Born: 1984, Mexico City, Mexico.  Contact:

Solo Exhibitions:

Frame (traced). Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 2022

Container and Contained. The Kitchen, NY. 2021

Enclosures. Bad Reputation. Los Angeles, CA. 2019

WS-ANSIA. Space 3127, Chattanooga, TN. 2019

Infrapolitics. 1708 Gallery. Richmond, VA. 2019

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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Building Information. Architekturmuseum TU Berlin. Berlin, DE. 2022

Sorting Things Out. Curated by Magnus Schaefer. Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, DE. 2021

Real Estate, F, Houston, TX. 2020

Structures of Feeling. Curated by Piper Marshall. Galerie Maria Bernheim. Zürich, SUI. 2020

it grows between. Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL. 2019.

Overture. Callicoon Fine Arts. New York, NY. 2019

Omnipresence. Curated by Elisa R. Linn, Joseph Lubitz, Ellen Pavey, and Manabu Yahagi. (Catalogue)
The Kitchen, NY. 2018

Housewarming. Curated by Adjustments Agency & Jessica Kwok
domesti. city, New York, NY. 2018

Western Standards
TG, Nottingham, UK. 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minor Acts. Curated by Nova Benway & Joshua Lubin-Levy 
Abrons Arts Center, New York, 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, New York, 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, New York, NY. 2013.

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

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

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

100x100. Curated by Wayne Northcross
Triangle Art Association, New York, 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

New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship (Architecture). 2022

Chinati Foundation, Artist in Residence. Marfa, Texas. 2021

Creative Capital Award. 2019

Creative Campus Fellow. Spring, 2019. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

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:

"Ambient Conditions of Everyday Life" Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX. Online. 2021

"Ambient Conditions of Everyday Life" Alan Ruiz in conversation with Ingrid Schaffner. Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX. Saturday, October 9, 2021. 

"Visions of Clouds" Truant School, Brussels, BE.  July, 27, 2021. Online.

"Codes: Phenomena, Symbols, Messages" Technische Universität Berlin, DE.  Architecture Theory/Philosophy III. June 28, 2021. Online.

"Containing Anxiety for Institutions" Artists or Institutions: Session 1. SculptureCenter and The Artist's Institute. 2021.  Online.

Exhibiting Architecture - Media, Methods, Agents.  Architectural Association Visiting School Zurich. 2020. Online.

Donald Judd Reading Group. "Instigator" The Museum of Modern Art, NY. 2020

"Screens and Protocols" Artist Talk. Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. 2020

"Spatial Alchemy" Creative Capital Retreat, 2019. 

Posenenske Session: Form.  Rey Akdogan & Alan Ruiz. Dia Beacon, Beacon, NY. 2019.

Aeshtetics of Ideology. American Artist, Alaina Clare Feldman, Alan Ruiz. Pioneer Works. 2019. 

Aesthetics of Resistance. Park McArthur, Jason Loebs, Alan Ruiz. Moderated by Liam Consdine. Socialism in Our Time Conference, New York, NY. 2019. 

In Relation Roundtable: Producing Space. Lucy Hunter, Joshua Lubin-Levy, Alan Ruiz
Pioneer Works. 2018

"Radical Formalism"
College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, California.. 2018

"Indirect Action" 
Parsons School of Constructed Environments. 2018

New Iconicities 
Storefront for Art & Architecture. 2017

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


Eichenberg, Kristin. "Tracking Power: Tracking Power: Alan Ruiz Interviewed by Kristin Eichenberg"  BOMB Magazine. April 27, 2022. 

Considine, Liam. "Infrastructure/Aesthetics" Art Journal, 81:1, 81-95. 2022

Schaefer, Magnus. Sorting Things Out.  Galerie Max Mayer, Düsseldorf, DE. 2021

Shafer, Kathleen. "Chinati Artist in Residence Alan Ruiz balances studio practice with research, writing"  Big Bend Sentinel. October 6, 2021. 

Langjhar, Kathy "Systemic Structures are laid bare at The Kitchen's Alan Ruiz: Conatainer and Contained" Architect's Newspaper.  July 23, 2021

Schwendener, Martha. "3 Gallery Shows to See Right Now". New York Times, July 21, 2021.

Ruiz, Alan. "Thank You For Your Flexibility," Movement Research Performance Journal. Spatial Practice (Editor, Issue 54). 2020

Deschenes, Liz.  Ruiz, Alan. "FPS_WS". F-Magazine. REAL ESTATE. 2020

Contemporary Art Daily. February 20, 2020

Sullivan Zoe, Arts Group Evaluates Five Years of Fair-Pay Certification. Next City. 2019.

Myers, Allison. Alan Ruiz: Infrapolitics. Art Papers, October Issue 2019.

Hutcheson, Rachel. Alan Ruiz Infrapolitics at 1708. Lucid RVA. 2019.

High, Thomas. Alan Ruiz's Infrapolitics. Cool Hunting. 2019.

Shields, Rebecca. Infrapolitics by Alan Ruiz at 1708 Gallery. Style Weekly. 2019.  

Lubitz, Joseph. Overture. Brooklyn Rail. 2019.

Lubitz, Joseph. Impasse-Escape. Omnipresence. Whitney Independent Study Program. 2018

Halley, Peter. Portfolio. BOMB Magazine. 2018.

Ruiz, Alan. "2017: Sarah Michelson's September 2017/\ and October 2017/\". Looking Back on 2017: Theater & Performance. BOMB Magazine. 2017.

Ruiz, Alan. "Non-Representational Things: On the Recent Work of Amir Nikravan". Nathalie Karg Gallery. 2017.

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". 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: 2014.

Bronx Art Exchange: 2013.

Purple Diary. 2013. 

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

Eberhart, Jennifer. 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. 


New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations and Social Systems. Executive Committee, President.

A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, Member.

Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory.  Advisory Board.


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