Painters & Sculptors Program 2019 Daniel Lind-Ramos

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Daniel Lind-Ramos

Loíza, Puerto Rico

Daniel Lind-Ramos is a painter and assemblage sculptor who was born in Loíza, Puerto Rico. He received a BA from the University of Puerto Rico, an MA from New York University, and also studied in Antonio Segui's Studio in the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (1989). He is a Senior Professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Campus. His work has been shown at the exhibition Puerto Rico Plural: Art Museum of Puerto Rico (2019), the Whitney Museum Biennial (2019) in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, 3rd World Festival of the Black Arts (Dakar, Senegal), Kenkeleba Gallery (New York), Puerto Rican Museum of Art, Latin-American Museum of Art (Long Beach, California), Museo del Barrio (New York), Valparaíso Biennial (Chile), Santo Domingo Biennial (Dominican Republic), Grand Palais (Paris, France), and Pantheon Museum of Art, Haití, among others.

To pay tribute to traditional Afro-descendant communities through the presentation of the materials and practices that represent them is to evaluate their contribution to history and, at the same time, suggest a fundamental part of the strategies of an expressive program that tries to create, from the particular and specific, an aesthetic which, like an inclusive and totalizing mass, reflects from the polysomic of its meanings humanity as a whole.”

  • María, María, 2019, wood, beads, coconuts, blue FEMA tarp, 60 x 70 x 30 inches

  • Vencedor (1797) (Victorius: 1797), 2017–2018, burlap, textils, palm tree trunks 4 counts (basin for necklas), ropes, plastic bags, baseball globe, coconut, old iron seat, builder's tools, making tape, shovel, machete, small round mirror, ribbons, pins, wire, 67 x 70 x 33 inches

  • Figura de CANGREJOS (Figure from Crabland), 2018, palm tree, strings, ropes, coconut, grater, water container, chair, burlap, wood, glass, pan, cooking pot, 7 x 4 x 4 feet

  • Afro-dita, 2018, burlap, ropes, palm tree trunks, iron panel for cooking (burén), steel bars, wood, cauldrons, textils, coconut chopper, 96 x 34 x 47 inches

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.