settles a dialogue among private and the public, personal and collective. The viewer that invades the intimate space of my mind, also participates of many of these experiences and memoirs that you/they correspond to a scathing one contextual shared.

Curriculum

-Receive recognitions as: The National Culture Prize of Cuba; The National Prize of Engraving, Cuba. La Joven Estampa Latín-American Prize. Casa De las Americas, Cuba.

-Residences in The Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Helen Frankenthaler Cottage. Norwalk. Mattress Factory, Pittsburg. Fuchu Art Museum. Tokyo.  Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown; Barbican Center in London; Civitella Ranieri Foundation Italy.

-Personal exhibitions in: Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, La Barbera. Contemporary Art Center. La Vila Joiosa. Alicante, C5 Gallery at Santiago de Compostela, Fraser Gallery Washington, Pan American Art Gallery Dallas; Fuchu Art Museum Tokyo; Casas Reignier Gallery. Miami;  Casa de las Americas Havana; Promoarte Gallery Tokyo and Nina Menocal Gallery in Mexico DF.

-Collective shows in:  The Grolier Club New York. X Havana Biennale. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  ASU, Art Museum.  National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana.  Aquitania Museum, Burdeaux. Boston University Art Gallery.Contemporary Art Museum (USF),Tampa.MOLAA, Long Beach. TBA21,Vienna. Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland. Mattress Factory, Pittsburg. 

-Work  in public and private collections among them: Arizona State University Museum .The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. MOMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana. Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Florida; Lehigh University Museum, Philadelphia. Ludwig Forum fur Kunst, Aachen. Fuchu Art Museum in Tokyo. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary,TBA21, Vienna.

Recent Exhibits

Sandra Ramos participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2014 Bridging the Past, Present, and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos
American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center
 
Jul, 2014 Sandra Ramos Lorenzo: Dreaming Ithaca…
ACA. Atlantic Center for The Arts. Downtown, alt_space Gallery

 
Jun, 2014 Hot Off the Press!
Pan American Art Projects
 
Mar, 2014 A Book Between Two Stools
Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation
 
Dec, 2013 Transitory Identities - Sandra Ramos. Recent work.
TUB Gallery. Miami
 
Jul, 2013 Cuban Printmakers
Childs Gallery
 
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