Leticia Ramos is an art-scientist; an archaeologist who moves through the centuries studying inventions and the ways in which they represent the world. From historical events and natural phenomena, she builds symbolic connections between politics, science, and imagination where future and past merge into one. In her precise investigation regarding analogue photography, she uses sculpture, scale models and special effects to create imaginary landscapes, narratives and fabulations that are formalized in photography, film, and installation art.
Her works have been exhibited in spaces such as the Tate Modern, Moreira Salles Institute, Itaú Cultural, Fundación Iberê Camargo, Berardo Collection Museum, CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain (Bordeaux), Pivô Art Center; and can also be found in collections such as Fundación Botín, Itau Cultural, Noveo Musee de Monaco, Museum of Modern Art São Paulo - Rio de Janeiro and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.
Ramos-Yzquierdo is an independent curator (although part of ICI New York), with a degree in Art History from the Universidad Complutense and a Masters in Cultural Management from the Instituto Ortega y Gasset. From 2003 to 2015 she lived in Chile and Brazil, where she worked in different institutions and media. Back in Spain, she has been the director of LOOP Barcelona 2017, a resident at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (2018-2019) and is currently professor of Curatorial Practices for the master’s degree at the Escuela SUR in Madrid (Carlos III Univ., Círculo Bellas Artes), a position she combines with regular collaborations in El Cultural and the magazine a-desk.org.
Her main line of work —which she has developed in projects and exhibitions in Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the U. K.— focuses on the analysis of power structures and the possibilities of exerting influence on them through the practice of contemporary art while, at the same time, studying the modes of perception and temporal, socio-political and economic conceptions.