ABOUT / short bio

Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo is an art historian from the UCM, Madrid, MA in Cultural Management from Instituto Ortega y Gasset, and she is part as curator of the ICI New York (Bogotá, 2013). After five years living in Chile, in 2009 she moved to Brazil where she was director of Galeria Baró. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was appointed director of the independent art center Pivô. Back in Spain, she has run the LOOP Fair 2017. Nowadays she is living in Barcelona, where she continues working in her researches and new projects.

As a researcher, Ramos is part of History in display (WT), a collaborative project with contemporary artists on critical insertion in Brazilian museums. She is also developing the research Artist working, (thinking on) new economies, about the labor conditions in the contemporary art. Following these two lines of investigation, Ramos curated Emmathomasteca; Error as a star; Sublime and Dystopia, Ícaro Lira: General Field, and WORK – DO +, in São Paulo, Brazil; History is written by the victors, Felipe Ehrenberg 67//15 and its public program Visual scores, and After, Despois, Según, in Madrid, Spain; Rafa Munárriz, Sulla curva chiusa en la Galeria Macca, Cagliari, Italy; The way you read a book is different to how I tell you a story, at Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Germany; and Applications of the various flow theories, with Carlos Amorales and Los Torreznos as guests in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ramos has written several texts for artists –Ricardo Alcaide, Marlon de Azambuja, Alberto Casari, Cristina Garrido, Julius Heinemann, Victor Leguy, Bruno Moreschi, Yoshua Okón, Sara Ramo, Flora Rebollo, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Sara&André, Tercerunquinto or Fábio Tremonte among others– and she also writes for magazines as Arte al día, arthishock and a-desk.org.