Canary Islands, Spain
May 5 - June 1, 2018
The work of Yapci Ramos is forceful in its subtle simplicity. A multi-media artist of striking complexity, her diverse output is deeply invested in interactions: not the simple interaction of cause and effect, but the interactions that define the subject in relation to the “Other.” With a focus on abstract visual and conceptual relationships, an ability to capture personal moments, and a subtle capacity for implying narrative depth, her artistic output makes the viewer question their assumptions about people and the places they live and work. 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.
Born on the island of Tenerife in 1977, Yapci Ramos lives and works between Barcelona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and New York. She studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts & Design London (CSM), and earned her Master in Creative Documentary from the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Ramos has taken part in a large number of international contemporary art biennials in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa including the prestigious 8ème Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako (2009).
Her work has also been shown in museums, art centers, galleries, festivals and institutions in numerous countries including at the CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Barcelona; DA2-Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca; CAAM, Centro de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; MIN Museo para la Identidad Nacional, Honduras, Tegucigalpa.
Red-Hot will be her second solo show at Catinca Tabacaru New York. Later this year she will present a two-person show at CTG Harare in collaboration with Zimbabwean artist Calvin Dondo; a solo exhibition at the Davis Museum, Barcelona; and a two-artist show at the Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo de Uruguay. Her first Museum Retrospective will take place at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes this coming October 2018.
Gallery website: http://www.catincatabacaru.com/artists/yapci-ramos