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Anthony Ramos

American, b. 1944

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Anthony Ramos

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American, b. 1944

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Anthony Ramos is a performance and media artist, known best for using his art for political activism in the 1970s. Ramos pioneered the use of video art as a means of commenting on and criticizing mass media through appropriating and distorting found footage and images. In his own words, his works “attempt to develop a different perception of events” from “mass mediated ‘truth’.” He is particularly interested in African-American identity, global crises, and the dissemination of news through television. Allan Kaprow, with whom he studied and worked, was a major influence. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Ramos has also served as a video consultant to the United Nations and National Council of Churches. Late in his career, Ramos has shifted to painting as his primary medium.

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Biography

Anthony Ramos is a performance and media artist, known best for using his art for political activism in the 1970s. Ramos pioneered the use of video art as a means of commenting on and criticizing mass media through appropriating and distorting found footage and images. In his own words, his works “attempt to develop a different perception of events” from “mass mediated ‘truth’.” He is particularly interested in African-American identity, global crises, and the dissemination of news through television. Allan Kaprow, with whom he studied and worked, was a major influence. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Ramos has also served as a video consultant to the United Nations and National Council of Churches. Late in his career, Ramos has shifted to painting as his primary medium.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Dia:Beacon
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial