Born 1971, Philippines
RONALDO RUIZ studied fine arts at the University of the East, Philippines. He was awarded by the CulturalCenter of the Philippines as one of the ThirteenArtist Awardees of 2003 in recognition of hissignificant contribution to the expanding language and evolutionary dynamics of the Philippine ContemporaryArt. Ruiz was also an artist in residence at Artspace, Sydney Australia in 1999 and did 12 solo exhibitions,
several group exhibitions and performances in thePhilippines and abroad, including the 1st NaganoInternational Video Art Festival, Japan,Tupada Xing,Singapore 2006, Drawing Room Art Fair, Singapore and Thailand 2006, Korea-Philippines Fine Art Festival,
Philippines 2006, Sovereign Asian Art Exhibition, Hongkong 2004, Taiwan-Asia Performance Art Meeting 2004, Recontre International d’ Art Performance de Quebec, Canada 2004, 4th and 5th International Multimedia Art Festival, Yugoslavia 2002 and 2004, Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Japan
2003 and 2001, Nagano Art Fuku Masu Projects, Japan 2002, Philip Morris Asian Art Award, Singapore and Brunei 2000, Asiatopia International Performance Art Festival, Thailand 2000 and Perspecta, Australia 1999, among others, Aside from being one of the founders and artistic director of Tupada Action and Media Art (TAMA), Ruiz presently serves as Secretary for the Art
Association of the Philippines.of the Philipines.