Alan Ruiz

Visiting Adjunct Professor (Fall 2023)

Alan Ruiz is an artist whose work examines the protocols that shape and condition space through economic, aesthetic, and social systems. He has exhibited in both national and international contexts—including the Kitchen, the Queens Museum, CCS Hessel Museum, and the Storefront for Art & Architecture—through site-responsive installations that explore the way institutions, and the architectural structures that contain them may reflect social hierarchies and unconscious processes. His investigation of what the built environment may contain extends into the discursive form of writing and public programs. Ruiz has lectured and participated in public events at Dia: Beacon, the SculptureCenter, the Artist’s Institute, and the Chinati Foundation (where he was also a 2021 Artist-in-Residence). Additionally, his writing has been published in ArtForum, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Archinect, ED, Millenium Film Journal, BOMB Magazine, and the Movement Research Performance Journal. Ruiz received a 2019 Creative Capital Award for his project Spatial Alchemy, was a 2015–2016 fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and received his MFA from Yale University. He has taught classes at the Rhode Island School of Design, Wesleyan University, the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons, and currently teaches at Eugene Lang, The New School. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems.

Alan Ruiz artwork
Alan Ruiz. WS-C-62A; WS-C-62B, 2021. Aluminum Composite Panel, Glass, Plywood, Steel Studs, Existing architecture. The Kitchen, New York.