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 tactfully engage others through populist metaphors while maintaining critical perspectives. Over the past several years, Ricardo has established a research-based practice that utilizes whatever media possible to present the content in a manner that may generate interaction and discussion between participants. Ricardo is based in Brooklyn, NY and his online portfolio is available at: http://www.ambriente.com/.

Ricardo’s work has been exhibited nationally & internationally.

Selected exhibitions include:

inSite_05: Tijuana Calling (http://www.insite05.org/internal.php?pid=15-358);

Time Shift Ars Electronica 2004, Linz, Austria;

Digitafogia, tactical media festival at Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil;

Counter Culture at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC (http://www.newmuseum.org/more_exh_c_counter_culture.php);

artport, gatpage web initiative of the Whitney Museum (http://artport.whitney.org/gatepages/december03.shtml);

L Factor at Exit Art Manhattan, NY (2003);

Alt Digital, The American Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY (http://www.movingimage.us/alt/culture.html#vagamundo);

backup_festival in Weimar, Germany (2003);

InteractivA'03 at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatan, Mexico;

Wireless Park Lab Days, NYC Wireless (http://www.nycwireless.net/labdays/);

Version>03 at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (2003);

Race in Digital Space at the Lucas Complex, University of Southern California (2002);

The Kitchen’s Fourth Annual Neighborhood Street Fair, Manhattan, NY (2002);


Ricardo has also been awarded several awards and honors:

Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship (2006);Turbulence Commission, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (2004); Future of the Present Artist Fellowship from Franklin Furnace (2003); Artist in Residence at Harvestworks Media Center (2002); Electronic Media and Film Program, New York State Artists Grant Award (2003); Artist in Residence at Kunst Seminar, Metzingen, Germany (1998); Artist in Residence at Poznan Academy of Fine Art, Poland (1997)