Riccardo Matlakas is best known for his multi-talented capacity in different art forms including
performance, dance, painting and sculpture.
He obtained a degree in Sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Naples and an MA in Social
Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University.
Riccardo values the context he works in as the main inspiration for his work, finding a common
ground with each culture he connects with. He creates cathartic actions and performances in the
fore-front of current political, environmental and spiritual concerns by digging for the essence of
humanity beyond race and custom. The artist often collects relics from his performances which later
become objects of memory and contemplation. Amongst many residencies and exhibitions abroad
Riccardo Matlakas has performed and shown his work in Moscow Biennale of young artists in
2010, Gwangju Biennale in 2014 and Prague Quadrennial and had his work collected by the
museum of Modern Art in Odessa, Ukraine and the Museum of Palestine in Cape town.