Belkis Ramirez

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Belkis Ramírez was born in en Santiago Rodríguez, Dominican Republic, resides in Santo Domingo and New York. Belkis studied Art and Architecture at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, took courses on Engraving at the Universidad de San José, Costa Rica and at the Altos de Chavón School of Design, Dominican Republic. She has exhibited individually in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Valencia, Spain; and Miami, USA; and has received various awards in national biennials, scholarships and international artist residencies.

Art Statement:
As an artist and social entity in my work I try to ask and wonder, propose and attempt to find answers to individual and collective situations, engage the viewer in the dynamics of the work, involve him, seduce him. I have only questions and doubts, and I develop my body of work trying to clear them, it serves as an instrument of thought and reflection. To reach the senses sometimes in a playful manner, other times directly. Every viewer will have “the last word” and in that moment the artwork is completed.

“Rebotes” (Bounces) is an allegory to life and to humanity and its capacity of adaptation.

Selected Exhibitions
2014 “Hasta que me guste” Centro Cultural de Esapaña, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (solo)
“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” Pérez Art Museum Miami PAMM, Miami FL. USA.
2013 “55 Bienal de Venecia” Venice, Italy (QUINTAPATA)
“Siete Viernes” Ele Siete Studio, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
“Artistes dominicains au présent, Artistas dominicanos en presente” Maison de L’Amerique Latine de Mónaco. Principado de Mónaco, France.
2012 “11 Bienal de la Habana” Centro Wifredo Lam/Pabellón Cuba (QUINTAPATA)
“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA.
2011 Mover la Roca” Centro Cultural de España, México DF, Mexico.
2012 Horizontes Insulares” Centro Wifredo Lam, Habana , Cuba.
“Horizontes Insulares”, Fundation Clement, Martinique.
2010 I Trienal Internacional del Caribe,Santo Domingo” Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, RD
“Horizontes Insulares” Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias,España
“Mover la Roca”, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“Mover la Roca” Centro Cultural de España Miami/ The Moore Space, Miami USA.
2009 Kreyol Factory” La Villette, Paris, France.
“Mover la Roca” Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“Courants Chauds” Createurs Contemporains Dominicains Et Haitiens MUPANAH, Haiti.
“Agua” Dominican contemporary Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2007 A New Cornucopia” Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
“Expresiones/Expressions: Caribbean and Latin American Art from The Benjamín Ortiz Collection, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London CT USA.
“XXIV Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales” Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2006 “Arte Contemporáneo, África, Caribe, Pacifico” Festival ACP, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“Arte Barceló 2006: Nuevas Propuestas” Hotel Lina, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2005 “Cuerpo (Im)propio” Recent tendencies of Dominican contemporary art, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“The Art of Caribbean Women” Port Spain, Trinidad.
2004 “Arte Barceló” Hotel Lina, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2003 “ettercolumbus.com” Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
“Portables” ELESPACIO Art Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (solo)
“De lo que soy / Of what I am” Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, USA.
2002 “ARCO ’02” International Fair of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain.
“XIX Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménez”. Santiago, Dominican Republic.
“El Cuerpo del Delito” Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2001 “Buenos Papeles” Museum of Modern Art Collection MAM, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“de maR en peor” Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2000 “Mitos del Caribe” Casa de Las América, La Habana, Cuba.
“Belkis Ramírez,Caribe Inexplorado” Sala Naranja, Valencia, Spain (solo)
“Belkis Ramírez,Caribbean Unexplored” A+Resources Art Gallery, Miami USA (solo)
“Festival Cálido invierna, La Fortaleza del Arte Contemporáneo” Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
1999 “Al Alba del Siglo 21: Artes Plásticas de América Latina y el Caribe.” UNESCO, Paris, France.
1998 “Caribe Insular, Exclusión, Fragmentación y Paraíso”, Extremeño Museum of Contemporary Art. Badajoz, Spain.
“XVII Concurso De Arte E. León Jiménez” Santiago, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“XII Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano” San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“The Circle Comes Round, Recent Art from the Dominican Republic” IRADAC-Aaron Davis Hall, New York, USA.
1997 “Inside” Kassel. Germany.
“VI Bienal de La Habana” La Habana, Cuba.
“Al derecho y al revés “Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (solo)
“Crossing borders: Contemporary Art By Latin American Women” Castle Gallery, New York, USA.
1996 “XVI Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménez”. Dominican Republic.
“XX Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales. Museo de Arte Moderno”. Dominican Republic.
“Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de la República Dominicana” America’s Society, New York / Bass Museum, Miami, Florida. USA.
“El Arte en plan de Instalación”, Centro de estudios Curatoriales Bard College, Annandale, New York, USA.
1995 “Africus” I Art Biennial of Johannesburg, South Africa
“Miedo ambiente” Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (solo)
“Indigo 95″, Caribbean Encounter of Fine Arts, Guadalupe.
1994 “Otras Visiones” Casa de Francia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Residencies and Awards
2013 Artist in Residency, L’Artocarpe, F- GUADELOUPE – Caribbean
2008 Selección artista participante “Taller de Diseño Habana” Culture France Habana, Cuba
2007 Beca-Residencia Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic.
2005 Beca-Residencia Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA.
1997 I Taller Internacional de Arte, Soroa, Cuba.
1996 Mención de Honor de Escultura. XVI Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménez. Dominican Republic.
1994 1er Premio: Instalación. XIX National Biennial of Visual Arts. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1992 1er Premio: Instalación. XVIII National Biennial of Visual Arts. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1990 2do. Premio: Grabado .XVII National Biennial of Visual Arts. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1987 Mención de Honor. Printmaking Contest. FAO. Dominican Republic.
1986 3er.Premio: Printmaking Contest. FAO. Dominican Republic.
1985 Beca. Organización de Estados Americanos(OEA. Univ. de San José. Costa Rica.
Publications
2005 Calendario: “The Art of Caribbean Women” CLICO, Port Spain, Trinidad.
2003 “Revista Xinesquema”, No. 3abril, Cover and interior.
“Revista del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña” special edition, year 4
January-June 2003, second series. Cover and interior.
2001 “A Cafecito Story”, Julia Álvarez book. Cover and illustrations, USA
1998 Carpeta de Grabado “25 de Enero” Dominican Republic
1991 Libro de Arte: “Edades de Asombro”. Ángela Hernández poem. Dominican Republic.
1988 Libro de Arte: “Julia de Burgos la Nuestra”. Chiqui Vicioso text. Dominican Republic.
1986 Carpeta Colectiva “Ochenta” Dominican Republic.
Carpeta Colectiva “Paz”. Dominican Republic.
Carpeta Colectiva ” Unidad “. Dominican Republic.
1983 Carpeta Colectiva “Calendario”. Dominican Republic.
Carpeta Colectiva “Matriz”. Dominican Republic.