Born in 1970 in Mexico City. Received a scholarship to study architecture at the Cracow University of Technology, Poland. Graduated in 1998. Moved to Berlin in 1996, where I worked as an architect in the office Kleihues + Kleihues untill 2013. 2001 began as autodidact with black and white photography. 2013 decided to focus solely on photography.
Current and upcoming exhibitions
-8. Charity Art Auction, Telefonseelsorge. Berlinische Gallery / Museum of Modern Art. Berlin
-Gabriela Torres Ruiz, solo exhibition, Galerie Brockstedt, Hamburg.
Exhibitions and awards
-Shortlisted for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017, Germany. Free / Conceptual Photography.
-Shortlisted for the Hariban Award 2017, Kyoto, Japan.
-Fourth prize at Art Olympia Competition 2017. Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
Overseas-based Judges (Overseas initial review and final review): Florence Derieux: Curator of American Art of the Centre Pompidou Foundation. Brett Littman: Executive Director, The Drawing Center, previously Deputy Director of MoMA PS1.
Simon Njami: writer and independent curator, lecturer, art critic and essayist. Chu Teh-I: Artist, Founder and Director of the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, professor of the Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts. Kara Vander Weg: Director at Gagosian Gallery, New York.
-Gabriela Torres Ruiz, solo exhibition, Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin. February
-Festival de la Photographie Mediterranéenne Photomed, at Station, Beyrouth, Lebanon.
-Silence, Gabriela Torres Ruiz, solo exhibition, Galeria Trzecie Oko - Leica Cracow, Poland.
-7. Charity Art Auction, 60 Jahre Telefonseelsorge Berlin. Preview of the artworks, Mianki Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Exhibition catalog.
-7. Charity Art Auction, 60 Jahre Telefonseelsorge Berlin. Auction at the Berlinische Gallery /
Museum of Modern Art, Berlin, Germany. Exhibition catalog.
-Umbral 28, Sound and Art Festival, MACO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Mexico
-Collective, exhibition of nominated artists for the Art Prize 2016 House at Kleistpark, with the series Espacios. Berlin, Germany. Jury: Mark Gisbourne (Chairman); Barbara Esch Marowski (gallery director); Elisabeth Lux (artist); Thibaut de Ruyter (curator and art critic); Diana Sirianni (artist)
-Shortlisted for the Hariban Award 2016, presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, combines a 150-year-old analog technique with the new vision of digital-age photography.
-Photomed, selected as part of the 12 winners of the Festival de la Photographie Mediterranéenne, with the series Arraigo, Sanary-Sur-Meer, France. Exhibition catalog. Art director: Philippe Serenon.
-Exhibition Chashama´s Art is Everywhere at 4 Times Square, New York, USA
-Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, York St Mary´s, York, UK. Aesthetica Magazine and York Museums Trust, with the series Silence. Exhibition catalog. Jury: Cherie Federico: Co-founder & Managing Director of the Hiscox Collection; John Keane: Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize winner 2015; Phillip Prodge: Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
-Extrañamiento, Gabriela Torres Ruiz and Nin Solís, Casa de las Culturas Contemporáneas, BUAP, Puebla, Mexico. Exhibition catalog
-HSBC Prix pour la Photography, finalist, with the series Silence. Paris, France. Artistic Advisor 2016: Diane Dufour, Curator and former director of Magnum Photos, Paris