Como artista me siento dichosa de poder desarrollar mi propio lenguaje para comunicar de una manera mas esencial e intuitiva aspectos de la humanidad que son difíciles de expresar en otras disciplinas. Mi obra es un diario de vida, una compilación visual de pensamientos, experiencias, y sensaciones, estrechamente relacionados a un contexto vital colectivo y a reﬂexiones acerca de las maneras en que la individualidad contemporánea es inﬂuenciada por los avatares socio politicos y las manipulaciones históricas.
El arte es para mi al mismo tiempo libertad y compromiso, una fuerza que nos ayuda a vivir mas plenamente, a estar atentos ante nuestro mundo, transmitiendo nuestra experiencia y conocimiento a futuras generaciones.
As an artist I feel happy to be able to develop my own language to communicate in a more essential and intuitive way aspects of humanity that are diﬃcult to express in other disciplines. My work is therefore a kind of diary of life: a visual compilation of thoughts, experiences, and sensations, closely related to a collective life context and my concerns on how contemporary individuality is inﬂuenced by socio-political avatars and historical manipulations. Art is for me at the same time freedom and commitment, a force that helps us live more fully, to be attentive to our world and to transmit our experience and knowledge to future generations.
Ramos, Sandra, b. 1969
Through a compelling visual dialogue, Sandra Ramos has gained an international reputation by expressing her personal relationship regarding political and social realities in Cuba and around the world. In her work she uses a wide range of materials and techniques as engraving, painting, video and installation. References to familiar characters from literature, history and folklore are found in her art; she uses these wisely to make critical statements related to the context of her life & artwork. Ramos studied at the prestigious San Alejandro Art Academy and The Superior Institute of Art, (ISA) both in Havana. She has exhibited extensively for over
twenty years at venues that include: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Rubin
Museum of Art, NY; Kunsthalle Rostock; ASU Art Museum, Venice Biennial
Cuban Pavilion; Havana Biennial; Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana; The Jewish Museum, NY; American University Museum, Washington; MOMA, NY; Bronx
Museum, NY; Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Thyssen-
Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska;
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London; Ringling Museum, Tampa, FL; Fuchu Museum, Tokyo. Accola Griefen Gallery, NY; Childs Gallery, Boston; Nina
Menocal Gallery, Noire Gallery,Turin; Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana.etc
Her work is in the collections of the MOMA, NY; The MFA, Boston; The San
Diego Museum of Art; PAMM Museum, Miami; The Ludwig Forum für
Internationale Kunst, Aachen, The Pizzuti Collection; 21c Museum Hotel.
Collection, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary.TBA21.Vienna, among others worldwide. Sandra Ramos has been engraving professor at Higher Institute of Art in Havana. Cuba. She has given conferences and workshops in International Institutions as: ArtTable NY; PAMM Miami; Tucson Museum of Art; Concordia University,
Montreal; Barrick Museum Auditorium University of Las Vegas; SITE Santa Fe; National Gallery of Art in Washington; Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, México
DF; Sarah Lawrence College,NY; The CUNY, Binder Post Graduate Center NY;
Wake Forest University; George Mason University, The University of Havana; L'
Ecole deux Beaux Arts de Paris; Barbican Centre in London; The School of the
Fine Arts Museum in Boston; Lowe Art Museum Florida University; Fuchu Art Museum,Tokyo etc
Her works have been reviewed and reproduced rand in numerous books ,
catalogs and magazines worldwide