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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The Western Gate

2016

Belgrade, The White City, is the capital of Serbia and of former Yugoslavia. The Brutalist Genex-Tower is one of the iconic buildings from the Golden Age of Yugoslavia, a twin-tower conceptualized in 1977 and constructed in 1980, also known as The Western Gate. The twin-tower is situated in the west of Belgrade and his connecting bridge made it appear like a gate. One of the towers was the headquarter of the Genex Group, a state-owned export company with 5000 employees which later expanded into various other businesses. The other tower was, and remains till date, a residential tower. The Genex-Group benefited from Yugoslavia’s political position between Russia and the Western Bloc in the Cold War.

The fate of Genex relied greatly on the history of Serbia and Yugoslavia. The Yugoslavian Civil War, economic penalties, the socialist regime, the collapse of the state, nepotism, corruption and a failing economic policy derailed the former giant. According to Serbia’s privatization policy, the State conducted two auctions in order to sell Genex’s shares to investors, but failed. This is the fate of most state-owned companies in Serbia. While the residential tower is still in use, the business tower, after the collapse of the Genex Group, has fallen into neglect. Serbia’s Pro-EU policy and the ongoing economic problems create a nationwide insecurity which strengthen the Pro-Russian opposition.

The view to the west in Belgrade doesn’t reveal only the Genex-Tower, the Western Gate, but underlines the fear and hope of the entry into the European Union.