Rubén Ortiz Torres was born in Mexico City in 1964 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Ortiz Torres works as an Associate Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego. Selected solo exhibitions include Mito vs Myth, Bamboo Lane, Los Angeles, CA (2004); Impure Beauty, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL (2003); Siebren Versteeg and Rubén Ortiz Torres & Eduardo Abaroa, Beacon Cultural Foundation, Beacon, NY (2003); Calimocho Styles, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (2002); La Adoración de los Reyes, Alienígenas y otros Glocalismos en 3D, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico (2001); and The A Files, Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2001). Selected recent group exhibitions include The Interventionists, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2004-2005); ’Nous Venons en paix…’/Histories des Amériques, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (2004); The Subway Series, The Bronx Museum of Art and The Queens Museum of Art, NY (2004); Skin Deep, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (2004); Alarma!, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2003); Nopal Press, La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (2003); Commodification of Buddhism, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2003); and Ten by Twenty, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (2003). Ortiz Torres has participated in numerous screenings, among them Nations, Pollinations and Dislocations: Changing Imaginary Borders in the Americas, Argos, Brussels, Belgium (2003); Object/Concept, University of California in San Diego, CA (2002); and La Zamba del Chevy, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2001).