Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial

Jessica Vaughn, Glory, 2014, Digital Photograph, 30 x40 in Courtesy of the artist July 9 to September 20, 2015 Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). AIM provides professional development […]

Celebrating Conversing Bricks

Please join us on Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 6:30 PM  @ Hostos Community College, to celebrate Hatuey Ramos-Fermin’s “Conversing Bricks” permanent public art installation. The installation was constructed from bricks sent by an anti-immigrant right wing organizations to those congressional representatives who voted against the legislation to build the wall between Arizona and Mexico. The […]

Citizen Placemakers: Elizabeth Hamby & Hatuey Ramos Fermín Use Art to Bring People Together

By Patra Jongjitirat for Project for Public Spaces Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos Fermín are people connectors. As artists, activists, and Bronxites, their creative collaborations are all about gathering information from neighbors and presenting it in ways that allow communities to better understand themselves and the urban spaces they create. The two have worked in all kinds of […]

Voices and Visions: Re-imagining America Media Exhibition

  The Voices and Visions Re-imagining America Media Exhibition at the recent Imagining America national conference in New York City presented the work of artists and artist collectives whose practices articulate the mission of Imagining America by thriving in and contributing to community-based action and revitalization. The program was divided between two screening rooms, focusing on the strategy and practice of […]

Laundromat Project’s Third Annual Public Art Potluck

Third Annual Public Art Potluck What Do We Bring? Yummy Food and Public Art! What Do You Bring? An Open Mind and Creative Ideas! Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 7:00pm – 9:30p Doors open at 6:30pm University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 The Laundromat Project invites you to celebrate this year’s Create Change artists […]

The Serrano Report, Vol. IX, #11

In the Bronx Unveiling Pro-Immigrant Art Made from Anti-Immigrant Bricks Jose Serrano’s Newsletter reports Last Saturday, Congressman Serrano joined Hostos Community College President Dr. Félix Matos Rodríguez, community leaders, and artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín to unveil a the first part of a newly installed art feature at the Hostos Memorial Plaza. The Conversing Bricks installation, which […]

Immigration Opponents’ Bricks Repurposed For A Respectful Bronx Artwork

  By: Natasha Ghoneim for NY1 Immigration reform inspires passionate views, and hundreds of bricks sent to members of Congress to oppose amnesty have now formed a pro-immigrant artistic installation at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. NY1’s Natasha Ghoneim filed the following report. During the heat of the immigration reform debate several years ago, people […]

This Side of Paradise: A Bronx Art and Culture Hub

by Christine Licata for Artlog Through June 1, the once insular and exclusive Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx has been transformed by site-specific exhibition facilitatorsNo Longer Empty into This Side of Paradise, a progressive arts and culture tour de force of thirty-two emerging and established artists, local cultural institutions, and community collaborations. Offering a rare historical […]

NYFA Immigrant Artist Project Newsletter

Transmit – Transit is a multimedia installation at “The (S) Files 2011.” One aspect of the piece is a video of interviews with Dominican cab drivers and dispatchers in the Bronx that is a short documentary about the difficulties of the trade.

Share, Where?

I was involved in this project as the teaching artist! Come and check it out!

Where do you put the stuff that nobody wants but everyone needs?

Join us on Tuesday, September 6 for the debut presentation of Share, Where?, CUP’s most recent Urban Investigation. An intrepid group of Bronx public high school students in the College Now program at Hostos Community College teamed up with CUP to find out how NYC decides where to put the burdensome, smelly, and dangerous facilities that make the city run – but nobody wants in their backyards.

The People’s Potluck at Taller Boricua Gallery

On Thursday, July 14th, I was invited to share an evening of food, friendship, and conversation at The People’s Potluck, a collaborative dinner and discussion group exploring ideas concerning living as conscious citizens in an interconnected global and local society.

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011

The “(S)” in this exhibition’s title stands for “Street,” and the show celebrates the “hood”—whether in East Harlem or El Salvador. Featuring the work of 75 Latino, Caribbean and Latin American emerging artists working in the greater New York area,

WNYC mentions Transmit – Transit

WNYC art critic Carolina A. Miranda included Transmit – Transit as part of the must see at El Museo del Barrio’s S-Files Biennial. Quote from her article: “One of the more stunning pieces in El Museo’s biennial is this sculpture by Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, which explores the working lives of livery cab drivers in East Harlem.” […]

