RONALDO RUIZ (b. Manila, Philippines, 1971)
Ronaldo Ruiz studied fine arts at the University of the East, Philippines. He was awarded by the Metrobank Foundation for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES) of 2009, Cultural Center of the Philippines as one of the Thirteen Artist Awardees of 2003 in recognition of his significant contribution to the expanding language and evolutionary dynamics of the Philippine Contemporary Art, University of the East as a Distinguish Alumnus and Achievers of 2007 and 2006.
Two time winner of the Philip Morris Philippines Art Awards in 2000 and 1997. Ruiz was also an artist in residence at Artesan Gallery + Studio in Singapore, 2009 and Artspace in Sydney Australia, 1999 and has presented his artworks in 18 one-man exhibitions often incorporating painting, installation and performance into his show.
He has also participated in group exhibitions and action art events in the Philippines and abroad, including Australia, Canada, China, Dubai, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Macao, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Yugoslavia, among others. His works are also collected by the Singapore and Macau Art Museum.
Ruiz is the artistic director of Tupada Action and Media Art (TAMA) an international action art event held every year in the Philippines.
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