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Ruben Ochoa has exhibited in Europe, North America and Latin America, with key shows in New York, Berlin, London, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles as well as an ongoing cycle of exhibitions in his hometown, Mexico City. His collaborations include projects with master artists Leonora Carrington, José Luis Cuevas, Manuel Felguérez, Gabriel Macotela, Javier Marín, Vicente Rojo and Francisco Toledo.
Ochoa is featured in the book Mexican Artists (LLC Books, 2011) (and is considered among the most important artists currently working in Mexico. His work was commissioned for exhibitions of “20 Iberoamerican artists”, and he represented Mexico in the PhotoIreland Festival in 2010. He took 1st place honours at the Mercosur 12 International Fair in Buenos Aires.
Among his commissions are projects for the New York-based Art on Paper ('Diaries of a Young Artist', published as a book in 2009), magazines Monocle (London), FOLLY (New York) and Lenguaraz (Mexico), the SONS Museum in Belgium, the Lux Art Institute in California and a variety of corporate and private commissions. He was invited to the Editorial Committee of the newspaper Reforma's Culture section.
Notable exhibitions of Ruben Ochoa's work include the highly acclaimed touring exhibition 360º, shown in cities throughout Europe between 2006 and 2012) and published as a book in 2010), and exhibitions of the projects Piso 86 (Floor 86, homage to Manuel Felguérez) and Road to Ayreshire (Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City), THERMO (images shot with an infrared camera, exhibited at the fourth World Water Forum), Bestiary (or the new deadly sins) which was exhibited at the British-American Museum and the Santo Domingo Convent in Mexico City, and shows at the Patricia Conde Contemporary Art Gallery and Gallery 416 W, Texas.
In 2011 Ochoa completed an artistic residency in Barcelona. In 2013 his plans include a period of work in London and a series of projects, some large format, to be presented in Europe.