Vague Ideas of an Established World

“Being Puerto Rican is not only a state of reality,“ says Irizarry. “We were fed through our veins since childhood all the costumes of our rich culture and the pride that carry us away. But now our eyes are looking through other glasses. Different cultures and different ways of thinking came into our brain–what has being established and demolished by the overground and the underground societies, and what we want to stand for or just let go. We all have a vague idea of who we are, of what we want, a hybrid feeling of images, scenes and ideas. We all see the world through different eyes. We are still here, showing you the fruition of different branches with one same root.“

Reports of art scene’s death are exaggerated

Artists say change defines their relationship with Mott Haven
Hatuey Ramos Fermin sits in the most famous apartment in Mott Haven, recording a podcast called “South Bronx Filter.”
Fermin is the current tenant of Apartment 3A at 309 Alexander Avenue, which housed the Blue Bedroom where for two years his friend Blanka Amezkua displayed the work of contemporary artists who agreed in exchange for the show to offer a workshop or discussion in the neighborhood.

Barri-o-rama Hatuey Ramos Fermín

El artista plástico puertorriqueño Hatuey Ramos Fermín caminó por todas las calles de El Barrio en la ciudad de Nueva York tomando fotos de cada uno de los sitios donde se puede comprar productos frescos para cocinar en la casa. Esta travesía y documentación son parte de una exhibición que comienza el viernes, 3 de junio en Taller Boricua y lleva por nombre Barri-o-rama.

Conversation Series Launches in Mott Haven

A local artist has developed a new way for people all over the country to stay on top of what’s happening in the Bronx.

From artist Blanka Amezkua’s former Bronx Blue Bedroom Project on 309 Alexander Avenue, fellow artist and friend Hatuey Ramos Fermin has developed a monthly podcast for Bronx residents and others nationwide to enjoy.

A Tightly Knit and Diverse Arts Scene Grows in the Bronx

Artist and educator Hatuey Ramos Fermin moved to the Bronx in 2007 to jump-start his career in New York after completing his studies in the Netherlands. An enticing mix of affordable housing and teaching opportunities lured Fermin to the South Bronx. Four years later, he has yet to leave.

Investigating the City through Artistic Practice

Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, multimedia artist
Thursday, April 14, 2:00pm, Carman B34
Multimedia artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín will discuss his use of photography, video, installation, graphics, performance, and text to investigate issues related to the urban space, including immigration, globalization, the past and present history of buildings, and shared public city spaces. Co-sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies.

2010-11 BCA/DCA ARTS FUND GRANTEES

The Bronx Council on the Arts proudly announces the recipients of this year’s
BCA/DCA Arts Fund Grant.

Drawings by Mexican Artist, Aurelio Del Muro On Display

Coqui Mexicano, who is not just a restaurant in Melrose but a local cultural institution, will be hosting, “Drawings From the Story, “¿Un Anhelo?” – Aurelio Del Muro.” The exhibit is curated Hatuey Ramos -Fermin who is a self-described multimedia artist.

Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Battle Draws Fresh Voices

Last week, fifteen Bronx high school students added their voices to the volatile mix of dialogue over the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory, a former National Guard ammunitions warehouse in the Bronx.

Dispatching Art In Real Time

On speaking with Fermín, he explained to me his early encounters of using cab services when he arrived in the Bronx. These encounters initiated his idea for Transmit-Transit.

Los taxis de NY que no son amarillos en Diálogo Digital

La vida de un taxista. Cuántas veces alguien se detiene a pensar en la cotidianidad de ese conductor (o conductora) que lo lleva de un sitio a otro. Cómo es su oficio un día cualquiera, el domingo “día familiar” por excelencia. Hombres y mujeres que pasan -a menudo- hasta 18 horas con el trasero entumecido recibiendo direcciones de todos. Del centro de transmisión, de los clientes que cambian de parecer cuando el aparato móvil se lo indica: “No, mejor déjame en la otra calle, perdona…”

Review and Interview with Hatuey Ramos Fermin

BY Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga for his blog

Puerto Rican publication, Dialogo Digital ran a review and interview of “Transmit-Transit” Hatuey Ramos Fermin’s first solo show in NYC that I curated. The article presents an in depth interview with Hatuey regarding the development and concepts behind the exhibition currently on exhibit at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos in the Bronx.

A Cultural Hothouse in an Unlikely Locale

A Cultural Hothouse in an Unlikely Locale By David Gonzalez New York Times City Room Blog The notion of popular art must have seemed like a really hard sell in the South Bronx 30 years ago. The blight all around was the least of it. Fact is, what usually passed for objets d’art in apartments […]