A multimedia exhibition, featuring video interviews, found and appropriated footage, photographs, a map, a cooking workshop, and a recipe that were shared along side food, and live music performances. OCEANS / GOLDEN TEARDROP (THONG YOD) uses personal histories and collective memories on a journey from the past to the present in cultural exchanges. What are […]
The Conversing Bricks (2012) public art project emerged from a campaign waged by anti-immigrant groups back in 2006 that sent thousands of bricks to members of Congress who opposed the construction of a border wall between Mexico and the United States and were in favored of comprehensive immigration reform. The bricks contained messages like, “Build a Wall,” […]
Text by artist-curator Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga “Ramos Fermín has engaged in deconstructing an element of local space to investigate just one detail of modernity and globalization. He has not done so as a traditional artist, walking the streets of the Bronx, getting lost in the vernacular of the city to generate creative musings that reflect one […]
These projects are part of the installation Anywhere but here… In Framing Conversations I played the role of a photography instructor doing a workshop with predominantly Latin American immigrants in Amsterdam, NL. We exchanged knowledge, I talked and taught ideas, techniques and tips about photography and they talked about their experiences as immigrants. Video slide show […]
For the site-specific installation, I used banana boxes and different videos in order to relate the history of the building itself into the presentation. (The Las Palmas building used to be the warehouse of the Holland-America Cruise Line. After the Second World War there was a massive migration from Europe to America from the pier […]
This project is part of the installation Anywhere but here… This project consists of a creation of a fictional character, Benito Banana, that appears and communicates as a web blog and in the city streets interacting with people and places. He is the personification of a satirical migrant character that reflects on migration. The phrase […]
Coexistence is a project is part of the installation Anywhere but here… From the year 2000 until 2008, two different cultures shared the same place, each weekend they transform it in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.