Mike Ruiz

Born on August 8, 1984 in Victoria, Texas, USA
Currently lives and works in Berlin

University of the Arts Berlin, Germany, 2009-2012
Meisterschüler certificate under Prof. Gregor Schneider

St. Edward's University, Austin, TX, USA, 2002-2007
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (distinction magna cum laude)

Selected Exhibitions
Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo, 2013 (duo) - upcoming
Spectra Vision, curator: Anselm Reyle, Hidari Zingaro, Berlin, 2013
Universalsprachen, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin, 2013
Versions Freestyle, Domain Gallery, 2012 (solo)
From the Age of the Poets, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin, 2012
Handlungsbereitschaft, Kunstsaele, Berlin, 2012
Neue Klasse, curator: Christian Jankowski, Wiensowksi & Harbord, Berlin, 2012
Responsive Eyes, Jacob's Island, London, 2012
You Only Live Twice, Kunsthalle New, Chicago, 2011
Overseas, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany, 2011
Not to be Confused with…, Von Cirne, Cologne, Germany, 2011
The Erasers, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2011
The Real World, 500x Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2011
Blank is the new Blank, Galerie Petra Vankova, Berlin, Germany, 2011 (solo)
MINIMAL MAXIMAL, Al Riwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain, 2010
B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beamer), Bureau Friederich projectstudio, Berlin Germany, 2010
Distorted Viewport, The Forgotten Bar, Berlin, Germany, 2010
An Organized Presentation of a Selection of Items, Raum Kalk, Cologne, Germany, 2010 (solo)
In Science, The Lion Sleeps with the Lamb, Big Medium, Austin, TX, 2010
Aufbau, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, 2010

Selected Curatorial Projects
Gregor Schneider: scheiß e-mails, Future Gallery, Berlin
Metrospective 1.0, co-curated with Carson Chan, Program, Berlin, 2011
Post Internet Survival Guide, co-curated with Katja Novitskova, Gentili Apri, Berlin 2011
Michael Jackson Doesn’t Quit series, co-curated with Ben Aqua, The Future Gallery, Berlin, 2009–2010
Director and co-founder of Future Gallery in Berlin, Germany