Ricardo Miranda ZuÃ±iga
Ricardo Miranda ZuÃ±iga grew up between Nicaragua, and San Francisco. Although his formal
education has been within the borders of the United States, his personal perspectives and ideology have been molded by a bicultural reality, consisting of such polar elements as Disneyland and the Nicaraguan Leftist Revolutionary movement. A bicultural upbringing tied to a multidisciplinary education has lead to work that attempts to cultivate interaction with the viewer and may include performance, sculpture, video and audio, the Internet or a combination of all. The principle behind the work is communication as a creative process.
Over the last several years Ricardo has focused his explorations on the effects of globalization. Themes from urbanization and immigration are investigated through the lens of economics – in order to present a critical perspective of how economic realities formulate not only the world we live in, but also more importantly the lives we lead.
Ricardo’s work has been exhibited internationally. Selected exhibitions include: Timeshift, Ars Electronica 2004, Linz, Austria; Counter Culture, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC; Whitney Museum artport, gatpage (http://artport.whitney.org/gatepages/december03.shtml); public.exe: Public Execution (2004) and L Factor at Exit Art Manhattan, NY (2003); Alt Digital, The American Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY (2003); NYC Wireless, Wireless Park Lab Days (2003); Version>03 at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (2003); InteractivA’03 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatan, Mexico; Race in Digital Space at University of Southern California (2002); The Kitchen’s Fourth Annual Neighborhood Street Fair, The Kitchen, Manhattan, NY (2002)
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