José Manuel Ruiz, Toledo [España], 1984.
Full research professor - Central University of Ecuador, School of Arts - Quito, Ecuador (2016-at present).
Full research professor - Universidad de las Américas, School of Architecture and Design - Quito, Ecuador (2015-2016).
Researcher at MIDECIANT Lab - International Museum of Electrography - Innovation Center in Arts and New Technologies - Cuenca, Spain (2008-2014).
Doctor PhD of New Cultural and Artistic Practices – University of Castilla-La Mancha, School of Fine Arts (Cuenca, Spain, 2014) with the thesis ’Appearance, impact and effects of the automatic machine at the artist´s studio: from the traditional workshop to media lab‘. (Cum Laude).
Master of Advanced Studies – University of Castilla-La Mancha, School of Fine Arts (Cuenca, Spain, 2010).
Graduated in Fine Arts – University of Castilla-La Mancha, School of Fine Arts (Cuenca, Spain, 2008).
He has conducted research in the fields of New Media Art, Museology, Read & Write and Digital Culture. His work has focused on the new creative possibilities of Digital Graphic.
Art Work / Exhibitions_
As a multimedia artist, his art work has been part of prestigious exhibitions and festivals such as Arte Actual FLACSO (Ecuador, 2016), the International Video Art & Video-Performance Festival INTERCAMBIOS (Colombia, 2016), the International Video Art Festival nodoCCS (Venezuela, 2015), UNESCO International Arts Education Week (Brussels, Belgium, 2015), The Dub Dub copy (Puebla, Mexico, 2014), the II International Festival of Contemporary Engraving INGRÁFICA (Cuenca, Spain, 2009) and the XVI International Fair of Contemporary Multiple Art ESTAMPA (Madrid, Spain, 2008), among others.