Sandra Ramos (she/her), born in 1969 in Havana, Cuba, lives and works in Miami. Ramos produces animations, etchings, and multimedia-immersive installations that lead to a proactive self-awareness, favoring tolerance and justice. Her work exposes how dysfunctional power interactions produce negative narratives that affect identity, nationality, gender, and race conflicts. She connects these concerns with history and social practices using characters from art, literature, and political cartoons.
In 1993, Ramos started to show internationally after graduating from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. In 2014 Ramos moved to the U.S. In 2021 she obtained a Master in Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute.
She has been exhibiting lecturing for more than 30 years. She co-curated La Huella Multiple Triennial in Havana from 1996 to 2010. Ramos recently had solo shows at Pan American Art Projects, ASU Art Museum, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana (National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana). Her work has been shown and collected at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Walker Art Center, MoMA, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, and Fuchū Art Museum. She participated in the 2013 Venice Biennial, 2016 San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, and 1994 and 2012 Havana Biennial.
Her awards include the 2021 Ellis Creator Award Miami, 2003 Cuban National Curatorial Prize, and 1993 National Print Award, Cuba. She has been invited to the artist in residence programs at Creative Fusion Cleveland Foundation, The Studios of Key West, Fountainhead Studios, Fuchū Art Museum, Provincetown Fine Arts Center, and Barbican Centre.