Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries

Visual Arts

Francisco Ricarte

Francisco Ricarte is Portuguese, born in 1955. Since 1976 has been a photo enthusiast, initially on B&W format, later also on using color. He moved from Portugal to Macau, China, in 2006 and in the same year also “migrated” to the digital processing image. This part of the world has been fascinating him since arrival, but also allowed him to see with “new eyes” his former “world”.

Photography has always been a critical way of expressing his view of the world, being on a professional basis (Architect and urban planner since 1979) or personal view. How photo helps to foster our understanding of what surrounds us (being built or being nature) has been his challenge and pursuit since early photo days – he has developed a no of “photo sets” summarizing his views, which, sooner or later, will be exposed to a larger audience.

Further, he is also passionate of the Arts – place, memory, and identity are his passion words and intellectual themes, mostly regarding urban matters, visual culture, literature, and poetry.

 

Exhbitions

Open Future – Collective Exhibition

28th August — 22nd September, 2018

“Contemporary life is one that undergoes constant transformation, in the context of spaces, time or memory; we live with a heave, being hemmed in by each other and heaped praise on one another.” Creative Macau will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on 28 August 2018 with “OPEN FUTURE” – Collective Exhibition. Our creative members are […]

SOMEWHERE

8th February — 17th March, 2018

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION In artists’ eyes, things aren’t just what is seen, but what is seen within. “Somewhere” is not about specific places – they may be anywhere. The photo series “Somewhere“ is photographer’s try of capturing the “within silence“ and sublime presence of a number of places. There were about 20 colored photos that […]

“Whatever You Make, Make It Yours” – 14th anniversary collective member exhibition

28th August — 23rd September, 2017

Individual works could express strong individuality and uniqueness. Through this collective exhibition, the artists will creative the masterpieces with various art forms. Such as photography, print making, oil painting, tile painting, etc. The idiosyncratic and distinct thoughts will be gathered. And those will bring us the extraordinary ideas and experiences. Demonstrating the local creative talents’ […]

“Here & Now” 13th anniversary members exhibition

27th August — 30th September, 2016

Adalberto Tenreiro, Alexandre Marreiros 馬偉圖, Armelle de L 李亞美, Chan Un Man 陳遠問, Cristina Vinhas 李詠雅, Duarte Esmeriz, DWG, Elói Scarva, Fernando Simões, Francisco Ricarte, Ho Si Man 何思敏, João Miguel Barros 包偉鋒, Lai Sio Kit 黎小傑, Laura Che 謝小醉, Li Li 李黎, Lúcia Lemos, Madalena Fonseca, Marina Carvalho, Mavin Zin 冼遙廷, Noah Ng 吳方洲, […]

“RICH LIFE” – 12th anniversary group exhibition

28th August — 30th September, 2015

Creative Macau (CCI) will hold a grand opening ceremony of “Rich Life” Members Exhibition and bring stunning music performance to celebrate its 12th Anniversary on Friday, 28 August, 2015. The grand opening ceremony will start at 6pm with a set of live acoustic and electronic music played in a combination of different instruments by the […]

“Symbols In Cultures” 11th anniversary group exhibition

28th August — 13th September, 2014

SYMBOLS IN CULTURES Everywhere we look in societies are forms of symbolic representation, which identify and illustrate different culture, philosophy, and lifestyle. Thinking that symbols in society are unconscious forms of communication in the way of social, ideological, political concepts and many others, they are important and integral elements in understanding a culture and a […]

“Make A Wish” 10th Anniversary Group Exhibition

28th August, 2013

MAKE A WISH is the theme of our 10th anniversary exhibition proposed to all Creative Macau members. Twenty six members across the twelve different creative fields of advertising, architecture, craft, design, designer fashion, film and video, interactive leisure software, music, performing arts, publishing, software and computer development, and visual arts were interested and are displaying […]