Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries

Visual Arts

Francisco Ricarte

Francisco.ricarte@gmail.com

Mobile: +853 66121377

 

Francisco Ricarte is Portuguese, born in 1955. Since 1976 has been a photo enthusiast, initially on B&W format, later also on using colour. 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 a passionate of the Arts – place, memory and identity are his passion words and intellectual themes, mostly regarding urban matters, visual culture, literature, and poetry.

 

Recent exhibitions:

2016:

  • Macao Annual Visual Arts Exhibition 2016 – Western Media Category – group exhibition, MSAR’s Cultural Affairs Bureau

2015:

  • Creative Macau – “Rich Life” group exhibition

2014:

  • Creative Macau – “Symbols of Culture” group exhibition
  • Orient Foundation, Macao – “Autumn Salon 2014” group exhibition

2013:

  • Creative Macau – “Make a wish” group exhibition
  • Orient Foundation, Macao – “Autumn Salon 2013” group exhibition

 

Description:

Solid experience and knowledge in Macao urban and architectural design.

Professional teamwork experience in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.

Experience in the law enforcement in Macao for urban planning and development.

Exhbitions

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 […]