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In her work, Sandra Ramos (b. Havana, Cuba, 1969) makes political and social comments on contemporary issues that are part of her reality, such as migration, social injustice, the environmental crisis and political corruption. Using a wide range of mediums that go from engraving to installation, she makes reference to familiar characters from universal literature, political cartoons, history and folklore.
Ramos graduated from San Alejandro Art Academy and the Higher Institute of Art, in Havana, Cuba. For over twenty-five years, she has exhibited and lectured extensively in venues such as: MOMA, The Jewish Museum, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York; The Walker Art Center, Minnesotta; The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; ASU Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Ringling Museum, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, and Lowe Art Museum, Florida; American University Museum, and National Gallery of Art, Washington; SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Connecticut; the Havana Biennial, and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; the Venice Biennial, Italy; Ecole deux Beaux Arts de Paris, France; Fuchu Museum, Tokyo; Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art, Vienna; Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; The Fine Arts Museum, Mexico; The Barbican Center and White Chappell Gallery, London, UK; and Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany.
Her work is included in important international collections including: MOMA, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The San Diego Museum of Art, California; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Florida; The National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; The Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany; Thyssen- Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo; among others.
Sandra Ramos has been a teacher at the Higher Institute of Arts, Havana. She has curated several exhibitions in Cuba and abroad.
My work is a reflection about history and about the present, functioning as a daily gathering of individual and social memories. It reflects the lost utopian feelings and frustration of the socialist, emancipating ideals in today’s society. – Sandra Ramos
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