Ricardo Mbarkho is a Lebanese artist, director, researcher, and assistant professor.
In his work, he investigates the transformation of cultural industries into creative industries in the digitalization age. His research is focused on communication, language, and human relations.
His artworks and lectures are presented in prestigious art events in Lebanon and abroad. Ricardo Mbarkho received his Diplomas from University of Paris 13 (PhD), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and Ecole Supérieure d’Etudes Cinématographiques, France, and from Institute of Fine Arts - Lebanese University, Lebanon.
completed an exchange study program at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He is represented by Mark Hachem gallery.His videos are shown in international venues and online.
He was the art director and organizer of the Festival International de Film et Vidéo de Création at Beirut between 2004 and 2010 where he defended an alternative audiovisual practice resisting mainstream propaganda.