Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga approaches art as a social practice that seeks to establish dialogue in public spaces. Having been born of immigrant parents and grown up between Nicaragua and San Francisco, a strong awareness of inequality and discrimination was established at an early age. Themes such as immigration, discrimination, gentrification and the effects of globalization extend from highly subjective experiences and observations into works that tactically engage others through popular metaphors while maintaining critical perspectives. Ricardo’s work has been exhibited at New York City institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Hall of Science, Museo del Barrio, and international venues including Matadero Madrid, Spain; Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; National Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia; Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Awards and honors include HIAP Artist in Residence, Helsinki, Finland (2013); Eyebeam Artist in Residence (2008); New York Foundation for the Arts 2007 Fellowship; Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship (2006-2009).