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, cultural loss, discrimination 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.  Miranda has been based in Brooklyn, New York since 2001 and is an Associate Professor at Hunter College Department of Film & Media Studies.
Miranda’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil, El Matadero, Madrid, España, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, The National Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY.
Miranda has also been awarded several grants and honors including an Artist Residency and Commission by HIAP, Helsinki, Finland (2013), El Matadero, Madrid (2011), 2008 Eyebeam Artist in Residence, New York Foundation for the Arts 2007 Fellowship, Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship (2006-2009), Turbulence Commission, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. Commission (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).