Ricardo Alcaide was born in 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela.
He currently lives and works in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Hinged between the poetic and the political, his juxtapositions of images and objects question how people cope with economic and social exclusion in different environments. He has been interested in the Latin American Modernist Movement’s often un-acknowledged debt to vernacular world architecture.
Recent exhibitions include: Solo exhibition, von Bartha Basel, Basel (2017); Down The Line, Johannes Vogt gallery, New York; Good News, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York; Informal Order, SITU project, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo (2016); A historia da imagem, curated by Leda Catunda, SIM Galeria, Curitiba; Monochrome Undone, SPACE, Sayago & Pardon Collection, Irvine, California; Not Much Further, Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo. México DF; One Phenomenon Among Others, Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo; Líneas de la mano, Sicardi Gallery, Houston; Forma critica, Cristinger De Mayo Gallery, Zurich (2015); Displacement, Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery, Miami; Settlements, Baró galeria, São Paulo; The Language Of Human Consciousness, Athr gallery, Jeddah. Saudi Arabia; Donde Hay Protesta Hay Negocio, Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan de Puerto Rico (2014); Solo Project, Curated by Jose Roca. Pinta NY Art Fair, New York; Incidental Geometry, Project Room - Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York; Visão Do Paraiso: Pensamento Selvagem, curated by Julieta Gonzalez and Pablo Leon de la Barra, Rio de Janeiro; From Disruption To Abstraction, New Art Projects Gallery, London (2013); Prototipo Vernacular, Oficina #1, Caracas, Venezuela; Optimismo Radical, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2012). His work is part of the following collections: MAR, Museo de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro. Sayago & Pardon, Los Angeles, CA. LIMAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima, Zabludowicz Collection. London. Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas.