Daniel Lind-Ramos (b. 1953, Loíza, Puerto Rico) uses found and gifted objects of personal, communal, and regional significance—such as debris, decorative objects, and everyday tools—to produce meticulously detailed assemblages that explore the traditions and histories of Afro-descendant communities in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and around the world. The artist’s largest museum exhibition to date, this presentation showcases more than 10 large-scale works that weave together Lind-Ramos’s multi-layered practice, including many new and previously unexhibited sculptures. Featuring works that reveal the fast-disappearing local traditions of agriculture, fishing, cooking, and carnival alongside landmark sculptures that examine the repercussions of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the exhibition will culminate with several large-scale works made within the last year that address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on local communities.
Daniel Lind-Ramos lives and works in Loíza, Puerto Rico. He received a BA from the University of Puerto Rico and an MA from New York University. He was the recipient of a 2019 Joan Mitchell Foundation grant; the 2020 Perez Prize; and in 2021, he received a MacArthur Award. Lind-Ramos has been featured in solo and group exhibitions globally, and his works are in major collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Perez Museum, Miami; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan; and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan.