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Her work illustrates her views of the political and social contemporary context in her country and worldwide. Ramos takes elements and recognizable characters from political cartoons to comment humorously about a very dared reality. Although it is an autobiographical work in many ways, it relates to a generational position, provoking dialogue among private and public, personal and collective memories.

Born Havana, Cuba 1969. Currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.

Sandra Ramos was born in Havana, Cuba. She was educated at the Elemental School of Visual Arts 20 de Octubre, at the San Alejandro Academy and at the Higher Art Institute (ISA); all in Havana, Cuba.

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Through my work I try to express the significance of the world to which I belong. My work is a reflection about the specific reality of my country. Usually I use the self-portrait as ways to meditate about the fact of belonging to and island where the collective history and the personal destine are in very tight relation. Thus the fundamental motif of my work is the daily recovery of and individual and social memory tied to everyday overcoming of difficulties. Also my work is highly bound whit lost utopian feelings and frustration of the socialism-emancipating ideal, which are states of minds very characteristics of the actual society.

 

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Ramos work can be found as part of the collection of prestigious museums and institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, Mass.; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; National Royal Museum of Art, Ontario, Canada; Arizona State University Museum, Arizona; Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner, Bad Steben, Germany; Lehigh University Museum, Penn University, Philadelphia; Civitella Ranieri Foundation,Italy; Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and Ludwig Forum fur Kunst, Aachen, Germany.

 

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