Francesc Ruiz

Francesc Ruiz builds from the comic book as aesthetic, narrative, and intellectual substrate, and as historical and operational material. Reality is produced, changed, reconstituted, and assembled in his comic books, generating stories that potentially reveal the apparatuses through which individual, social, urban, and sexual identities are constructed. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (Valencia), Gasworks (London), Centre d’Art la Panera (Lleida), Contemporary Image Collective (Cairo), and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. He was one of the artists representing Spain at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Francesc Ruiz works and lives in Barcelona.