Ricardo Alcaide is currently doing an artist residency at Pelaires Gallery, during which he will work on the piece that the Gallery is set to present at the upcoming ARCO fair. Ricardo Alcaide became a collaborator of Pelaires Gallery after he participated in the group show "The Cave Wall Was Always There" (September 2018) curated by Adam Thomas and was represented by the Gallery at ARCO 2019. He is now one of the permanent artists represented by Pelaires.
Ricardo Alcaide (born in 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Sao Paulo based artist whose practice explores Latin-American Modernism and its aftermath within cities. His work examines the relationship between architecture, economic precocity and urbanism. Often referring to notions of detritus, concealment and settlement, his works are a sensitive attempt to reveal the overlooked, bringing to our attention marginalised places and demographics. Bringing the viewer subtly closer to the most marginalised places and demographics, his works are all about care and intimacy, and they are always poetic and implicitly political.