Ricardo Nunes is a documentary photographer, graphic designer and photo­book publisher, currently based in Bremen.

Family Time

Exhibition
2023

For Sale

2019 – 2022

Von Wolkenschäden

2023

Abendbrot

Die Zeit
2022

Treibgut

2023

Manmade

ongoing
since 2020

A One Storied Country

2022

Places of Disquiet

2017

Selected Portraits

2015 – 2023

The Hunter, the Woman & the Hut

2022

Defensive Architecture

2017

Was wären wir ohne euch

Zeit Online
2022

Tolyatti

2019

The Western Gate

2016

Free Chico

Spiegel Online
2018

Informal Mosques

2015

Ricardo Alves Ferreira Nunes is a documentary photographer, graphic designer and photo­book publisher. While emphasizing on photography, he designs and publishes books and is therefore part of The Velvet Cell, an independent photo­book publishing house based in Berlin. Besides of that he also teaches at Kunstschule Wandsbek. Currently based in Bremen and Hamburg, but travelling several times per year to Portugal.

Exhibitions

2023

  • 46. Bremer Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst

    (Städtische Galerie Bremen)

2018

  • Between the Lines

    (Galerie Mitte, Bremen)

  • Die andere Sicht

    (Osthaus Museum, Hagen)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (Deichtorhallen Hamburg)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (Goethe Institut Hanoi Vietnam)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (Goethe Institut Mexico City Mexico)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (Landesmuseum Koblenz)

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    (NRW-Forum Düsseldorf)

2017

  • Beograd — White City

    (Hinterconti, Hamburg)

  • The Modern City

    (Spedition, Bremen)

2016

  • Conflict?

    (Markuskirche, Hannover)

  • Photokina

    (Leica-Galerie, Upcoming Masters, Köln)

2015

  • Crisis — What Crisis

    (Galerie Mitte im Kubo, Bremen)

Awards

2017

  • Gute Aussichten. Junge deutsche Fotografie

    New German Photograpy

  • International Photography Grant

    Shortlist “Best Architecture”

2016

  • International Photography Grant

    Shortlist “Best Story” and “City”

Biography

since 2019

  • Teaching at Kunstschule Wandsbek

    Hamburg / Bremen

since 2018

2014 – 2017

  • Master of Arts, Culture and Identity

    University of the Arts Bremen (GER)

2010 – 2014

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Design

    University of Applied Sciences and Art Dortmund (GER)

2012

  • Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology

    Bangalore (IND)

Feel free to get in contact
info@ricardonunes.de
+49 177 684 1579

 

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For Sale

2019 – 2022

Portugal built an average of 80,000 houses a year between 1986 and 2007, which is equivalent to one house every five minutes. After Spain, Portugal has the most vacant houses in Europe. Today, Portugal, which has a population of 10 million inhabitants, has two million too many houses, of which 730,000 are completely empty (as of 2011), the rest are secondary residences.

The construction boom began in the 2000s, during this time there was a kind of gold rush atmosphere, as my father describes. The country seems to prepare for an unexpected, but enormous population growth. Plots of land and houses were bought, sold or exchanged as if in a frenzy, or as my father says to cherish In the old days you got rid of everything. Entire neighbourhoods were planned in advance and streetscapes with parking, signage and lanterns were planted like trees. These planned neighbourhoods are often still connected to the public water and power grid and are for sale even now.

The real estate marketers who advertise these plots with a personal picture are the first and last inhabitants of these settlements not planned for humans. The global financial crisis in 2008 brought everything to a standstill and revealed the immense overproduction of homes. Portugal is littered with such neighbourhoods, which have become wild urban parklands. These unbuilt houses were never meant to be homes for their inhabitants, but were pure investment objects from the beginning.