This was originally published on the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts blog.

Hatuey Ramos-Fermin is a participant in EFA’s 2013 Residency for Arts Workers as Artists. In addition to his art practice, Hatuey is the Media Lab Manager-Coordinator for the Teen Council Program at the Bronx Museum and the Programs Manager at The Bronx River Art Center.

We decided to get a little more personal. To learn a little more about them in and outside of the studio we have asked our residents to respond to questions. Here are Hatuey’s answers…

PS: What are you working on now?

HRF:I am working on 2 projects. One is editing a podcast episode from a series that I started a couple of years. It is basically conversations about art and culture and finally I got a chance to edit the second episode of the series.

The other thing I’m working on is an exploration of ideas about flags, mapping and geography.

PS: What is your experience so far?

HRF:It has been a great experience to have the chance to have a space to work and making the time to be in the studio, while slowly getting to know everyone and learn from their processes since all of us work in very different ways. 

PS: Preferred mode of transportation?

HRF: Folding bicycle, walking and public transportation!

PS: What are your creative inspirations?

HRF: It changes all the time but I can say that the city and my immediate surroundings. I really appreciate when I encounter people’s own creative interventions in public spaces, like when street vendors occupy the streets and invent their own carts for example or when I see improvised chairs under a tree with milk crates.

PS: If you could have personally witnessed any event in history, what would you want to have seen? 

HRF: The invention of the film camera and the projection of the first film to the public.

Check out Hatuey’s website for more about him and his work.


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