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Lind-Ramos

Daniel Lind-Ramos

He // Him // His

[ID: Daniel, a Black Puerto Rican 67-year-old man stands in his studio entrance. He wears a black shirt and looks at the camera.]

Assemblage Sculptor and Painter
Loíza, PR
2021 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Painter and assemblage sculptor Daniel Lind-Ramos was born in 1953 in Loíza, Puerto Rico. Lind-Ramos studied at the University of Puerto Rico (BA, 1975) and New York University (MA, 1979). In 1989, he received the Arana Scholarship to study at Antonio Segui’s studio at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris. At present, he is a senior professor at the University of Puerto Rico—Humacao.

His work has been featured in the 100 Drawings from Now exhibition at the Drawing Center in New York, the Storage of Memory solo show at Marlborough Gallery in New York, the 2019 Whitney Biennial, Valparaíso Biennial in Chile, and the Third World Festival of Black Arts in Dakar, Senegal, among many other exhibitions. He has been awarded an AFRICA’SOUT! residency through Joan Mitchell Center, a Joan Mitchell Grant, the Pérez Prize, a NADA Artadia Award, and Artsy Vanguard Award.

He has dabbled in performance with the interdisciplinary projects De Loíza a la Loíza and Talegas de la Memoria, sponsored by the Puerto Rican Museum of Contemporary Art. Lind-Ramos’ works are in included in the collections of numerous museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Orlando, FL, Museum of Latin American Art (MOOLA) in Los Angeles, El Museo del Barrio in New York, and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, OR.

Portrait photo by Raquel Pérez Puig.

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  • Artwork by Daniel Lind-Ramos
    Centinelas (Sentinels), 2013. Wood, ropes, steel, textiles, found objects, objects created by the artist, palm tree trunks, branches, coconut plant, burlap, caldrum, dimensions 114 × 120 × 48 inches. Whitney Museum of Art collection.
    [ID: Nine vertical, top-heavy figures made of palm tree trunks, branches, coconut plant and burlap with flat, mask-like agricultural tools as faces and steel pots and pans hung like necklaces. On the center figure, a long red-orange strip hangs from the mask like a tongue. A coconut sprout sits in a large pot on wheels at the base of the middle figure.]
  • Artwork by Daniel Lind-Ramos
    Figura Emisaria, 2020. Steel, wood, textiles, ropes, found objects, objects created by the artist, dimensions 108 × 60 × 47 inches. Photo by Raquel Pérez Puig; courtesy of Marlborough Gallery and Embajada.
    [ID: Large geometrical steel and wool segments fit together to create a rectangular machine-like object with a dark, vertical base under a bright horizontal display with two large black nobs like headphones. The display has a sculptural top with a moon-like fixture and holds a horizontal object with a dark printed surface.]
  • Artwork by Daniel Lind-Ramos
    Vencedor #2 (1797), 2020. Wood, ropes, steel, textiles, found objects, objects created by the artist, dimensions 70 × 70 × 33 inches. Photo by Raquel Pérez Puig.
    [ID: An assemblage of found objects in a triangular composition with a spindly stool at its base. Objects include a number of straight and curved rods, ropes, bags, and a black boot.]
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