Portrait of Alma Ruiz

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

In addition to having served as the curator of the 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala City; the Fundación Jumex, Mexico City; the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; the Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires; and the Fowler Museum at UCLA, she has been a panelist for The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, Creative Capital Foundation, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the U.S.-Mexico Fund for Culture, and Artadia Los Angeles.

Ruiz is a member of the advisory committee for Self Help Graphics and Art’s Sinks: Places We Call Home as part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science initiative for September 2024.

Curatorial Practices