Daniel Ruanova (Mexicali, Baja California, 1976). Lives and works between the borderlands of Tijuana and his land in Vallecitos B.C. He lives and works between the Tijuana border and his land in Vallecitos B.C. Daniel Ruanova calls himself a “borderrat” in a perennial cross-border situation. His constructs begin with painting, go through sculpture and installation, are refried in his punkformances and self-criticize with his investigations and institutional deformation. From clear questions of identity and genealogy - to heartbreaking cynicism where any logical sensation is dehumanized with aggression or violence, Ruanova seeks for her work to generate questions and seed criteria of aesthetic politics in the individuals who experience it. True to his ability to communicate through images and objects, Daniel Ruanova formed as a self-taught artist, especially from his participation in the vibrant cultural scene of the 1990s in Tijuana. In particular, Daniel acknowledges the contribution of Felipe Ehrenberg and Carlos Zerpa, whose workshops he attended during that time. Daniel Ruanova began his artistic career in 1998 with the exhibition "Glifo Urbano" at the Casa de la Cultura in Tijuana. In 2001 he was invited to present his work at the Muca Roma in Mexico City. Since then he has not stopped presenting his work in Mexico and the United States. More recently, his work has been widely recognized in Asia, specifically in the city of Beijing, where he has exhibited and where he has been invited to produce in international artist residency programs at the Shang Yuan Museum of Modern Art and CCD 300 of the Caochangdi Art District (2011) as well as the CIGE 09 International Exhibitions Program (2009).
INDIVIDUAL EXPOSITIONS: 2022 – CITIZEN CAMPAIGN, ArteExpusto, Monterrey, NL, MX – TRANSBORDER, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA, USA – 2021 – Constructs of Cultural Complicity, Klub Alibre, Tijuana, MX – 2019 – 2018 – FAKETRUTHS / Just and Necessary Rituals for the 21st Century, El Cubo/CECUT, Tijuana, MX. – $€£ƒ = (+_+), Parque Galería, CDMX, Mexico – 2017 – TRANSLOCATING BORDERS, Piet Hein Eek Gallery, Eindhoven, The Netherlands – 2015 – SECURITY SITE VIII and HERALDY FOR THE NORTH BORDER, CRGS UdeM / Gate of Creation, San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL, MX. April. 2013 – NEO GEO RETRO PUNK BULLSHIT, Alternativa Once, Monterrey, Mexico. – 2011 – SAFE AREA, MOLAA, Long Beach, USA. 2010 – SECURITY SITE, CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico. SECURITY, Emilia Cohen, Mexico City – 2009 – FEAR IS GOD, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles. THE FUCK OFF PROJECT, CIGE 09, Beijing. DEFEND:SECURITY, Seminal Projects, San Diego, USA. POLITISCH UNKORREKT, KunstRaum HH, Koln – 2008 – POLITICAL MUTANTE POLITICO, Arcaute Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico – 2006 – NOW PLAYING, Galeria HH, Tijuana, Mexico. THE PLEASURE OF VIOLENCE, UABC, Tijuana, Mexico – 2004 – GAME OVER, Tropico de Nopal. ONLY 1 CLICK, HH Gallery, Tijuana, Mexico – 2003 – GAME OVER, City Museum, Queretaro, Mexico – 2001 – NEW ROUTES, CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico. PAINTING/DESPAINTING, House of Culture of Tijuana, Mexico – 2000 – PROCESSES, Cetys Universidad Tijuana, Mexico. MISUCESION1976, ICBC, Tijuana, Mexico – 1999 – SIT 3, El Perro Azul, Tijuana, Mexico. OBJECT/SUBJECT/SIT, Esquina de Bodegas, Mexicali, Mexico – 1998 – GLYFO URBANO, House of Culture of Tijuana, Mexico. COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS: 2022 – ENCUENTRO BINACIONAL, Museo Sol, Mexicali, BC, México – 2020 – A MEDIDA INCIERTA, Nave Generadores, Monterrey, NL, México – 2019 – TERRITORIOS DE LA MEMORIA 1985-2018, Museo de Arte Moderno CDMX, México – 2018 – BEING HERE WITH YOU/ESTANDO AQUI CONTIGO, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA, USA. – DOS COLECTIVOS, USC Ficher Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA – 2017 – ALEACIÓN, Galería K2, SPGG, Mty, México. THIS MACHINE KILLS__, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe AZ, USA – 2016 – ART OF DISSENT, Bohem Gallery, San Diego, USA. – HISTORIA RELATOS / COLECCIÓN ELÍAS-FONTES, EL CUBO-CECUT, Tijuana, México – 2015 – REVISIÓN GLOCAL REVIEW, TJINCHINA/EL CUBO-CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico. – 2014 – COLECCIÓN ELIAS-FONTES, Mexicali, México. VÉRTICES, C.Valencia, San Diego, USA. GHOSTMAGNETROACHMOTEL, Brooklyn & Philadelphia, USA. – 2013 – REGISTRO 03, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico. BIPOLAR ORDER, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH, USA. TJINCHINA@ARTBEIJING2013, Beijing, China. – 2012 – THE BOUBA/KIKI EXPERIENCE, Jaus, Santa Monica, CA, USA, THE VALUE OF STUFF, Tj in China Project Room, Beijing, China. – DANGER, The Collaborative MOLAA, Long Beach, USA. – 2011 – ARTE y POLÍTICA, CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico, 666 art space, Caochangdi, Beijing. VOLUMEN 1,2, Polyforum Siqueiros, Mexico City. OBRA NEGRA, CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico. – Memory / Identity, MK2 artspace, Caochangdi, Beijing – 2010 – ESTANDARTES 2010, CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico. CONFES(S)ION(E)S, Juas Gallery, LA, USA. CREACION EN MOVIMIENTO 20 AÑOS FONCA, Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City. CROSSING BOUNDERIES, “Qui Vive?” II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscú, Rusia, LA MALDITA PRIMAVERA, Arcaute, Beijing – 2009 – SOMMERLOCH, Kunstraum HH, Koln. A MURO, TAGA, Oaxaca, Mexico. CIGE 2009, Beijing – 2008 – CIRDE MELTS AND FUSION, Black Bridge Art, Beijing. PROYECTO CIVICO, CECUT, México. WAR AS A WAY OF LIFE, 18th Street , Santa Monica, USA, TRANSMEDIOS, Tijuana, Mexico – 2007 – SIZE, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles. VIVA MEXICO, Zacheta Nacional Gallery, Warsaw. ART MIAMI 07, Miami, USA – 2006 – STRANGE NEW WORLD, MCASD, San Diego, USA, TIJUANA CRUDE, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery – 2005 – ART.FAIR05, Koln, Germany. PERRO NO COME PERRO, La Maquina, Monterrey, Mexico, TIJUANA LA TERCERA NACION, Madrid, Spain. 2004 – LARVA, Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico, 2003 – EXPERIMENTO X, Cesars, Tijuana, Mexico – 2002 – BIENAL DE ESTANDARTES, CECUT, Tijuana, Mexico – 2001 – LOS NOVISIMOS, Muca Roma, Mexico. PINTURA FRESCA, Luckman Art, Los Angeles. CRUZANDO FRONTERAS, Galeria 23, La Habana, Cuba – 2000 – 6ta. Bienal UABC, UABC, Tijuana, Mexico.