Sandra Ramos (b. 1969, Cuba) is a contemporary painter, printmaker, collagist and installation artist who explores nationality, gender and identity in her work. A central theme of the artist’s work is her painful experiences living in and parting with Cuba.
Ramos studied at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana and earned an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. She has been honored with various awards, including the Cuban National Cultural Award (1997) and the National Award for her curation of La Huella Múltiple (2003). Ramos has recently exhibited at The Schoolhouse Gallery (Massachusetts), the Havana Biennale, PROMO-ARTE (Tokyo) and the Arizona State University Museum. Her works are in the collections of prominent institutions, notably the Museum of Latin American Art (Los Angeles), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Miami Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts (Boston). The artist lives and works in Miami, Florida.
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...