Lives and works in Paris, France.
Member of the PIPA Nominating Committee 2020.
For over 25 years Ricardo Fernandes has built a respected international career as an expert in contemporary art and design. He has lived in Germany, Switzerland and Denmark. Since 2007 he has been firmly rooted in Paris, France. Based upon his extensive international experience working as an art dealer, consultant, curator, scenographer and writer, Ricardo organizes exhibitions in galleries, museums and institutions – worldwide. He has collaborated as a curator, scenographer and light designer for exhibitions at the Art & Crafts Museum (MAO BH), Brazil, Inimá de Paula Museum (MIP BH), Brazil, Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS SP), Brazil, among others. He promotes museums and institutions internationally, like Museu Inhotim BH, Brazil and Bibliothèque Nationale de France BNF, Paris, France as an independent curator. He has collaborated with some important international Museums like the Victor Hugo Museum of Paris, France, The Qingdao National Sculpture Museum, China and the residence program for the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, organizing exhibitions and promoting Art in all its levels. He also links artists and institutions placing artworks at Museum collections. Ricardo actively promotes contemporary art – which includes painting, sculpture, photography, installations and all existent art media. He has produced contemporary art events in Brazil, China, England, France, Germany and the Ukraine, among others. He is also a noted art writer and member of the International Association of Art Critics – (AICA), France, as well as member of the Association of Art Historians of London (AAH), UK, advocating for the Contemporary Art as a mark of our times. Finally, as a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) of New York, USA, he gets the necessary support to the development of projects with Museums and Institutions worldwide.