Pioneering performance and media artist Anthony Ramos used video as a tool to critique mass media representation, and to give agency to marginalized communities and individuals. In his powerful but rarely seen video works of the 1970s, Ramos sought to combine art and activism, the political and the conceptual. His video works and performances often reference his time in prison for draft resistance during the Vietnam War, and explore mass cultural imagery in relation to African-American identity. Ramos was born in 1944 in Providence, Rhode Island and lives in Eyguieres, France.
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