Patricia Werneck Ribas (BR/NL)

Award-winning photographer and video artist, Patricia W. Ribas studied Photography at the Fotoacademie and Audio Visual Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (BFA). She has been teaching Photography since 2007 and her personal work has been shown in several (international) exhibitions and festivals. Next to her artistic practice, she creates photos and videos for cultural organizations.


2009-2014 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Audio Visual Arts, BFA
2008 Histories and Theories of Photography, Leiden University
2001-2005 Fotoacademie Amsterdam, Photography
1998 Universidade de Sāo Paulo, Language and Literature


Het Bos, Antwerp (BE)
Museum DE Pont, Tilburg (NL)
Reykjavik International Film Festival (IS)
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Dortmunder U (DE)
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle
Museum Hilversun
WOW, Amsterdam
Josilda Da Conceiçāo Gallery, Amsterdam
Public Library (OBA) Mercatorplein, Amsterdam

BYOB at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (bring-your-own-beamer)
Club Cultural Matienzo, Buenos Aires (AR)
Manifesta, Amsterdam
Reykjavik International Film Festival (IS)
National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (CN)
Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (NL)
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
Dortmund U (DE)
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam (NL)
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)
WOW, Amsterdam (NL)

5th Pune Short Film Festival, India
Looking for the Small Things, Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam
Festival do Minuto Offline, Brazil
Out the Same, Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam
Goa Short Film Festival, India
Vergankelijkheid, Punt WG, Amsterdam
Jan Hoek Portrait, Mondriaan Fonds, Prospects and Concepts, Art Rotterdam
“Blossom”, Cloud Art, Amsterdam
Mostra de Cinema da Amazonia (MICA), Brazil

Cannes Short Film Festival, France
Noord-Holland Biennale, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn
Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
Eye Film Institute, VAV Eindexamen, Amsterdam
Constant Companion, Rietveld In de Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

Everyzzing, Lokaal VW15, Amsterdam
Hesterveld Storage Space, Amsterdam

Crash, Gallery Windkracht 13, Den Helder
Heesterveld Storage Space Amsterdam

Self-Representations, Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam
Solo Exhibition, Treehouse Gallery, Amsterdam

Snap to Grid, LACDA-Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Flow, Chillerie Gallery, Amsterdam
Publiek, The public as curator, Studio Pulchri, The Hague
Grid Photo festival, Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam

A Month of Sundays (solo), Artist in Residence Production Exhibition, Fiskars
Personally Political, Contemporary-Sensation, Art House Tacheles, Berlin
Deadline, Villa Nuts, The Hague

Face-On, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Antwerp
Study for Love-making (solo) WM Gallery, Amsterdam

Best of Arles Portfolio Prize, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles
Museum Nacht, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
Best Portfolio (group), Cloitre Saint-Trophime, Arles (FR)
Vice-Versa, Castillo Santa Catalina, Cadiz (ES)

Awards and Nominations

Nomination in the Fine Art category at the 10th International Color Awards (2017)
Best Video “Water” theme, Festival do Minuto, Brazil (2015)
Nomination in the Portrait and Fine Art categories at the Photography Masters Cup, 5th Annual (2009)
PANL Sony Awards, silver medal, People and Portraits (2008)
Best Portfolio Exhibition, Arles (2007)
Prix de la Photographie Paris-Third Place Public Choice Award (2007)


2009 Fiskars Artist In Residence, Finland

Other Education

2009 History of Art, Vrije Academy Amsterdam
2008 Philosophy and Modern Art, Vrije Academie
2007 Masterclass with Eric Baudelaire, Arles (FR)
2005 Internship Studio Erwin Olaf