Ricardo Romero (1981) was born in Évora and currently lives and works in Leiria, Portugal.
Self-taught by nature, it is from 1994, assuming the pseudonym/tag “ship”, which started by exploring the mural painting techniques in its various plastic potentialities. From an early age, he adopted an educational and pedagogical stance, using graffiti and street art as facilitating instruments in the relationship with young people and children, being responsible for giving several short courses and workshops for experimentation and artistic creation.
His artistic practice, with a strong influence on urban artistic languages, spans several types of work such as painting, sculpture, photography and video. Since 2004, he has been invited to various exhibitions, public art projects, festivals and publications.
He is the curator and head producer for several Public Art projects, including the social intervention project “Projeto Matilha”, the direction of the gallery and studio “M Gallery & Studio” in Leiria, artistic direction of “UIVO - Ecos de Arte com Animais e Gente Dentro ”, curator of street art festivals “ Paredes com História” (Leiria),“ Contempl'arte” (Tomar), “Estilos Quentes” (Évora), recently, “SOPRO -Marinha Grande”, and producer of “Falu” Street Art Festival in Caldas da Rainha.