RICARDO L. CASTRO
gelatin silver print
8 ins x 10 ins; 20.3 cms x 25.4 cms
Castro has participated in numerous photographic exhibitions in Canada and the United States and has also been a contributing writer for various collections of architectural essays. In 1998 his book on Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona (1929-2007) was published by Villegas Editores, Bogotá. In 2006, Olsberg and Castro published their book Arthur Erickson: Critical Works, which accompanied the 2006 exhibition on the recently deceased Canadian Architect at the VAG. Castro was responsible for the design of the exhibition as well as the new photographic material for both the book and the show. In 2009, Rogelio Salmona: A Tribute, was published in English and Spanish versions by Villegas Editores. In 2009, he was elected as a member o the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. His current work focuses on Spanish Baroque Fortifications in the Caribbean, which is part of a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives MCRI, 2008-2014, whose PI is Dr. Juan Suarez at Western University.