Alma Ruiz 

Senior Fellow at Sotheby’s Institute of Art/Claremont Graduate University, and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami. She is former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles where she curated numerous exhibitions focusing on the postwar period in Italy and Latin America and presenting the work of Magdalena Atria, Maurizio Cattelan, Lygia Clark, Carlo Cruz-Diez, Gego, Magdalena Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Julio LeParc, Piero Manzoni, Ana Mendieta, Ernesto Neto, Hélio Oiticica, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Rosângela Rennó, Mira Schendel, Francesco Vezzoli, and many others.

In addition to having served as the curator of the 20 Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City, she has been a guest curator at the Fundación Jumex, Mexico City; the Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires; the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; and the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles. Ruiz has acted as a juror for numerous exhibitions and biennials in the United States and Latin America and as a panelist for The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and Creative Capital Foundation in New York, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage n Philadelphia, and the U.S. Fund for Culture in Mexico City.