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Ricardo Báez (Caracas, 1983) is a graphic designer who focuses on editorial design. Interested mostly in the relationship between design and photography, he has been involved with the development, edition, design and promotion of photographic projects in form of books.
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Mentions / Selections
Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño. Editorial Design selection, Spain. 2020
10×10’s Clap! Reading Room. FOLA®, Argentina. 2017
Los mejores libros de fotografía del año. PhotoEspaña. Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, Spain. 2017
10×10’s Clap! Reading Room. Hirsch Library. Houston Museum of Fine Arts, USA. 2017
PhotoBook Bristol’s Dummies and First Book Table selection, England. 2016
III Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño. Matadero Madrid, Spain. 2012

Awards / Acknowledgements
Silver Medal. LadAwards, Latin American Design Awards. Lima, Perú. 2020
The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Jurors’ Special Mention Books About Books shortlist. USA / France. 2019
Honorary Appreciation. Best Book Design from all over the World. Stiftung Buchkunst, Germany. 2018
The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Award First PhotoBook 2017, USA/France. 2017
1st Prize Dummy Award Kassel 8. Kassel FotoBook Festival, Germany. 2016
Special Mention at Les Rencontres d’Arles Dummy Book Award, France. 2016
The White Ravens. Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Germany. 2012
Bronze medal. Graniph Design Award, Japan. 2007

Shorlists
Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles, France.2020  
Dummy Award Kassel Shortlist. Kassel FotoBook Festival, Germany. 2020
Premio al Mejor Libro de Fotografía del Año PhotoEspaña Shortlist, Spain. 2020
Walter Tiemann Preis shortlisted. Germany. 2018
The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Award Catalogue of the Year 2017 shortlist, USA/France. 2017
Unseen Dummy Award shortlist, Netherlands. 2016
Mack’s First Book Award shortlist, England. 2016

Talks
Librofoto & La Fotolibrería Holandesa Online Program. Ricardo Báez talks with Alejandro León Cannock, Martín Bollati and Laura Carbonell. Caracas, Venezuela. 2021
Librofoto & La Fotolibrería Holandesa Online Program. Introduction by Ricardo Báez. Caracas, Venezuela. 2021
Librofoto & La Fotolibrería Holandesa Online Program. Contemporary Photobook Design from the Netherlands with Rob van Hoesel and Sybren Kuiper. Moderated by Ricardo Báez. Caracas, Venezuela. 2021
Librofoto & La Fotolibrería Holandesa Online Program. Monsanto®: A Photographic Investigation. More than a (photo)book, with Mathieu Asselin and Sergio Valenzuela Escobedo. Moderated by Ricardo Báez. Caracas, Venezuela. 2021
Open Lecture: Diseño Gráfico y Marca Cultural. Case Study: GBG ARTS.
Licenciatura en artes visuales. Universidad Católica del Uruguay. Montevideo, Uruguay. 2021

Once upon a time… Online public program (Photobook Focus). Atelier NŌUA. Double Dummy. Oslo, Norway. 2020
10×10 Photobooks #InstaSalon. Online talk. New York, USA. 2020
Curso/Discurso (The Book) Talk feat. Gonzalo Golpe. Fiebre Photobook Fair. Madrid, Spain. 2019
A Photobook is a Book Talk feat. Carmen Alicia Di Pasquale & Álvaro Sotillo. Hacienda La Trinidad PC. Caracas, Venezuela. 2019
Visiones sobre el fotolibro: creación y divulgación de la imagen fotográfica. Martin Parr: Souvenir exhibition. MAMU. Bogotá, Colombia. 2019
Curso/Discurso Talk feat. Gonzalo Golpe. Ivory Press (Madrid), Spain. 2018
Photobook design Talk. CDF. Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, Uruguay. 2018
Monsanto®: A photographic Investigation. What’s in the book and what’s in the photobook?. International Photography Festival San Jose Foto, Uruguay. 2018
10×10’s Clap! Talk. Aperture Foundation – New York, USA. 2016 
Workshops
Campo Fotolibros, Programa de producción. Design Module. Online course. 2021
Edición fotográfica y narrativa visual, lead by Gonzalo Golpe. Design module. Online course. 2021
Photo & Design: Separated when they growed up, Workshop. ENCMYK – CDF. Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, Uruguay. 2019
Re-Editing, Re-designing, Re-visiting: Robert Frank’s The Americans, Workshop. FOLA®, Argentina. 2018
Why does design matter in a photobook? Workshop. La Cueva Casa Editorial. Madrid, Spain. 2018
FotoTaxi, Workshop. FOLA®, Argentina.  2017

