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Ambassadors A: Ricardo Ribenboim

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Ricardo RibenboimAllow me to introduce Mr. Ricardo Ribenboim. It's not an easy task, simply because I do not know where to start. When I met him, the empathy was immediately by a wide number of features in common, but clearly differentiated by individual experiences. A sharp look that combines the observation of the details with the depth of forms, from an insider's perspective, certainly born from the heart of who has carved chest: I-Think-Design.

When people told me they wanted to introduce myself to who had been CEO and Vice Chairman of the "Itaú Cultural", I did not think that the meeting would be so relaxed. I was not only in a meeting with a person of a great career, I was in the studio of an artist. A dynamic and flowing conversation where ideas seem to pop up to ceiling into the wide light-filled white office space of the company "Base7 Projetos Culturais", where Ricardo, Managing Director, offered me the privilege of an invigorating exchange of ideas.

Depth is the word that I would use to define the talks with Ricardo Ribenboim. A depth that, in the context of the personality of Richard, reminds me of a lecture by Dr. Paurav Shukla, senior professor at the University of Brighton - UK, in which he speaks about the concept "Deep Luxury" as a manifestation of refinement that arises when the depth of the content will meet with the shape. In this way came the natural interest of creating a successful partnership that unites the experience and broad cultural view of Ricardo with an extensive portfolio of content of the I-VBA, and all in a blend of style, design and good taste, portraying well the inherent characteristics of the parties.

Therefore, it is a pleasure to have the privilege of introduce, not only a new friend and partner, but also a new Ambassador of the I-VBA Institute. An invitation made in the light of who has a socio-cultural vision beyond the boundaries of professional practice, thus enabling their participation will add experience and quality to a team whose common denominator is: a decidedly different mind!


Ricardo Ribenboim is Cultural Administrator, graphic designer and artist. He specializes in Curatorial Design, Management Cultural Programs and Corporate Image. He was CEO of Itaú Cultural Institute from 1997 to 2002, Director of the "Paço das Artes" in 1996 and 1997, Diretor of "Gema Design" office from 1986 to 1995.

He participated in Institutions in the role of Advisor to The Museum of Fine Arts Houston for Latin American affairs, Chairman of the Institute "Pensarte", member of the Board of the "Instituto Arte na Escola", the Army Foundation for Civil Society and the House of Culture of Israel, Cultural Vice President of "GIFE" - Institutions Group Foundations and nonprofit Enterprises, from 1999 to 2002, a member of the National Council for the Encouragement of Culture from 1992 to 1995 and member of the Municipal Councils and State Culture from 1993 to 1994.

Since 2002 he is Director of the Brazilian company "Base7 Projetos Culturais", acting as responsible for planning and design projects for museums and exhibition and he's Chairman of the Board of the Group "Ink" and of the Institute Art + Environment.

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Juan Manuel Valladares

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