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Ricardo Okaranza // fotograf

Born in Donostia – San Sebastián (Bask Country) in 1959
Resides in Berlin

In physical terms we inhabit space, but in emotional terms we are inhabited by memory. A memory composes of a space and a time, a memory inside which we live, like an island between two oceans, one the past, the other the future.

José Saramago, the notebook

since 2008
· independent photographer

2008
· CIMDATA – Medien-Akademie Berlin
Studies in Photoshop, Indesign, Final cut

2002-03
· DFFB – Deutsche Film u. Fernseh-Akademie Berlin
Studies in Film Analysis and Film History

2001
· Bundesfilmarchiv Berlin
Internship in Film Conservation

1992
· ICCROM – Unesco Academy Rome
Diploma in Scientific Principles of Conservation

1987-88
· Ex-Monastero della Trinità | Brescia | IT
Diploma in Easel Paintings Conservation
Dissertation Topic: Wooden Polychromed Sculpture

1985-87
· Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro | Palazzo Spinelli | Florence
Diploma in Conservation of Wooden Artefacts

1976-81
· Universidad de Barcelona
MA in Humanities and Geography

2016
· Art Residence
Fogo Island / Newfoundland / Canada

2010
· Art Residence
Banff Centre / Canada

2000
· Roland Lauder Grant
Internship in MOMA

1992
· Grant by the European Union
Conservation Studies at ICCROM – Unesco Academy Rome

1986-88
· Grant by Diputación de Gipuzkoa
Conservation Studies in Florence and Brescia

1985-86
· Grant by San Sebastián City Hall
Conservation Studies in Florence

2017
· Mendebaldera | Real Club Naútico San Sebastián
San Sebastián/Donostia, Basque Country, Spain

2016
· Nuit Blanche Saskatoon | curated by Wayne Baerwaldt
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

2011
· Melanchotopia | curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen
Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art
Bilderberg Parkhotel | Rotterdam | NL | www.wdw.nl

2010
· Un Certain Regard | solo exhibition | lorch+seidel galerie | Berlin

2009
· Flohmarkt, Nacht | solo exhibition | Wilde Gallery | Berlin
· Calgary Nocturnes, Lanes | solo exhibition | Illington Kerr Gallery | Calgary
· Sled Island Music Festival of Art + Design
· Tape Modern #7 – Black | Tape Modern | Berlin

2008
· Inventory #1 | Wilde Gallery | Berlin
· Nuit Blanche Toronto | curated by Wayne Baerwaldt

since 2008
· independent photographer

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2000-07
· Skulpturensammmlung | Bode Museum | Berlin
Conservation of Polychromed Italian Terracotta Sculptures | XV-XVI C
Jacopo della Quercia, Andrea della Robbia,
Michele da Firenze, Vincenzo Onofri

1999
· Museum of Modern Art New York
Conservation of Charles & Ray Eames, “Glider Nose”, 1943
Examination and Treatment Proposal
of Baranoff-Rossiné’s “Symphonie n°1”,1913

1996-2000
· Bundesdenkmalamt | Vienna
Conservation of Michael Pacher’s Altar in St. Wolfgang | AT
Conservation of Wiener Neustädter Altar | St. Stephan | Vienna
Conservation of Sculptures at the Admont Abbey | Styria | AT

1991-96
· Albayalde Conservation Studio | San Sebastián | ES
Conservator of Polychromed Sculptures
Projects included:
Museo Diocesano | San Sebastián
Museo de Bellas Artes | Vitoria
Museo Julio Beobide | Zumaia
Iglesia de San Esteban | Larraul | Main Altarpiece XVII C
Iglesia de San Juán Bautista | Hernani | Altarpieces XVII C
Private Collections in the Basque Country

1988-91
· Arteleku Regional Government Conservation Studio | San Sebastián | ES
Conservator and Studio Co-Ordinator
Projects included:
Conservation of Bidaurreta Altarpiece XVI C
Conservation of Albiztur Altarpiece XVI C
Conservation of Murinondo Madonna XVI C

1988
· Teatro Ponchielli | Cremona | IT
Analytical Study of the Polychromed Layers
of the Architectural Decorations Prior to Conservation

1983-85
· Museo de San Telmo | San Sebastián | ES
Apprenticeship | Conservation of Wooden Artefacts