Yapci Ramos

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Born on the island of Tenerife in 1977, Yapci Ramos lives and works between Barcelona, Tenerife and New York. She earned her Masters in Creative Documentary from the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts & Design London (CSM). Integral to Ramos’ practice are the “time spells” or extend periods of time she spends in different cities (often on the African continent), connecting with each place to produce discreet bodies of work. The resulting oeuvre, according to Seth Cluett “is deeply engaged with the site of production, while at the same time their physical dimension creates a new site in the exhibition space.”

 

The work of Yapci Ramos is forceful in its subtle simplicity. A multi-media artist of striking complexity, her diverse output is deeply invested in interactions: not the simple interaction of cause and effect, but the interactions that define the subject in relation to the “Other.” With a focus on abstract visual and conceptual relationships, an ability to capture personal moments, and a subtle capacity for implying narrative depth, her artistic output makes the viewer question their assumptions about people and the places they live and work. Ramos’s projects challenge the border of comfort between the body and society while engaging the intricate workings of both internal psychology and external expressions of identity.

 

Ramos has been selected as part of the artist-in-residence program The Watermill Center 2020. In June 2018, she has been a resident artist at The Fountainhead Residency, Miami. Her work has been exhibited in a large number of international contemporary art biennials in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa: 8ème Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako; 2nd Trienal de Luanda; 1st Biennale Encounter of Contemporary Caribbean Art, Aruba; 7th Bienal de Sao Tomé e Príncipe; 5th Bienal de Honduras, Tegucigalpa; 9th Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo Centroamericano – BAVIC, Guatemala. Her work has also been shown in museums, art centers, galleries, festivals and institutions in numerous countries including at the CCCB Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Barcelona; TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife; CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Casa África, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Galería Na Solyanke, Moscú; Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York; CCET Centro Cultural de España, Tegucigalpa; Musée d’Histoire la Medecine, París; Galerie Magda Danysz, París; EAC Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo; Mario Mauroner Gallery, Vienna.

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SELECTED WORKS
Red-Hot
I don’t mind II
Identity
Bushes in the Night
Freedom
Perras
Back&Forth
Bruma, Observatory & Pino Canario

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TEXTS
Nothing is true, everything is living, Cecile Bourne Farrell
Seth Cluett
El silbo de oro, Dillon Cohen
Elyssa Goodman
Glances, voice and blood.The insurrection of the body, Imma Prieto
Agency and Action, Justine Ludwig
To the Guts of Yapci Ramos, Nora Navarro
Double Jeu / Les Autres / Je / Catharsis, Simon Njami
Pulsiones, preguntas y miradas, Yolanda Peralta
Where I come from and where I belong, Barbara Polla
Lisa Toubas
Lilly Wei

SELECTED PRESS
El País – Ángeles Jurado
Studio International – Lilly Wei
Cools – Elyssa Goodman
Observer – Margaret Carrigan
Wall Street International Magazine – Daniel Gauss
Paper Magazine – Kurt Mcvey
Forbes – Brienne Walsh

RECENT & UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
Solo Shows

‘Pelo, orgasmo y un jersey de cuello alto’ Davis Museum
01.12.19 – 01.02.20
‘Welcome Her’ Casa África, Gran Canaria
22.03 – 30.08.19
‘Know Us’ CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria
14.03 – 07.07.19
‘Show Me’ TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
18.10.18 – 13.01.19

Group Shows

“Merdelamerdelamerdelamerdelamerdelamer” curated by Kendell Geers at Mario Mauroner Gallery, Vienna
12.09.19 – 15.11.19
Video Forever 40. DANYSZ, Paris
14.05.19
‘Moving Women’ Danysz Gallery, Paris
13.04 – 16.05.19

Duo Show

Janet Biggs & Yapci Ramos
13.04 – 16.05.19
Connections‘ EAC, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo
28.03 – 28.07.19

CATALOGUES
Yapci Ramos ‘Show Me, Know Us, Welcome Her
El Iris de Lucy ‘Contemporary African Women Artist’
‘+F. Artistas posconceptuales en Canarias 2000-2017′