Spanish-Brazilian artist Sara Ramo (b. 1975, Madrid) presents lindalocaviejabruja, a project made expressly for the Museo Reina Sofía’s Fisuras program.
In a world that is ideologically oriented toward obtaining economic benefit at any cost, Ramo’s work ventures into regions closer to the unconscious, fiction, magic and mythology in order to create narrative resistances that allow her to establish new spaces and temporalities with which to invite viewers to question previously acquired values. Articulated in different formats—primarily video, installation, sculpture, and collage—her work begins by appropriating elements, scenes and spaces from daily life that she reshapes with the goal of removing them from their original context and integrating them into her pieces. Specifically, Ramo explores the moment at which objects cease to have meaning in people’s lives and at which situations of change and loss in their natural order are created, not only in terms of form but also appreciation and significance.
lindalocaviejabruja occupies two spaces in the Sabatini Building, Espacio 1 and the Protocol Room, which Ramo connects with a proposal centered on what she perceives as the implications and difficulties of being a woman. Through spatial interventions, installations, and a video, the artist alludes to the domestic, everyday, autobiographical and popular theatre spheres as well as puzzling and absurd elements that suggest unexpected and open forms of relation with seemingly familiar objects and environments.
Sara Ramo lives in São Paulo, Brazil, and is one of her generation’s most internationally recognized artists. Her work has been shown at a broad range of artistic settings, including the biennials in Venice and São Paulo.