Bio

Born in Porto (PT) in 1993, Ricardo (he/they) is a queer artist and photographer based in Lausanne (CH) using photography as a tool for escapism, exploration and visibility. Through portraiture, still life and staged images, his work explores the idea of an ever-changing identity, celebrates queer individuals with a focus on collective and self healing purposes, and establishes a reflection on a possible queer gaze.
Education

2019-2021
Higher School of Applied Arts in Photography, CEPV, Vevey (CH)

2015-2019
CFC Photography, CEPV, Vevey (CH)


Work experience

2020-now
Freelance photographer

       2020
Collaborations with Théâtre de Vidy and EPFL, Lausanne (CH)

2018-2019
Fashion photography internship with Alice Rosati,
Paris (FR)


Exhibitions, publications

2021
PhotoSCHWEIZ, Hall 550, Zürich-Oerlikon (CH)

2021
“Prairie”, self-published book

2021
“ECHO”, diploma exhibition, Espace Doret, Vevey (CH)

2021
“The (Real) Book”, publication, EPFL

2020
“L’été sans fin”, exhibition and publication, Espace Doret, Festival Images Vevey

2019
“Liquid Norms”, CEPV open doors exhibition

2019
“Liquid Norms”, self-published book


Workshops

2019-2021
Asger Carlsen (DK) / Eric Nehr (FR) / Geert Goiris (BE) / Cécile Hesse et Gaël Romier (FR) / Peter Puklus (HU) / Vanessa Winship (GB) / Flurina Rothenberger (CH) / Awoiska Van Der Molen (NL) / Rudolf Steiner (CH) / Benoît Jeannet (CH) / Loose Joints (GB) / Regine Petersen (DE) / Stefan Burger (DE) / Anne Golaz (CH) / Elina Brotherus (FI) / Reiner Riedler (AT) / Yann Gross (CH) / Andre Cepeda (PT) / Laia Abril (ES)