Ricardo Báez (Caracas, 1983) is a graphic designer who focuses on book design. After dropping out Design School, Báez worked –from 2004 to 2012–, along with Venezuelan renowned designers such as Eduardo López, Carlos E. Rodríguez and finally w/ Álvaro Sotillo (AGI member and 2005 Gutenberg Prize) at the Visión Alternativa Design Studio and the Laboratorio de Tipografía de Caracas Research Center. Báez’s work has been shown in Japan, England, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, USA, Scotland, Belgium, Argentina and Venezuela.
More recently, he has been involved with photobooks as designer, editor, curator and collector. Contact

Awards, Features, Exhibitions, Talks:
–– Jury member. CDF. Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, Uruguay. 2018
–– Walter Tiemann Preis shortlisted. Germany. 2018
–– Best Book Design from all over the World. Stiftung Buchkunst, Germany. 2018
–– 10×10’s CLAP! Reading Room. FoLa (Fototeca Latinoamericana), 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 PhotoBook Awards 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, 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
–– Graniph Design Award (Bronze) – Tokyo, Japan. 2007

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