Ricardo Passaporte Lisbon, Portugal, b. 1987


Ricardo Passaporte (b. 1987, Lisbon, Portugal) lives and works in Lisbon. He is a graduate of Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, where he studied Fashion Design. Passaporte has curated and published several catalogues with Germes Gang and Stolen Books Publications.


Ricardo Passaporte’s work draws attention to the hand-drawn, homespun nature of their creation by referencing Outsider Art and engaging with the repetitiveness and impulsivity of graffiti. The artist explores the symbolic nature of found images and uses this material as inspiration to inform his practice. Passaporte takes interest in and raises questions around the nature of making art, as well as the dichotomies between the mass-produced and the uniquely singular art object.


His work has been presented at Câmara Municipal do Porto, Porto; L21, Palma de Mallorca; Steve Turner, LA; Michael Horbach Foundation, Cologne; Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion, Videbæk; Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro; Ruttkowski68, Paris; Eduardo Secci, Florence; Annarumma, Naples; and Museu do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Coa.