Riccardo Wolfgang Gay Luger was born in Como, Italy, in 1976. He spent his early years in Venezuela, then moved to Spain and now is based in London, United Kingdom. He showed interest in art and photography,  having the support of his family he was guided into Contemporary Art by Adriana Cifuentes. 

Riccardo studied Business and Photography, then worked in Venezuela and Spain. He started an advertising agency in 2007 in Madrid called  Lugermedia / Picante and worked closely with the gallerist and artist Federico Luger.

Now he does art projects and exhibits his work using his second name Wolfgang as artistic last name, Riccardo Wolfgang. Also he does special commissions and some works as commercial photographer.  

In his series Portrait Enigma, has captured many contemporary artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs like Nancy Spielberg, Mikhail Friedman, Bernard Henry-Levy, Franklin Evans, Rosita Missoni, Gabrielle Di Matteo, Igor Eskinja, Luca Pozzi, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Giovanni Rizzoli, Abdelkader Benchamma, Radhika Khimji, Gianni Pettena and many curators, gallerist, characters in the art world.

Award winner of the British National Photography Award -Second Round- and The Wedisson Award.

Riccardo works with curators or individuals  to construct exhibitions with images of different series showing the influence of the selection of works and themes (sometimes even to create a new theme). it brings up questions in the field of relevance and flexibility of the artist, art world and curatorial work.



Business and Administration, Universidad Metropolitana. Caracas, Venezuela (1995-2000)

EFTI School of Photography. Madrid, Spain (2012)

* Turner Prize (2012)

* Venice Biennale  (2013)

* Whitney Museum (2014)

(*) Didn’t do any of the above marked