Born: 1984, Mexico City, Mexico.  Contact: alancruiz@gmail.com

Education:

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. 2015 - 2016 
Yale University, MFA. 
Pratt Institute, BFA. 
Central St. Martins, London, UK. 

Solo Exhibitions:

Against Nature. Wave Hill, Bronx, NY. 2013.

Ground Control. Washington Art Association Project Room. Washington Depot, CT. 2008.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Souvenirs: New New York Icons
Storefront for Art & Architecture, NY. 2017

Settle/Unsettle. Organized by Xavier Acarín
Abrons Arts Center, NY. 2017

Public Formats. Curated by Xavier Acarín
Abrons Arts Center, NY. 2017

The Queens International. Curated by Hitomi Iwasaki & Lindsey Berfond
Queens Museum. Queens, NY. 2016

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program Exhibition.
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY. 2016

Subject to Capital.  Curated by Joshua Lubin-Levy 
Abrons Arts Center, NY. NY. 2016

Minor Acts. Curated by Nova Benway & Joshua Lubin-Levy 
Abrons Arts Center, NY. NY. 2015

Tightened, As If by Pliers. Curated by Leeza Meksin & Joshua Bienko. 
Ortega y Gasset Projects: Knockdown Center, Queens, NY. 2014.

A Union of Voices. Horatio Jr., London, UK. 2014.

The Invitational. Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY. 2014.

Intangible Horizons. ArtSites, Riverhead, NY . 2013.

Trouble Every Day. Curated by Dmitry Komis
Johannes Vogt Gallery, NY. NY. 2013.

"if color then also dimension; if flatness, then texture, etc." Curated by Melissa Levin
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council: Building 110, Governors Island, NY. 2013.

Ulterior Intersections. Curated by Yoab Vera
Vera & Melchor de Arcenegui, NY. NY. 2013.

Archipelago. Curated by Kaegan Sparks 
Westbeth Gallery, NY, NY. 2013.

B-OUT. Curated by Scott Hug
Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY, NY. 2012.

The Quality of Presence. Curated by Dmitry Komis
Chelsea Hotel. NY, NY. 2012. [Read]

100x100. Curated by Wayne Northcross
Triangle Art Association, NY, NY. 2011.

In Case We Don't Die. Curated by Bibi Katholm
KPH Volume. Copenhagen, Denmark. 2011.

Navigating Darkness. Curated by Mira O'Brien & Helen Homan Wu (Opalnest)
Tape Modern. Berlin, Germany. 2011.

Transregional Aesthetics. Curated by Alan Ruiz 
Castle Inn Gallery. Delaware Water Gap, PA. 2011. [Catalogue]

Anonymous Presence. Curated by Yoab Vera
Y Gallery, NY, NY. 2011.

Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial. Curated by Wayne Northcross and Jose Ruiz. 
Bronx Museum. 2011. [Catalogue]

Digital Works. Curated by Marisa Olson 
LBI Foundation for the Arts + Sciences, Loveladies, NJ. 2010.

Power Solitaire. Curated by Whitney Claflin
Partners, New Haven, CT. 2009.

Awards + Residencies

Propagate: Art Pedagogy Retreat. Institute of Arts & Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz. 2017

Abrons Arts Center. AIRSpace Program. 2016 - 2017.

Artist in Residence. Youth Insights Program,  Whitney Museum of American Art. 2015

Rema Hort-Mann Foundation.  Emerging Artist Grant. Nominee. 2015

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. 2013.

Islip Museum Carriage House Arts Grant. 2013.

The Art & Law Program. 2013.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space Residency, New York, NY, 2012.

AIM - Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, 2011.

Yale-Norfolk, Norfolk, CT, 2005.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate Fellowship. 2005.

Lectures + Panel Discussions:

Propagate: Critical Pedagogies 
SFMOMA. 2017

Institution Building: Abrons Arts Center 1975/2017. Lo-Yi Chan, Tim Hartung, Alan Ruiz 
Abrons Arts Center. 2017

Lourdes Correa-Carlo and Alan Ruiz in conversation. Moderated by Christian Camacho-Light.
Knock Down Center. 2017

The Public is in Bits and Bubbles, With Dennis Adams, BB (Francisca Benítez and Christina Bueno), Colby Chamberlain, Lucas Freeman, Marisa Jahn, Ann Lui, Antoni Muntadas, Alan Ruiz, and Gediminas Urbonas
Storefront for Art & Architecture. 2017

INTERSpace: Alan Ruiz & Matthew Schrader. Moderated by Leah Pires, 
Abrons Arts Center. 2017

Mexican Tertulia. CCNY Baxter St. 2016. 

BOMB Magazine: Again, with Feeling.  
MoMA PS1. 2016

"Radical Formalism"
Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies.
New York University. 2014

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. 2013

Wave Hill, Bronx, NY. 2013

Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY. 2011

Professional Affiliations:

Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory.  New York University.  Contributing editor.

Bibliography:

Ruiz, Alan. "Social Object Relations: Window Breaking and Projective Identification". Archinect. 2017.

Ruiz. Alan. "Life After Sundown: Disco Architecture in the Global City". Archinect. 2017.

Ruiz, Alan. "Radical Formalism". Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. 2016.

Burr, Tom. "Again - and again: on the recent work of Alan Ruiz". Queens International 2016 Catalogue. Queens Museum. 2016     

Lubin-Levy, Joshua "Subject to Capital Curaorial Statement". Joshua Lubin-Levy. Subject to Capital. Abrons Art Center. Catalogue. 2016                                                          

Ruiz, Alan. "Western Standards" TDR: The Drama Review, Volume 59, Number 4, New Materialism and Performance. Winter 2015 (T228), pp. 2-3. MIT Press. 

Interview with Youth Insights. The Whit Blog. Whitney Museum of American Art. November 30, 2015.

Ruiz, Alan. "Tom Burr by Alan Ruiz". BOMB Magazine. Winter 2015. 

Ruiz, Alan. "No-Stop City". Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, Issue 23: Blueprints, Rochester University. 2015

Architizer: http://architizer.com/blog/learn-the-building-blocks-of-optical-illusion-architecture/ 2014.

Bronx Art Exchange: http://www.baxnyc.com/2013/11/04/abre-los-ojos-and-see-the-light/ 2013.

Purple Diary. 2013. 

PROJECT Building 110. 2013. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Catalogue.

Eberhart, Jennifer. Examiner.com. 24 September, 2012. 

Esplund, Lance. "Video Artist on Pause, Prodigies in Play." The Wall Street Journal. 9 July, 2011.

Kim, Joy. Yale MFA Painting Catalogue. 2009.