NADA Artadia Award, Miami 2019

Daniel Lind-Ramos, <em>Armario de la Conciencia</em>” 2012. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan.

Daniel Lind-Ramos, Armario de la Conciencia” 2012. Courtesy of Embajada, San Juan.

NADA and Artadia are pleased to announce Daniel Lind-Ramos as the recipient of the 2019 NADA Artadia Award, a $5,000 unrestricted, merit-based Award granted to one artist exhibiting at the fair. Lind-Ramo’s work is exhibited at Embajada, booth 9.10 at NADA Miami 2019.

A jury comprising two curators, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Curator, Contemporary Design, Hintz Secretarial Scholar, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and Gean Moreno, Curator of Programs, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, selected Lind-Ramos. This is the thirteenth time NADA and Artadia have partnered to present the Award.

In a joint statement, Cunningham Cameron and Moreno noted: “Comparing artists from so many places is always a challenge. But Daniel Lind-Ramos’s looming sculpture “Armario de la conciencia” stood out to us for its visceral materiality and impressive range of references. It transcends its immediate context, reminds us of long and complex historical narratives, and stands as a testament to the foundational role that the African diaspora has played in shaping the Americas."

Daniel Lind Ramos obtained a Bachelor’s Degree at Universidad de Puerto Rico in 1975. In 1980, he earned his MFA from New York University. In 1989, he was the first artist to be awarded the Fundación Arana Scholarship, which allowed him to study that year in Paris, France, where he attended at Antonio Seguí’s Studio at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He received the First Prize at the Salon International Val D’or at Hyères in the South of France (1990), the Delegation Prize at the Salón Internacional de Plástica Latina at Meillant, France (2000), among other achievements. In 2002, he was selected for a Public Art Project to develop a series of five sculptures in the town of Loíza, Puerto Rico, in homage to Santiago Apostol. Currently, he is a Senior Professor and at Universidad de Puerto Rico’s Recinto de Humacao, Puerto Rico. Lind Ramos has participated both solo and group exhibits in Africa, Haiti, France, Dominican Republic, United States and Puerto Rico. In 2019, he was selected to participate in the Whitney Biennial in New York City.

Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports artists with unrestricted Awards followed by a lifetime of program opportunities. Artadia is unique in that it allows any artist to apply, engages nationally recognized artists and curators to review work, and culminates in direct grants. Since 1999, Artadia has awarded over $5 million to more than 330 artists in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.