LETICIA RAMOS – biografia

LETICIA RAMOS (Santo Antônio da Patrulha, Brazil,1976).

Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

Her artistic research focuses on creating photographic apparatus adequate for capturing and reconstructing movement and presenting it through video, photography and installation. With a particular interest in the science of fiction, she developedcomplex geographical novels in some of her series, such as ERBF, Bitácora and Vostok. Chance, as well as experimentationwith photography and the artistic process, are directions which can be seen in her work.

Her works have been exhibited in art spaces such as the Tate Modern, the Pivô Art Center, Itaú Cultural, the São Paulo Cultural Center, Parque Lage, the Berardo Collection Museum, the Tomie Ohtake Institute, and CAPC- Musée d’art contemporain (Bordeaux). She was given important awards, was selected for several art residencies, and won many art production grants, among which the Marc Ferréz Award for developing the “Bitácora” project (2011/2012). As a result of this research, the artist published a book intitled “Cuaderno de Bitácora” and participated at The Artic Circle art residence (2011) aboard a sailboat which headed towards the North Pole. The photographic work produced during the expedition won the Brazil Photography Award – contemporary research (2012). In 2013 she participated in the program “Islan Session”, in the context of the the 9th Mercosul Biennial. That same year, she developed the project [VOSTOK] which consisted of a fictional trip to a prehistoric lake submerged in Antarctica. The project resulted in a virtual publication, a 35mm film, a book and an LP, as well a new performance which had been presented during the 19 edition of the Videobrasil Festival in 2015.

In 2014, she was awarded the Moreira Salles Institute Photography Grant, and used it to develop a research called“MICROFILM”, which ended up winning the Bes Photo international award. She received the Video Art Prize, given by theJoaquim Nabuco Foundation, for the development of a new project called GRÃO [GRAIN]. She recently received the Arts Grant from the Botin Foundation (Spain) for the development of the “Historia Universal de Los Terremotos” project, and is one of the PIPA Prize 2015 finalists. She has exhibitions scheduled for MAM – Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro), Tomie Ohtake , Iberê Camargo Fundation and the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.

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