Based on research, an interview with the artist, and biographical information, this text presents a reading of Daniel Lind Ramos’s work in relationship to the historic events of the 1797 British invasion of Puerto Rico. The article highlights the importance of history, memory, syncretic practices, and Afro-Caribbean identity in Lind Ramos’s growing body of work which draws from the material economies of his home city of Loíza.
Marina Reyes Franco
Marina Reyes Franco is a Curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC). In 2010, she co-founded La Ene, an itinerant museum and collection. Recent projects include El momento del yagrumo (2021) and La llave / la clave (2021) at MAC, San Juan; De Loiza a la Loiza (2020), a MAC en el Barrio public art commission by Daniel Lind Ramos; Resisting Paradise (2019) at :Pública, San Juan and Fonderie Darling, Montreal; Watch your step / Mind your head (2017)), ifa-Galerie, Berlin; The 2nd Grand Tropical Biennial (2016) in Loíza, Puerto Rico; Sucursal (2014), MALBA, Buenos Aires; as well as numerous exhibitions at La Ene.