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Business As Usual, 2013

Practical People And Practical Ideals

My Kind of Town,2012 dimensions:variableeight moments of political unrest culled from the history of Chicago: the Haymarket Riot (1886), Pullman Strike Riot (1894), Chicago Race Riot (1919), Memorial Day Massacre (1937), Martin Luther King Riot (1968), Democratic Convention (1968), Days of Rage (1969), and Humbolt Park Riot (1977).

These eight stacks where place on McCormick place, after the NATO summit of May 2012.They where remove a week after being installed (not by the artist).




Ramón Miranda Beltrán

Born in Puerto Rico, 1982

Lives and works in Chicago, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico



2012 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA

2008 Universidad de Puerto Rico, BA, Major in Fine Art-photography



2012 Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2011 Honorable Mention Visual Arts Competition Civic and Arts Foundation, Union League Club of Chicago

2008 Medal Humanities Faculty high distinction, in photography Universidad de Puerto Rico

2008 Mention Young Artist Competition, Oriental Bank Tower, San Juan PR


Solo Exhibitions

2012 Pinta New York 2012 Art Projects, Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti New York, NY

"Chicago is My Kind of Town" Julius Caesar, curated by grupa o.k. (Julian Myers and Joanna Szupinska) with Ionit Behar Chicago, Il

2009 Circa 09, Centro de convenciones de Puerto Rico San Juan, PR

2008 Recent Work at Viota Gallery with Walter Otero, San Juan, PR


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 MFA Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Il

2011 "Signos Vitales: Nuevas Adquisiciones del MAC 2009-2011" Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico

"Lo que trajo el Barco, Miguel Luciano, Josue Pellot, Ramón Miranda Beltrán Emerging Puerto Rican artists from N.Y.-Chicago-Puerto Rico" Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, Chicago, Il

2010 Muestra Nacional, Arsenal de la Puntilla San Juan, PR

2009 "Re- velar la estampa" Museo de Arte Pío López de la UPR, Cayey, PR

2nd Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, Arsenal de la Puntilla, Collaboration with Omar Velázquez and Nicole Rodríguez, San Juan, PR

2008 Young Artist Competition, Galería 10, Oriental Bank Tower,San Juan, PR

Publica2, Área lugar de eventos, Caguas, PR


Public Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico Institute for Puerto Rican Arts & Culture Chicago, Illinois, Museo de Arte Pío López, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey, Puerto Rico

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