Participant Profile

Ruth Estevez

United States
Los Angeles
Performance Art

Ruth Estévez is a curator, writer, and stage designer.  As the former director and curator at REDCAT/CalArts in Los Angeles, she has worked with a wide variety of artists and curated group exhibitions and public programs. She was the Chief Curator at the Carrillo Gil museum in Mexico City, where she also founded LIGA, Space for Architecture, a non-profit platform focused on experimentation in architecture and urbanism. Estévez was born in Bilbao and currently lives in Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Estévez conducted interviews with St. Petersburg scholars and artists about performance, political activism and the understanding of the public sphere through performance. She researched the evolution of performance art in Russia, focusing on its development under socialism and how it changed after the collapse of the Eastern bloc and the shift to capitalism in the 1990’s.