I am a multimedia artist who uses photography, video, installation, graphics, performance, sounds, and text to creatively investigate issues related to the urban space. Immigration, globalization, past and present history of buildings, and shared-public city spaces are among the themes that inform my work. I am interested in articulating conceptual ideas regarding our society into a thought provoking critical language. The concept and the presentation/realization are inherently tied to one another to create provocative work. I describe my practice as a combination between the documentary and the fine arts. My work is layered with theatrical-like imagery and challenges social and artistic conventions with drama, humor, and irony.
Hatuey Ramos-Fermín (pronounced: Ahtway Rahmos Fairmean) is a Dominican born, Puerto Rican raised educator and multimedia artist.
In 1995, he received a scholarship to study at Puerto Rico's San Juan Art League until 1997. He then continued at the University of Puerto Rico where he received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 2002. During his undergraduate tenure, Ramos-Fermín was awarded the university’s Presidential Scholarship to go to study in New York City as an exchange student of art and theater at Hunter College C.U.N.Y. (1998-1999). Following his B.A., the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education awarded him the HSP Huygens Programme for excellent students (2006) to complete his M.F.A. in Photography at St. Joost Art and Design Academy in Breda, The Netherlands, (2007). His artistic work has been exhibited internationally in The Netherlands, United States of America, and Puerto Rico.