Portrait of Alma Ruiz
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  • Degrees
    MA, Middlebury College & Università di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    BA, University of Southern California
  • Research Interests
    Contemporary Latin American Art, Exhibition Making & Managing​

Alma Ruiz is former senior curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, where she curated numerous exhibitions focusing on the postwar period in the United States, Italy, and Latin America, as well as on emerging artists.

In addition to having served as a guest curator at the Fundación Jumex, Mexico City; the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; and the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles; she has acted as a juror for numerous biennials in Latin America, including the V Panama Biennial, the Tamayo Biennial in Mexico City, and the Second Exhibition of Central American Emerging Artists in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Ruiz has also been a panelist for The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, Creative Capital Foundation in New York, and the U.S. Fund for Culture in Mexico City, and she is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami.

She is currently the curator for the 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala City.