Laundromat Project 2012 Cycle

We are excited to be part of the Laundromat Project Create a Change Artist Residency!  Hatuey Ramos-Fermin and Elizabeth Hamby will turn their laundromat into a classroom environment in their project Mind the Gap/La Brecha to invite their neighbors to propose new ways of increasing their access to green spaces and the waterfront. Collaborating with locals, they will […]

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 […]

“Wall of Hope” artwork at Hostos Community College

By TANYANIKA SAMUELS for the New York Daily News Hundreds of bricks once used as anti-immigrant messages are finding a new artistic purpose in one of the borough’s most diverse communities. Artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín is creating a two-part art installation piece called “Conversing Bricks” at Hostos Community College in Mott Haven. The installation uses bricks that […]

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 […]

Un muro de tolerancia se alza en el Bronx.

POR: Carolina Ledezma / EDLP   El Bronx.- En 2006, grupos antiinmigrantes se unieron para enviar a congresistas en Washington más de 20,000 ladrillos con consignas en pro de la construcció n de un muro y otras medidas para reforzar la seguridad fronteriza.   Seis años después, en la plaza memorial del Hostos Community College (HCC) […]

Conversing Bricks

Printable Version Link  Hostos Community College Bronx Lebanon Hospital & Bill Aguado Invite You to the Unveiling of Conversing Bricks A special art installation by artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín Keynote Speaker Congressman José E. Serrano Immediately followed by the Bronx debut of the leading Batz’i Rock band from Chiapas, Mexico SAK TZEVUL Saturday, May 12, 2012 / […]

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 […]

Cyclists Plan a Month-Long Celebration of Bronx Biking for May

by Patrick Wall for DNAinfo   GRAND CONCOURSE — Waves of helmeted cyclists could come rolling down the Grand Concourse next month as part of a project meant to draw attention to the Bronx’s fleet of riders, while also highlighting the work that remains to make The Bronx a true bikers’ borough. A pair of Mott Haven-based […]

…de la Trienal Poli/Gráfica: El Panal/TheHive y un contrapunto

por Julieta Muñoz para la revista Cruce “[N]uestra premisa es que la actitud apropiada es una apertura inteligente ante las manifestaciones del arte contemporáneo que implican una saludable sacudida frente a un testarudo atascamiento en lo tradicional, pero también una firmeza necesaria contra cierto tipo de irracionalidad en tal ruptura, así como el afán por […]

Works by 32 artists show borough’s many sides at Freedman Home

By Amora McDaniel for the Hunts Point Express Once known as the “home for poor millionaires,” an elegant mansion on the Grand Concourse has burst to glittering life as the home of a new art exhibit featuring 32 artists whose work meditates on the Bronx’s past and future. Connoisseurs and artists mixed with hundreds of ordinary […]

ArtistS of the Week: Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin

By Cathleen Cueto for Swings and Arrows My dear friends Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, two Bronx-based multimedia artists, are gearing up for a couple of fantastic projects this month. First, they’re going to be a part of a group exhibition at the Andrew Freeman Home, a former retirement home for the formerly well-to-do ladies and gentlemen […]

Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Bloomfield College NJ

Visting Artist Lecture Series presents Hatuey Ramos Fermin,  Fermin is an educator and multimedia artist who uses photography, video, installation, graphics, performance, maps and text to creatively investigate issues related to urban space. Immigration, globalization, past and present history of buildings, and shared-public city spaces are among the themes that inform his work.

Uptown Palazzo Project

By RANDY KENNEDY for the NY Times When the Andrew Freedman Home opened in the Bronx in 1924, it looked like a limestone luxury liner sailing up the Grand Concourse, a grandiosity that advertised its odd function: a privately endowed retirement home for the formerly well-to-do, those who might have lost their money but not their manners […]

CEC Artslink One Big City

CEC ArtsLink’s pioneering project One Big City, the first city-wide effort of its kind, will engage New York City’s diaspora communities through the collaborative projects of local artists and their colleagues from the countries whose émigré populations contribute to New York’s unique makeup.  One Big City will provide a platform for artists to explore cultural and artistic identities […]

“HIP-HOP: THEN, NOW & TOMORROW,” PANEL on News 12

The second Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) roundtable was moderated by Bill Aguado of the Bronx Music Heritage Center with guests: Patty Dukes and Reph Starr of Circa 95, Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz Sapp of UniVerses, Fred Ones, Jane Gabriels of Pepatian, and Rockafella of Full Circle Dance. Each of the roundtable participants has included within their body of work a sense of cultural and social justice.

Share, Where? at Newtown Creek

Check out congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck touring Newtown Creek with CUP’s latest youth education project “Share, Where?” The booklet takes a look at NYC’s Fair Share legislation two decades after its passage.

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.

EA s T Harlem as part of Barri-o-rama at Taller Boricua

Taller Boricua is proud to present “BARRI-O-RAMA” a group exhibition featuring artists Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Rosalinda González, Johnny Ramos, Hatuey Ramos Fermín, Emcee C.M., Master of None and Marna Chester. Incorporating interactive, site-specific multimedia projects, the show both celebrates East Harlem and its community and addresses the different perspectives and challenging issues of the neighborhood.

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.