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Gabriela Torres Ruiz

Gabriela Torres Ruiz

Installation, Mixed media, Photography • Born in Mexico City • Studied at Cracow, Poland

Published  30/08/2018   |   Updated  08/10/2021

The way I create visual essays, is developed around my own doubts and curiosities about the mysteries I encounter in the world, through my own personal experiences and interpretations.My work is based in the act of gathering and realigning images, which serves to generate new associations, new figurative and conceptual realities. Inspired by painters from the 19th century, I attempt to evoke to meditation by combining visual material in a way that resembles the arrangement of words in a poem, seeking for a balance among them.

Born in 1970 in Mexico City. Received a scholarship to study architecture at the Cracow University of Technology, Poland. Graduated in 1998. She moved to Berlin in 1996, where she worked as an architect in the office Kleihues + Kleihues until 2013. 2001 began as autodidact with black and white photography. 2007 assists the photographer Stefan Müller (Architecture photography), Berlin. From 2006 to 2014 she worked in theater photography. 2013...

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Born in 1970 in Mexico City. Received a scholarship to study architecture at the Cracow University of Technology, Poland. Graduated in 1998. She moved to Berlin in 1996, where she worked as an architect in the office Kleihues + Kleihues until 2013. 2001 began as autodidact with black and white photography. 2007 assists the photographer Stefan Müller (Architecture photography), Berlin. From 2006 to 2014 she worked in theater photography. 2013 decided to focus solely on art and photography. From 2014 to 2016 mentoring by Timothy Persons (Professor at Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland). 2019 nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019, for the publication Silence, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Gemany. 2020 nominated full member of the German Society for Photography, DGPh, proposed by Ms. Barbara Lauterbach and Mr. Ditmar Schädel (Chairman of the DGPh).

Gabriela Torres Ruiz
#1 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#1 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#2 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#2 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#11 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#11 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#7 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#7 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#10 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#10 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#32 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

#32 from the series Mimesis (diptych)

Limbs, Installation, RotwangHaus, Berlin, 2019

Limbs, Installation, RotwangHaus, Berlin, 2019

#28 from the series Silence (diptych)

#28 from the series Silence (diptych)

Limbs, Installation, RotwangHaus, Berlin, 2019

Limbs, Installation, RotwangHaus, Berlin, 2019

Limbs I

Limbs I

Limbs II

Limbs II

#1 from the series Unfinished Dreams

#1 from the series Unfinished Dreams

#2 from the series Unfinished Dreams

#2 from the series Unfinished Dreams

#3 from the series Unfinished Dreams

#3 from the series Unfinished Dreams

#1 from the series Void (diptych)

#1 from the series Void (diptych)

#41 from the series Silence (diptych)

#41 from the series Silence (diptych)

#16 from the series Silence (diptych)

#16 from the series Silence (diptych)

#5 from the series Silence (diptych)

#5 from the series Silence (diptych)


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2021

The Path of Least Resistance, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2019

Limbs, RotwangHaus, Berlin, Germany

2018

Silence, Galerie im Tempelhof Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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GROUP

2021

Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

2019

Zu-Fall, Cultural Institut, Embassy of Mexico, Berlin, Germany

2018

Lieux de mémoire / Memory places, Pavlov´s Dog Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

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WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Sammlung der Museen Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin

GALLERIES

Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin/Hamburg, Germany | http://www.brockstedt.com/

PUBLICATIONS

AWARDS

2021, Finalist Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy

2019, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019, nominated for the publication Silence.

2018, Shortlisted for the Hariban Award, Kyoto, Japan.

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EDUCATION (detailed)

1998, Architecture, Cracow University of Technology, Poland.

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