Finalist in PIPA Prize 2015 and one of eight the winners of the 2016 Fundación Botín Fellowship for the Plastic Arts, Leticia Ramos worked from 2016 to 2017 on a project called “A História Universal dos Terremotos” (“The Universal History of Earthquakes”). The result of this research can be seen at “Itinerarios XXIII”, in which Ramos participates along the other seven grant receivers, Adriá Juliá, Aleix Plademunt, Katinka Bock, Levi Orta, Oriol Vilanova, Pedro Neves Marques and Regina de Miguel.
The project takes as its starting point the 1775 earthquake in Lisbon which, followed by a tsunami and a fire, had a deep impact in Portugal’s history. The event was translated by Ramos through photographies, a book and a sculpture – the latter, strongly related to the pombaline cage (“gaiola pombalina”), a symmetrical wood-lattice framework aimed at distributing earthquake force created in Portugal after the Earthquake –, which, although with no historical or documental claims, retell the story of the Earthquake.
The exhibition is on view through April 16th, 2017. See below the works that make up “A História Universal dos Terremotos”, by Leticia Ramos:
“Itinerarios XXIII”, featuring Adriá Juliá, Aleix Plademunt, Katinka Bock, Leticia Ramos ,Levi Orta, Oriol Vilanova, Pedro Neves Marques and Regina de Miguel
On view from February 18th to April 16th
Fundación Botín Exhibition Room
Calle Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, 3
Working hours: mon – sun, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.