Spatial Alchemy


Alan Ruiz

Alan Ruiz is an artist whose work explores the way space is produced both as material and as ideology.

Artist Bio

Spatial Alchemy is part of an ongoing body of work that explores the way seemingly benign architectural and environmental elements reflect or reproduce social hierarchies. One facet of this research is dedicated to the legal form of property called “air rights” and the privatization of sunlight.


Award Year
2019
Status

In Progress

Alan Ruiz

Brooklyn, NY

Alan Ruiz is an artist whose work explores the way space is produced both as material and as ideology. His work has been shown in exhibitions at the Queens Museum, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Kitchen, TG, Nottingham, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.  His writing has been featured in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, Millenium Film Journal, TDR, BOMB Magazine, Archinect, Headmaster, and InVisible Culture, among others. He has participated in residencies with Whitney Museum’s Youth Insights Program, Abrons Arts Center and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Ruiz received an MFA from Yale University and was a fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program. He teaches at Pratt Institute and in the Department of Visual Studies at The New School.

Photo credit: Travis Brown