Her main focus is on analysing the perception of the work of art in society and its consideration as labour. This study started with Artist working, (thinking on) new economies, a report and exhibition about labour conditions within contemporary art, done in collaboration with the sociologist Ana Leticia Fialho. The project was selected in the Forum International Artist on the Market / 4th International Workshop do Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik der TU Berlin, 2015, and in the 9th Midterm Conference (ESA-Arts 2016), Porto, Portugal. In October 2016 they made “Workshop significa loja do trabalho? Discussão sobre as condições laborais do artista e seu status como trabalhador” [Worshop means a shop for jobs? Discussion about artists labour condition and their status as worker], the first public phase of the survey, at .Aurora, São Paulo, Brazil.
Ramos-Yzquierdo is likewise part of History in display (WT), a collaborative project with contemporary artists on critical insertion in Brazilian museums. In December 2016, she was part of the editorial committee of the magazine Periodico Permanente n.7, www.forumpermanente.org, in which the group presented several projects and other international reflections on the museification process of the History, as well.
Following these two lines of investigation, she 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, Depois, Según, in Madrid, Spain; Rafa Munárriz, Sulla curva chiusa in Cagliari, Italy; The way you read a book is different to how I tell you a story, Munich, Germany; and Applications of the various flow theories, with Carlos Amorales and Los Torreznos as guests in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She has written several texts for artists –Ricardo Alcaide, Marlon de Azambuja, Luiza Baldán, Omar Barquet, Alberto Casari, Cristina Garrido, Mauro Giaconni, Gianfranco Foschino, Julius Heinemann, Anna Israel, José Luis Landet, Janaina Mello Landini, Victor Leguy Bruno Moreschi, Yoshua Okón, Rodolpho Parigi, Renta Poljak, Pontogor, Sara Ramo, Flora Rebollo, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Sara&André, Tercerunquinto, and Fábio Tremonte– and she also writes for magazines as Arte al día, arthishock and a-desk.org.
Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo has a degree on Art History from the UCM, Madrid, she is MA in Cultural Management from Instituto Ortega y Gasset and has a diploma in Corporate Communications from Universidad de los Andes de Santiago de Chile. She started her career in Spain at Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado and as editor and coordinator of masdearte.com. In 2003 she moved to Chile, where she collaborated with MAVI, MAC and Centro Cultural de España. As of 2009 she lives in Brazil where she was director of Galeria Baró. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was appointed director of Pivô, where she was responsible for the initial structuring and launching. In 2016 she was part of the Group of Critics in the Centro Cultual São Paulo, following its Exhibition Programme. She is curator of the Associate Artists Programm, Liverpool Biennial & ICI. Nowadays she is living in Barcelona, where she has run the LOOP Fair 2017. Currently she continues working in her researches and new projects.