Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Yapci Ramos

Yapci Ramos
Rosi y Mari, Mujeres de la Vida series Tenerife, Canary Islands, 2010
C-Print, Analog photography
43 × 65 in

Yapci Ramos
Manoli, Mujeres de la Vida series, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 2010
C-Print, Analog photography
43.5 × 65 in

Yapci Ramos
Marie & Chantalle, No Stress Bar series, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 2014
C-Print, Digital Photography
43.25 × 43.25 in

Yapci Ramos
Stella, No Stress Bar series, Brazzavile, Republic of the Congo, 2014
C-Print, Digital Photography
43.25 × 43.25 in

Yapci Ramos
Perra 3, Perras series, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, 2012
C-Print, Digital Photography
19.75 × 29.5 in

Yapci Ramos
Perra 7, Perras series, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, 2012
C-Print, Digital Photography
19.75 × 29.5 in

Yapci Ramos, Hawa
2ª Zona series, Bamako, Mali, 2009
C-Print, Analog Photography
51 × 59 in

Yapci Ramos
Abadou
2ª Zona series, Bamako, Mali, 2009
C-Print, Analog Photography
51 × 59 in

Yapci Ramos
Solamente Yo (casta y pura), 2009
Analong Photography, C-print
79 × 98.5 in

Yapci Ramos
Bruma (hexaptych) , 2013
Archival C-Print 350 gr
99 × 40 in

YAPCI RAMOS (b. 1977, Spanish)
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.

Her solo exhibitions at the Niu Espai Artistic Contemporani in Barcelona in 2008 and 2009 earned her notoriety around Spain and resulted in numerous shows around Europe and the United States. Specifically, Ramos’s work has been exhibited in the context of different international scenarios including the Sound Proof Festival in London, Biennial of Contemporary Art of Caribbean Aruba, Triennial of Luanda in Angola, Rencontres de la Photographie Africaines in Bamako, and most recently, in the Spanish retrospective of video artists in Russia at Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow. Also, her works have been exhibited in several editions of BAC (Barcelona Contemporary Art) held at the CCCB and Suñol Foundation and make​ part of the TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes) permanent collection.​

BORN 1977, TENERIFE, SPAIN
LIVES AND WORKS IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

EDUCATION

2016

MFA Documentary Film, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

2001

Photography at Central Saint Martins College​ of Arts & Design London, England

1998

BA in Advertising and Public Relations, Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Perras y Putas, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York
Un respiro en el camino, multi-media installation, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

2014

La Noche del Trópico, multi-media installation, CCET Centro Cultural de España en Tegucigalp​a, Honduras

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND SITE-SPECIFIC WORK

2014

MIN Museo para la Identidad Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Lanzarote, Spain

2013

Bioderivas, Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
Sin escala. Nuevas coordenadas del arte en Canarias DA2-Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
In Process, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain
Juego de máscaras. La identidad como ficción. Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

2012

Juego de máscaras. La identidad como ficción, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain

2010

Si quebró el cántaro, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artest Tenerife, Spain

2009

Pandora’ Box, CCCB Centro Cultural Contemporánea de Barcelona, Spain

2008

Réveille-Toi, CCCB Centro Cultural Contemporánea de Barcelona, Spain

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Desnudados, Una mirada contemporánea, photography, The Malone Studio, Madrid, Spain

2015

Senses of Place, Loop Barcelona, Reial Circle Artistic de Barcelona, Spain

2014

Redes, multimedia installation, IX Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo Centroamericano BACIV, Guatemala
La pared, video installation, LOOP Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Redes, multi-media installation, V Bienal de Honduras, MIN Museo para la Identidad Nacional, curated by Orlando Britto Jinorio, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Videoscreening, Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo MIAC Castillo de San José, Lanzarote, Spain
La Pared, video installation, La isla imaginada II, Centro de Arte Juan Ismael, Fuerteventura, Spain

2013

Bioderivas, installation, Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
Sandy, video, Re-Design – Sítese, 7a Bienal Sao Tomé e Principe, Soa Tomé, Curated by Fernando Alvim
Sin Escala, Nuevas coordenadas del arte en Canarias, video installation, DA2 -Domus Adium 2002,
Salamanca, Spain, Curated by Lorena Martínez de Corral and Alejandro Vitaubet
…Lo-li-ta…, photography, In Process, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain
Miss Catering, photography, Juego de máscaras. La identidad como ficción, Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

2012

La noche del trópico, INSIGHT Foundation, I Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo del Caribe, Aruba, Curated by Jose Manuel Noseda & Orlando Britto jinorio
…Lo-li-ta…, photography, Juego de máscaras. La identidad como ficción, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain

2011

A Dream, installation, Arte de Guerrilla, XII BAC Barcelona Arte Contemporáneo, Barcelona, Spain. Curated by Gigi Harrington & Juan José Fernández, Curated by Javier González de Durana & Isidro Hernández
Overtime, Legacy, Sound Proof 4, London, UK
Big Deal Sexy 100, London, UK
A Dream, Jokes & Nightmares, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
…Lo-li-ta…, photography, Si quebró el cántaro, El Castillo Espacio Cultural Tenerife, Spain Curated by Javier González de Durana & Isidro Hernández
Back, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New York

2010

Fronteras, photography, Emotional Geographies – Art and Affection – II Trienal de Luanda, Espacio Platinium, Angola Curated by Fernando Alvim & Orlando Britto Jinorio
Reflexió Temporal, BAC Barcelona Arte Cotemporáneo, Fundació Suñol, Spain Curated by Macu Morán & Gigi Harrington y Juan José Fernández
Si quebró el cántaro, …Lo-li-ta…, photography, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain Curated by Javier González de Durana & Isidro Hernández
Estonosepara,Vídeoscreening, En los márgenes de la videocreación canaria, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain Curated by Emilio Ramal

2009

Solamente Yo (casta y pura) Pandora ś Box, X BAC Barcelona Arte Contemporáneo, CCCB Centro Cultural
Contemporánea de Barcelona, Spain Curated Gigi Harrington y Juan José Fernández
Frontières, 8ème Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie de Bamako, Conservetoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédia. Bala Fasséké Kouyaté, Mali Curated Orlando Britto
Hotel, Niu, Espai Artistic Contemporary Barcelona, Spain

2008

Rèveille-Toi, IX BAC Barcelona Arte Contemporáneo, CCCB Centro Cultural Contemporánea de Barcelona, Spain
Hotel, Niu, Espai Artistic Contemporani Barcelona, Spain

2007

Masion Justine, Caótica Ana a Film by Julio Medem, Madrid, Spain

2006

Corps Tansit, Taller Caminal, Barcelona, Spain
Portra-it, Palau Rober, Barcelona, Spain

2005

Fotonoviembre VIII, Sala Caja Canarias La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Festival Samo II, Convent de Sant Agustí, Barcelona, Spain

BIENNIALS

2014

IX Bienal de Artes Visuales del Istmo Centroamericano – BAVIC, Guatemala
V Bienal de Honduras (only non-Honduran artist)
7th Bienal de Sao Tomé e Príncipe

2012

First Biennale Encounter of Contemporary Caribbean Art

2010

II Trienal de Luanda

2009

Aruba Latin America and Africa: 8ème Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, Bamako

RESIDENCIES

2016

CTG: Newfoundland, Canada

2012

Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo del Caribe, Aruba

2010

II Trienal de Luanda, Angola