Oswaldo Ruiz

“In my artistic practice, I undertake an anthropological and conceptual exploration of landscape, utilizing both analog and digital photography, as well as video. This exploration delves deep into the intricate connections between physical space, its historical context, and its social dimensions.”

Dry Lagoon Oswaldo Ruiz 2017

Born 1977 in Monterrey, Mexico, Ruiz resides in Mexico City. A former architecture graduate, Ruiz shifted to photography, earning a Master of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins College, London, in 2007. Ruiz worked as studio assistant to the renowned photographer Graciela Iturbide (2015-2019). Mainly working in photography, video and installation he has had fifteen solo exhibitions worldwide and more than ninety group shows in different countries. Ruiz has received prestigious awards, including being selected a member of the National System of Art Creators of Mexico (in 2018 and 2023) and the Acquisition Prize at the XVIII Biennial of Photography of Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City (2018) and the Second Prize at Petrobras-Buenos Aires Photo Award (2006). His work is featured in international public and private collections. Most recently, he established the curriculum and serves as director of the Continuing Program in Photography at the film school ESCINE in Mexico City.

Generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artist Information

Residency Dates Jun 4 — Aug 13 2024

Currently Based Mexico, Mexico

Hometown Monterrey, Mexico

Mediums Photography

Artist’s Website oswaldoruiz.net

Partners National Endowment for the Arts