About

Ricardo Báez is a Venezuelan graphic designer who focuses on editorial and book design, art direction and cultural brand design. More recently he has been involved with the development, edition, design and promotion of photographic projects in the form of book or photobooks, forming part of different jury prizes (Best Book Design from all over the World. Stiftung Buchkunst, Germany; FOLA® Photobook Award, Argentina and CDF Ediciones, Photography Center of Montevideo, Uruguay) and participating in photo-editorial teams (Fotorevista: Acacias-Common Books, England and SUR. Latin American Photobooks Journal, Argentina / USA / Spain). Between the most outstanding recognitions they are: 1st Prize Dummy Award Kassel 8. Kassel Fotobook Festival (2016), The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation “First Photobook” Award (2017) and Best Book Design from All Over the World. Honorary Appreciation. Stiftung Buchkunst (2018); all these mentions associated with the book design of “Monsanto®: A Photographic Investigation” by Mathieu Asselin. Lately he has been nominated to The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards “Jurors’ Special Mention –Books About Books–” shortlist for the book “Printed Photography in Venezuela” by Sagrario Berti. He is the founder of the design studio called Tipografía Báez® together with his partner Andrea Gámez, who operate from Venezuela, working with design teams in Chile, Mexico and Argentina. Contact

Awards, Features, Exhibitions, Talks, Workshops:
–– Curso/Discurso (The Book) Talk feat. Gonzalo Golpe. Fiebre Photobook Fair. Madrid, Spain.  2019
–– The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards “Jurors’ Special Mention –Books About Books–” shortlist. USA/France. 2019
–– A Photobook is a Book Talk feat. Carmen Alicia Di Pasquale & Álvaro Sotillo. Hacienda La Trinidad PC. Caracas, Venezuela.  2019
–– 50 years, 50 books. Masterworks from Martin Parr Library. Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles. Arles, France. 2019
–– Visiones sobre el fotolibro: creación y divulgación de la imagen fotográfica. During Martin Parr: Souvenir exhibition. MAMU. Bogotá, Colombia.  2019
–– Photo & Design: Separated when they growed up, Workshop. ENCMYK – CDF. Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, Uruguay.  2019
–– International Jury member. Best Book Design from all over the World. Stiftung Buchkunst, Germany.  2019
–– Jury member. FOLA® Photobook Award, Argentina.  2018
–– 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
–– Curso/Discurso Talk feat. Gonzalo Golpe. Ivory Press (Madrid), Spain.  2018
–– Photobook design Talk. CDF. Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, Uruguay.  2018
–– Jury member. San José Photo Fest, Uruguay.  2018
–– Walter Tiemann Preis shortlisted. Germany.  2018
–– Honorary Appreciation. Best Book Design from all over the World. Stiftung Buchkunst, Germany.  2018
–– FotoTaxi, Workshop. FOLA®, Argentina.  2017
–– 10×10’s CLAP! Reading Room. FOLA®, Argentina.  2017
–– Extra Magazine #22. FOMU (Fotomuseum Provincie Antwerpen), Belgium.  2017
–– Graphic Design Festival Scotland International Poster Exhibition, Scotland.  2017
–– The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Award “First PhotoBook” 2017, USA/France.  2017
–– The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Award “Catalogue of the Year” 2017 shortlist, USA/France.  2017
–– Los mejores libros de fotografía del año. PhotoEspaña. Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, Spain.  2017
–– XXXVII Exposición Los mejores libros para niños y jóvenes. Banco del Libro, Venezuela.  2017
–– 10×10’s CLAP! Reading Room. Hirsch Library – Houston Museum of Fine Arts, USA.  2017
–– 10×10’s CLAP! Talk. Aperture Foundation – New York, USA.  2016
–– 1st Prize Dummy Award Kassel 8. Kassel FotoBook Festival, Germany.  2016
–– Special Mention at Les Rencontres d’Arles Dummy Book Award, France.  2016
–– Unseen Dummy Award shortlist, Netherlands.  2016
–– MACK’s First Book Award shortlist, England.  2016
–– PhotoBook Bristol’s Dummies and First Book Table selection, England.  2016
–– Sol Calero’s Casa de Cambio. Art Basel, Switzerland.  2016
–– The Illustrated Ape (The Pass it on Issue), England.  2015-2016
–– 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
–– III Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño. Matadero Madrid, Spain.  2012
–– The White Ravens. Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Germany.  2012
–– Snímky Archive (2008-2009, 2011), England.  2011
–– XXX Exposición Los mejores libros para niños y jóvenes. Banco del Libro, Venezuela.  2010
–– Snímky (Fall 2008), England.  2009
–– British Council’s 21st Century Souvenirs, Venezuela.  2007
–– Bronze medal. Graniph Design Award, Japan.  2007

Interviews:
–– “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

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