Sandra Ramos (b. 1969) is a Cuban contemporary painter, printmaker, collagist and installation artist who explores nationality, gender and identity in her work. She is best known for works featuring her character Ariadne, who is composed of a self-portrait and an appropriated portion of an illustration from Alice in Wonderland. Ramos currently lives in Miami, and serves as an artist in residence at Bakehouse Art Complex and a contracted exhibition artist at The Fountainhead. She is also a renowned curator in Cuba, and won a national award for her curatorial work on the exhibition Le Huella Múltiple (Multiple Fingerprint) in 2003, from the Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticas (CNAP) in Havana.
Spotlight: Cuban ArtJosé Ángel Vincench & Ibrahim Miranda June 5, 2021International awareness of the persecution of Cuban artists has ebbed and flowed for decades. The latest chapter of this story was the momentous, globally-backed release of 33-year-old Cuban dissident Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara this week. An opinion columnist at the Wall Street Journal analyzed his release, noting America’s romanticized interested in Fidel Castro’s regime that obscured years of silent struggle: 'Intellectuals have long celebrated the revolutionary chic of Fidel Castro because he was anti-American. Never mind that Cuba violently suppresses thought and creativity....The despots’ playbook for six decades has been...