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Axline Lecture: Daniel Lind-Ramos
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May 17, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Jacobs Hall

$0 – 15


Presented in partnership with the San Diego Museum of Art, the 2024 Axline Lecture features Daniel Lind-Ramos (b. 1953), a sculptor and painter whose monumental works channel the history of Caribbean culture and investigate the use of everyday found objects.

Lind-Ramos' artwork is included in MCASD's upcoming exhibition, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today, on view from April 18, 2024, to July 28, 2024.

***The lecture will be in Spanish, with live Spanish-to-English translation available via headsets at no extra cost. Headsets will be available on a first come-first serve basis in Jacobs Hall. We highly recommend arriving early to secure a headset.***


5:30 – 6:30PM: Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today available for viewing in Strauss Galleries.

6PM: Doors Open in Jacobs Hall. Refreshments available for purchase by The Kitchen.

6:30PM: Axline Lecture with Daniel Lind-Ramos. Moderated by Jessica Berlanga Taylor, Director and Curator, Stuart Collection, University of California San Diego.

There will be a standby line for walk-ins, subject to ticket availability. The Axline Lecture will also be posted after the event concludes: here.

About Daniel Lind-Ramos

Daniel Lind-Ramos was born in Loíza, Puerto Rico in 1953. He studied at the University of Puerto Rico: BA. (1975), New York University: MA. (1979).

Exhibitions: 2023: São Paulo Biennial: "Choreographies of the impossible", 2023: Institute of Contemporary Art Museum Biennial, Boston Massachusetts, 2023: The Nature of Art, San Pittsburgh Museum of Art, "El Viejo Griot: Una historia de todos nosotros", MOMA PS1, New York, USA (2023), the Cleveland Triennial (2022), National Gallery, Washington DC. (2022) Galería Nacional de Puerto Rico (2022), Sarasota Art Museum, SWEAT Collective Show, Hause Der Kunst, Munich, Germany, Storage of Memory at Marlborough Gallery, New York, Whitney Museum Biennial (2019) in New York.

Collections: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Florida, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, Guggenheim Museum or Art, New York, National Gallery, Washington, DC, Pérez Museum of Art Miami, Rollings Museum, Orlando, FL, Santa Bárbara Museum, Los Ángeles, CA, Galería Nacional de Puerto Rico, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, Cleveland Museum of Art.

Lind-Ramos has received the McArthur Foundation's Genius Fellowship Award 2021, USA Artist Fellowship Award 2021, Artsy Vanguard 2020, African's Out-Joan Mitchell African residency, the Joan Mitchell scholarship, the Pérez Museum Prize, the Nada Artadia Award.

About Jess Berlanga Taylor

As an accomplished curator, writer and art project manager, Jess Berlanga Taylor has curated numerous exhibits and commissioned more than 40 works of art, 11 of which were created for public spaces in Mexico City. As a bicultural and bilingual art professional, Berlanga Taylor has focused on projects specific to historical and notable locations, as well as socially engaged art. She has led the design and implementation of education projects, seminars and workshops for a wide array of audiences including students and emerging artists. Berlanga Taylor has published 3 books, over 100 articles, essays, catalogs and magazine reviews and a comprehensive survey of 20 years of contemporary art in Mexico.

As Director of the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego, Jess Berlanga Taylor holds a highly visible leadership position in public art on campus, locally, nationally and internationally. She develops and directs public relations, educational outreach and public service programming that promotes the Stuart Collection, creates deeper appreciation for UC San Diego and advances the understanding of art and cultures in the context of broader international conversations. She also works with the Stuart Collection International Advisory Board and collaborates with other arts leaders on campus, demonstrating a commitment to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion.

About Axline Lecture

Since 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The San Diego Museum of Art have partnered to present a distinguished member of the art world to speak to our shared audience through The Axline Lecture. Axline lectures feature leading cultural thinkers, scholars, architects, and artists. Recent speakers include former museum director Philip de Montebello and art historian Dr. John Richardson, Ana de Avelar, Trevor Paglen, Annabelle Selldorf, Narcy Laurence, Cathy Opie, Sebastião Salgado, El Anatsui, William Kentridge, Maya Lin, Charles Ray, June Edmonds, Sergio Hernandez and others.

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