Sara Ramo, Spanish-Brazilian artist from Madrid, Spain. Photography © S. Ramo
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
I am a visual artist, of Brazilian-Spanish origin, my artistic beginnings go all the way back to Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil. It was there that I graduated and had my first individual exhibition.
2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?
I like the museums that I know closely, the ones that I worked with and had good experiences. I also like museums that are able to communicate with all types of public, which work across class distinctions, cultural prejudices, and question the Western hegemonic point of view.
3.How important are social networks in your business? And which platform do you prefer and why.
I really don’t know. My use of social media is very limited, at least until now I haven’t really used social media as a way of promoting my work. At the moment, I follow a few art centers and museums on Instagram. But I usually find content in specialized sites, which are freer as they can create their own formats of presentation.
4.What are your future projects?
I’m working on a project about possible worlds, about the story of a confined woman who tries to find different solutions for a collapsed world, but ends up losing herself a little bit on the way.
5.To create greater engagement among museums, artists and professionals, do you have any advice for cultural projects such as #MuseumWeek?
Unfortunately, I still don’t know enough of the #MusuemWeek, but I think, in general, that more horizontality between powers and more transparency in decision-making (with regard to collections, selected artists, etc.) would help to create an atmosphere of proximity in the artworld as a whole.
Interview by Fabio Pariante, journalist
Sara Ramo on social networks: Instagram
Sara Ramo (Madrid, 1975) is a multifaceted Spanish-Brazilian artist. Her art explores photography, collage, video art and sculpture, and every work tells various themes such as the unconscious, fiction, magic and mythology to create new horizons and reflections in the observer.
Ramo explores the moment when objects no longer have a meaning in people’s lives and therefore situations of change and loss are created, not only in terms of form but also of appreciation and meaning.
She has exhibited in various parts of the world, including at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, at the Venice Biennale, Contemporary Art Brasileira nas colecoes do Rio at MAM in Rio de Janeiro, Panorama da Arte Brasileira at the Marco Museum, Vigo in Spain, Photography Brasileira em Berlim at the Neue Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin and Translado, Festival Photo Espana at the Real Jardin Botanico in Madrid. Sara Ramo lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.