Born May 21st 1965 in Brasília, Brazil
Bachelorate in Social Communication, Centro de Ensino Unificado de Brasília, CEUB – concluded in 1986
Photography - Self taught since 1979
Ricardo Junqueira was born in Brasília, on May 21st 1965, where he lived until he was 22 years old. He started taking photographs in 1979 and became a professional photographer in 1984. From the beginning, he strived to research and reach results where technique was as important as artistic expression and creativity.
In order to develop as a photographer he moved to São Paulo, Brazil's commercial capital, in August 1988, where he worked in several photographic studios in advertising, whilst always maintaining a preoccupation with the artistic side of photography. Testament to that is the fact that he always tried to combine both aspects - the artistic and the commercial - in his work either by employing unconventional research techniques or methods of production in his commercial work, or by using, where possible, the income from his commercial work to support his artistic endeavour, which was show-cased in exhibitions and publications.
From January to August 1991 he co-coordinated a centre for research, portfolio assembling and exhibitions at the Collectors Gallery in São Paulo.
In 1992, he ceased to be an assistant and conquered a share of the highly competitive professional photography market in São Paulo, where he published photographic essays on several newspapers and magazines. He also worked on commission for advertising companies such as JW Thompson, DPZ, Grottera, Parra, Stalimir, Great and more.
From 1993 to 1994 he taught photography at Escola Panamericana de Arte at São Paulo, a major art school in Brazil.
In 1996 he moved to Natal, in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, in search of a better quality of life and to conquer new professional horizons. This is where he now lives and works.
Ricardo is a member of Abrafoto - Brazilian Association of Advertising Photographers since 1999.
IV Photographic Research Centre Competition - CEUB - Brasília - May 1987.
APAC Prize 1990 - Special Category for the Macbeth Mauser exhibition - November 1990
APAC Prize 1992 - Best photographic work of the year - November 1992
Bank of Brasilia Prize - 1st "Celebrating Brasilia" Photographic Art Salon - April 1994
Columnists Prize - North/Northeast Natal region - April 1998
Bárbaro Prize - Natal - November 1998
Columnists Prize - North/Northeast Natal region - April 1999
Estampa Competition - Architectural Photography - 1st prize - July 2001
Ecosystem – IDEMA – Nature photography – 2nd prize – July 2006
X Visual Arts Salon of Natal – Acquisition prize – January 2007
2ND ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP – Honorable Mention - October 2007
IV Black and White Spider Awards – nominee – November 2008
3º Salão Abraham Palatinik de Visual Arts – selected – dez. 2009
XI Marc Ferrez National Photography Prize – jul. 2010
"Expoarte" Brasília Univerity - oct. 1985.
''Rock Brasiliensis'' - Galeria Funarte / Brasília - jun/jul. 1986.
10 th anniversary honorship for JK - Museu de Arte de Brasília - sept/oct. 1986.
"Levante Centro-Oeste" - The Distrito Federal Culture Foundation" - mai. 1987.
Two contemporary photographers from Brasília Galeria Funarte / Curitiba - oct/ nov. 1987.
Iconógrafos - 16 photographers today - Visual Arts Museum of Rio de Janeiro apr. 1990.
Iconógrafos - 14 photographers today - Modern Art Museum of São Paulo - jul /aug. 1990.
21st São Paulo Biannual - Biannual Foundation of São Paulo - oct/dez. 1991.
Language Babel - "Mezanino da Sala Villa Lobos" - National Theatre of Brasília - jun/jul. 1992.
Ciclo Clic - Clube de Criação de São Paulo - oct/nov 1992.
"Outros Suportes” - Galeria Documenta - São Paulo - mai. 1993.
The Brazilian contemporary photography Panorama from the 50's to the 90’s - International month of Photography - Sesc Pompéia São Paulo - may. 1993.
A look upon Josef Beuys - Art Museum of Brasília - feb. 1994.
Brazil - 500 years of Design - Triennalle de Milano Milão -Italy - sept. 2001.
IX Visual Arts Salon of Natal – January 2006
X Visual Arts Salon of Natal – Natal – January 2007
A 4 Mãos – Galeria Colorida – Lisbon - Portugal – october.2008
Coletivo Potiguar – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – São Paulo – mai/jun. 2009
Coletivo Potiguar – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – Brasilia – jul/ago. 2009
Coletivo Potiguar – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – Rio de Janeiro – nov. 2009/ jan. 2010.
DeVERcidade – Fortaleza – fev. 2010
Sertão Mar – SBPC – Natal - jul. 2010
Atopos - Eliana Carneiro - Sala Martins Penna Nationa Theatre of Brasília - aug. 1987.
Provisoriamente Paixões (Passions: Temporarily) - A setting procedure - Brasília - apr. 1989.
Distrito Federal Cultural Foundation - Brasília - may/jun. 1989.
Provisoriamente Paixões (Passions: Temporarily) - São Paulo - aug. 1990.
Macbeth Mauser - scenes of a tragedy - Sala Villa Lobos National Theatre - Brasília - abr. 1991.
Retrospective - Theatre and Dance - Scene games - Sesc Theatre Garage Brasília - sept. 1990.
Macbeth Still Mauser - Martins Penna room - National Theatre of Brasília - apr. 1991.
Herbarium - Li Photogallery - São Paulo - mar. 1996.
Herbarium - Espaço Cultural 508 - Brasília - sept. 1996.
Herbarium - Espaço Cultural Idea Haus - Natal - aug. 1997.
"A Cara da Casa" (The Face of the House) - Casa da Ribeira - Natal - jul. 1999.
Casa da Ribeira - A space and its steps - Natal - mar. 2000.
V.I.P. - Espaço Emporium Cadeiras Natal - sept. 2000.
Herbarium - Natal Shopping - Natal - sept. 2001.
Herbarium - IBRIT - Milano - Italy - oct. 2001.
V.I.P. - Very Important People - Casa da Ribeira - Natal - nov. 2002.
C.A.S.A. Tribunal de Contas do Estado RN - Natal - jun. 2003.
Cana – Solar Bela Vista – Natal – nov. 2003
c.a.s.a. – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – Brasília- dec.2003
Cana – The sugar-cane universe in Rio Grande do Norte – jan. 2004.
c.a.s.a. – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – São Paulo- jul.2004
c.a.s.a. – Cultural center of Caixa Economica Federal Bank – Salvador- jan.2005
Cana – The sugar-cane universe in Rio Grande do Norte – MUBE - São Paulo - sep. 2005
Seletivas – Imã Fotogaleria - São Paulo – sep./oct. 2006
Trilhas do Rio Grande do Norte – Natal – jan. 2007
Herbarium – Hiato Gallery – Juiz de Fora MG – out/nov 2009
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