Exhibitions (as participant)
50 years, 50 books. Masterworks from Martin Parr Library. Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles. Arles, France. 2019
Graphic Design Festival Scotland International Poster Exhibition, Scotland. 2017
XXXVII Exposición Los mejores libros para niños y jóvenes. Banco del Libro, Venezuela. 2017
Sol Calero’s Casa de Cambio. Art Basel, Switzerland. 2016
Sol Calero’s Caracas. Sala Mendoza, Venezuela. 2015
XXXV Exposición Los mejores libros para niños y jóvenes. Banco del Libro, Venezuela. 2015
Sagrario Berti’s Realidades Instantáneas. Sala TAC, Venezuela. 2015
XVII Salón Jóvenes con FIA. Inside/Out the Book, Venezuela. 2014
Tribute to Juan Sánchez Peláez. GBG ARTS®, Venezuela. 2013
XXX Exposición Los mejores libros para niños y jóvenes. Banco del Libro, Venezuela. 2010
British Council’s 21st Century Souvenirs, Venezuela. 2007

Exhibitions (as curator and space designer)
Carmen Araujo Arte gallery, Caracas. 2020-2021:
Librofoto & La Fotolibrería Holandesa. 2021
La imagen fotográfica y la fotografía. 2020 / 2021
Paralelismos: Selección de fotografías (1975/86) del archivo de la Fundación Luis Brito. 2020
GBG ARTS® gallery, Caracas. 2009-2012:
Antología Visual: Juan Sánchez Peláez. 2013. Co-curated with Carmen Alicia di Pasquale
Ética-Estética-Política. 2013. Curated by María Elena Ramos. Exhibition design by Ricardo Báez and Mario Matos
Harry Abend. 2014
El papel del dibujo. Starsky Brines. 2015
Homenaje a la materia. Ricardo Benaim. 2015
Interludio de madera. 2015
Oasis: La fotopintura y la pictofotografía. 2016
Monumento Nacional. Daniel Benaim. 2017

Jury member
Premio Eugenio Mendoza 16. Sala Mendoza, Venezuela. 2021
International Jury member. Best Book Design from all over the World. Stiftung Buchkunst, Germany. 2019
Jury member. FOLA® Photobook Award, Argentina. 2018
CDF Ediciones. Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo. Uruguay. 2018
Interviews
Ricardo Báez. Serie Diseño de fotolibro. Parte 3. Diseño en Venezuela, 23.12.2020
León Cannock, Alejandro, Entrevista a Ricardo Báez, LUR, 9.07.2020
La evolución aparece cuando se retan los límites (I). By Alejandro Sebastiani Verlezza. La Cueva Casa Editorial blog. 19.02.2019
Photobooks: from the idea to its final shape; an interview with Ricardo Baez. By Sara Maneiro. Miami Institute of Photography blog. 08.12.2017
Entrevista a Ricardo Báez sobre el photobook Clap! Contemporary Latin American Photobooks: 2000-2016. By Adriana Conde. JOIA Magazine. 2017
Entrevistas: Antologia apresenta 130 fotolivros latino-americanos contemporâneos selecionados por especialistas. 07.08.2017

Work included in publications
A Book on Books. Victionary, Hong Kong. 2021
The Illustrated Ape (The Pass it on Issue), England.  2015-2016
Snímky Archive (2008-2009, 2011), England.  2011
Snímky (Fall 2008), England. 2008

Press
Con toda la muerte al aire: Una mujer descuartizada y la potente reconstrucción visual de un caso policial emblemático. El Diario AR. 18.05.2021
Sobre Curso y Discurso de Golpe, Báez y Marote: A vueltas con el lenguaje. Olmo González. Diciembre, 2020
Fisheye magazine #35. Amérique Latine. Révolution Permanente. 04.2019
Ricardo Báez. El poder de la imagen del libro. SYL, 15.08.2019

Website Credits
Books reproductions: Daniel Benaim Ginnari,(VE, USA)
Texts: Sagrario Berti (VE), Ricardo Báez (VE)
Web design: Estudio Blende, (UY)
Typeface: NT Bau de Nodo Type Foundry (MX)
IG: @ricardoantoniobaez
 



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