Yapci Ramos studied Photography at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts & Design London (CSM) and earned her Masters in Creative Documentary from the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She lives and works between Barcelona, Tenerife and New York.
Ramos’s work is forceful in its subtle simplicity. A multi-media artist, her diverse output is deeply invested in interactions: those that define the subject in relation to the “Other.” With a focus on abstract visual and conceptual relationships, she demonstrates an ability to capture personal moments that imply narrative depth. 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’s work has been exhibited in international 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 around the world 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, Moscow; Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York; CCET Centro Cultural de España, Tegucigalpa; Musée d’histoire de la médecine, Paris; Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris; EAC Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo; Espacio Cultural el Tanque, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; Mario Mauroner Gallery, Vienna.
In February 2020, she was selected as artist in residence at Watermill Center – a laboratory for performance, New York. In June 2018, she was artist in residence at The Fountainhead Residency, Miami. She has been invited to the intensive performance programme at The Kaimera Lab, Belloy-Saint-Léonard, in July 2021.
Reviews of her work have appeared in El País, Forbes, Paper Magazine, Wall Street International Magazine, Cools, La Vanguardia, among others.
Nothing is true, everything is living, Cecile Bourne Farrell
El silbo de oro, Dillon Cohen
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
El Día – Patricia Ginovés
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
The Kaimera Lab, Belloy-Saint-Léonard (France)
Artist in residence
23.07.21 – 01.08.21
Family History. The Delaware Contemporary (EE.UU)
06.04.21 – 21.08.21
Flux Club. Antic Teatre Barcelona (Spain)
Lloro. Espacio Cultural el Tanque, Tenerife (Spain)
09.04.21 – 12.06.21
Yapci Ramos ‘Show Me, Know Us, Welcome Her‘
El Iris de Lucy ‘Contemporary African Women Artist’
‘+F. Artistas posconceptuales en Canarias 2000-2017′
© Yapci Ramos 2019