Rubén Ortiz Torres

Rubén Ortiz Torres

Mexico

(Mexico, 1964). Using a diverse array of artistic practices including photography, video, film, installation, and painting, Ortiz explores areas of cultural intersection and interrelations between Mexico and US, and resulting hybrid aesthetics. He studied visual arts and graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, UNAM, in Mexico City. In 1990 he obtained a Fullbright scholarship to study at the California Institute of the Arts, where he received an MFA. His work has been exhibited internationally in such exhibitions as Rubén Ortiz Torres –High ‘n’ Lo, Laxart, Los Angeles (2008); Changing the Focus: The Art of Latin American Photography (1990-2005), Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA (2010); Presencia Flagrante, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City (2009); Apariciones fantasmales. Arte después del movimiento chicano, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2008); TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, The High Museum os Art, Atlanta (2008); Ultrabaroque: Aspects of Post-Latin American Art, MCA San Diego (2000); The 10th Sydney Biennale, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1996); Xicano Ricorso: A Thirty-Year Retrospect from Aztlán, Museum of Modern Art, New York (1994); Desmothernismo, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA (1998); Chil.A.ngo, Centro Cultural la Raza, San Diego, 1993. His films and videos have additionally been included in numerous international film and video festivals. Ortiz is currently a Faculty Member in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. Rubén Ortiz Torres lives and works in Los Angeles and Mexico City.    

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