Congratulations to Daniel Lind-Ramos, recipient of the 2019 NADA Artadia Award. Art Daily reports that curators Alexandra Cunningham Cameron and Gean Moreno selected Puerto Rican artist Lind-Ramos for the award. His work is on view at Embajada, booth 9.10 at NADA Miami 2019.
In a joint statement, Cunningham Cameron and Moreno noted: “Comparing artists from so many places is always a challenge. But Daniel Lind-Ramos’s looming sculpture Armario de la Conciencia stood out to us for its visceral materiality and impressive range of references. It transcends its immediate context, reminds us of long and complex historical narratives, and stands as a testament to the foundational role that the African diaspora has played in shaping the Americas.”
Daniel Lind Ramos obtained a Bachelor’s Degree at Universidad de Puerto Rico in 1975. In 1980, he earned his MFA from New York University. In 1989, he was the first artist to be awarded the Fundación Arana Scholarship, which allowed him to study that year in Paris, France, where he attended at Antonio Seguí’s Studio at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He received the First Prize at the Salon International Val D’or at Hyères in the South of France (1990), the Delegation Prize at the Salón Internacional de Plástica Latina at Meillant, France (2000), among other achievements. In 2002, he was selected for a Public Art Project to develop a series of five sculptures in the town of Loíza, Puerto Rico, in homage to Santiago Apostol. Currently, he is a Senior Professor and at Universidad de Puerto Rico’s Recinto de Humacao, Puerto Rico. Lind Ramos has participated both solo and group exhibits in Africa, Haiti, France, Dominican Republic, United States and Puerto Rico. In 2019, he was selected to participate in the Whitney Biennial in New York City.
NADA Artadia Award: Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the six active partner cities for any artist who has lived within that city for a minimum of two years and is not currently enrolled in art school. Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process: we consider the unique populations of each community and are proud to reflect our country’s diversity with an Awardee pool that is 50 percent female and 33 percent persons of color.
Awardees also receive a dedicated webpage on Artadia’s online Artist Registry; studio visits with renowned curators and collectors; and regular dialogue with Artadia’s staff members, who offer guidance and facilitate valuable connections. The inclusion of Awardees in prominent exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial (five Awardees were featured in 2017, and six in 2019) attests to Artadia’s standing as a influencer and connector in the art community.
[Above: Daniel Lind-Ramos’s “Armario de la Conciencia,” 2012.]
Also see https://artadia.org/awards/