Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall 2018 Daniel Lind Ramos
Loíza, Puerto Rico
Residency awarded through partnership with AFRICA'SOUT!
A painter and sculptor, Daniel Lind Ramos obtained a Bachelor Degree of Art at Universidad de Puerto Rico in 1975. In 1980, he earned his MFA from New York University. In 1989, he was the first artist to be awarded the Fundación Arana Scholarship, which allowed him to study that year in Paris, France, where he attended Antonio Seguí’s Studio at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Throughout his career, his work has been worthy of several awards and commendations such as, First Prize at the Salon International Val D’or at Hyères in the South of France (1990), the Delegation Prize at the Salón Internacional de Plástica Latina at Meillant, France (2000) and in 2010, an invitation to the World Festival of Black Culture and Arts in Dakar, Senegal, Africa. Piña de oro at the Second Gran Bienal Tropical (2016) at Piñones, Puerto Rico. In 2002, he was selected for a Public Art Project to develop a series of five sculptures in the town of Loíza, Puerto Rico, in homage to Santiago Apostol afro festivities. Currently, he is a Senior Professor at Universidad de Puerto Rico’s Recinto de Humacao, Puerto Rico. Lind Ramos has participated in both solo and group exhibits in countries such as Africa, Haiti, France, Dominican Republic, United States and Puerto Rico.
"In my assemblages and charcoal drawings on canvas, praising community achievements is not the only cheerful way to insert and be in tune with certain parallel global contemporary art expressions, which propose the local and the differentiated as primary sources of inspiration and content. It is also a way of visualizing, through symbols, specific experiences that, in many cases, are discarded by agendas institutionalized by the political, economic and religious interests from the current cultural dirigisme. Honoring traditional communities through the presentation of the material remnants that represent them, is to value the contribution of micro-history and at the same time suggest the autobiographical as a fundamental part of the strategies of an expressive program (plan) that tries to create, from the particular and specific, an aesthetic which, like an inclusive and all-embracing mass, reflects, from the polysemic readings of its meanings, all of humanity".
- Daniel Lind Ramos, 2013
Huracán de Julio, c.2015, assemblage, dimensions variable
Figura de Poder, 2017, assemblage, 9 feet x 60 x 47 inches
El Viejo Contratista (Figura de poder), C. 2016, installation, dimensions variable
Sagrario de la Masa, 2013, assemblage, mixed media, 126 x 60 x 60 inches
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