Born in 1970 in Mexico City. Received a scholarship to study architecture at the Cracow University of Technology, Poland. Graduated in 1998. Moved to Berlin in 1996, where she worked as an architect in the office Kleihues + Kleihues untill 2013. 2001 began as autodidact with black and white photography. 2007 assists the photographer Stefan Müller (Architecture photography), Berlin.  Since 2006 theater photography. 2013 decided to focus solely on photography.

Exhibitions and awards


-Silence, Gabriela Torres Ruiz. Book Presentation and Exhibition. Galerie Brockstedt, Berlin, Germany.

-8. Charity Art Auction, Telefonseelsorge Berlin. Auction at the Berlinische Gallery / Museum of Modern Art, Berlin, Germany. Exhibition catalog.

-Preview, 8. Charity Art Auction, Telefonseelsorge Berlin, Mianki Gallery, Berlin, Germany.    

-(Im) balances, Gabriela Torres Ruiz, solo exhibition, Gallery Brockstedt, Hamburg, Germany.

-Shortlisted for the Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2017.  Free / Conceptual Photography. Germany.

Jury: Michael Dannenmann, Jury Chairman, photographer; American curator and author Gerard A. Goodrow; Simone Klein from Magnum Paris; Clara Maria Sels from Duesseldorf Photo Weekend; Julia Sörgel from Welt am Sonntag, Berlin.      

-Shortlisted for the Hariban Award 2017, presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Jury: Michael Famighetti, editor, Aperture Magazine; Tristan Lund, owner of Tristan Lund ltd, art consultant, dealer to collectors of photography and curator; Thyago Nogueira, photographer, curator and editor of ZUM magazine; Rong Rong & Inri, founders and directors of the Three Shadows, photography art center, Beijing.

-Groupexhibition, Accrochage in the Gallery Brockstedt, Berlin.  New purchases and from the holdings of the gallery: Genia Chef, Tino Geiß, George Grosz, Rocco Hettwer, Horst Janssen, Alexej von Jawlensky, Jupp Linssen, Rainer Mang, Isabel Quintanilla, Hans Scheib, Annette Schröter, Gabriela Torres Ruiz, Giuliano Vangi, William Wauer, Sascha Wiederhold.

-4th Prize and Jury Award, Art Olympia Competition 2017, with the work Silent Conversations. Toshima Ward Office Building, Tokyo, Japan (exhibition of nominated artists).                                                              

Overseas-based Judges (Overseas initial review and final review): Florence Derieux, Curator of American Art of the Centre Pompidou Foundation; Kara Vander Weg, director at Gagosian Gallery, New York; Brett Littman, Executive director, The Drawing Center. Previously deputy director of MoMA PS1; Simon Njami, Writer and independent curator, lecturer, art critic and essayist. Artistic Director of the 12th Dakar Biennale 2016. Chu Teh-I artist, founder and director of the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. Professor of the Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts.                                                                 

Japan-based Judges: Akira Tatehata, President of Tama Art University, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, and chairperson of the Japanese Council of Art Museums; Hiroshi Senju, Painter. He was commended by Foreign Minister of Japan for his outstanding achievement in worldwide reputation with his waterfall and cliff images in 2016. Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design; Aomi Okabe, Tokyo and Paris based art critic and curator. Artistic Director of exhibition department of Japanese Culture House of Paris, as well as an adviser of Shiseido Gallery; Toyomi Hoshina, Vice President of Tokyo University of Arts; Akiko Endo, Painter. Professor of Musashino Art University.

-(Im) balances, Gabriela Torres Ruiz, solo exhibition, Gallery Brockstedt, Berlin, Germany.

-Festival de la Photographie Mediterranéenne Photomed, at Station, Beyrouth, Lebanon. Exhibition of the laureates of the Photomed/Lensculture photography competition. Nabil Canaan, director of Station, jury member.


-Silence, Gabriela Torres Ruiz, solo exhibition, Galeria Trzecie Oko - Leica Cracow, Poland.

-7th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase juried Winner.

-7. Charity Art Auction, 60 Jahre Telefonseelsorge Berlin. Auction at the Berlinische Gallery / Museum of Modern Art, Berlin, Germany. Exhibition catalog.

-Preview, 7. Charity Art Auction, 60 Jahre Telefonseelsorge Berlin, Mianki Gallery, Berlin, Germany.                            

-Umbral 28, Sound and Art Festival, MACO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Mexico.

-Collective, exhibition of nominated artists for the Art Prize 2016 House at Kleistpark, with the series Espacios. Berlin, Germany.                                                                                                                                     

Jury: Mark Gisbourne (Chairman); Barbara Esch Marowski (gallery director);  Elisabeth Lux (artist); Thibaut de Ruyter (curator and art critic); Diana Sirianni (artist).

-Shortlisted for the Hariban Award 2016, presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier. Kyoto, Japan.

-Photomed, selected as part of the 12 winners of the Festival de la Photographie Mediterranéenne, with the series Arraigo, Sanary-sur-Mer, France.                                                                                                   

Art director: Philippe Serenon. Exhibition catalog.

-Exhibition Chashama´s Art is Everywhere at 4 Times Square, New York, USA.

-Shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize, York St Mary´s, York, UK. Aesthetica Magazine and York Museums Trust, with the series Silence. Exhibition catalog.                                                                                       

Jury: Cherie Federico: Co-founder & Managing Director of the Hiscox Collection; John Keane: Artist, Aesthetica Art Prize winner 2015; Phillip Prodge: Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.

-Extrañamiento, Gabriela Torres Ruiz and Nin Solís, Casa de las Culturas Contemporáneas, BUAP, Puebla, Mexico.                                                                                                                                                           

Curator: Marcelo Gauchat.  Exhibition catalog.

-HSBC Prix pour la Photography, finalist, with the series Silence. Paris, France                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Artistic Advisor 2016: Diane Dufour, Curator and former director of Magnum Photos, Paris


-Invited from the National Society of Fine Arts from Paris to participate at the Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France. Medalle d´Or from the SNBA and Prix Jean Lariviére. Exhibition catalog.

-Participation at Scope Art, Miami Beach, during Art Basel Miami, USA.

-Suizid ist nicht die Lösung, 6. Charity Art Auction, Berlinische Gallery - Museum of Modern art, Berlin, Germany. Exhibition catalog.

-Group exhibition of the works for Charity Art Auction Suizid ist nicht die Lösung, mianki.Gallery, Berlin, Germany

-Winner of The Fifth Annual Exposure Award. New York, USA. Digital display at the Louvre, Paris, France. Exhibition catalog.                                                                                                                                           

Jury: Karen Irvine: curator and Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Jody Quon: photography director, Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York; William Etundi: founder of the art and photography comunity SeeMe, New York, USA.


-First Prize at the 9th Dave Bown Projects, Art Competition, New York                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Jury: Steven Maticio: curator of Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinatti; Dominic Molon: curator of Contemporary Art, Risd Museum, Rhode Island; Marina Pacini: chief curator, The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

-8th Arte Laguna Prize, exhibition of the shortlisted artist in the Arsenal of Venice, Italy. Special mention in photographic art. Exhibition catalog.                                                                                                           

Curator: Igor Zanti, aCuratorrt critic, Italy. Jury: Sabrina Van Der Ley: Director of Contemporary Art at the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo, Norway; Jonathan Watkins: Director Ikon Gallery, UK.

-Group exhibition at Palazzo Albrizzi, part of the Morphos Art Festival, Venice, Italy.

-Prize for the best photographiy at The Pure Art Festival, Battle, UK.

-Participation at The Battle Arts and Music Festival, UK.

-Last Paradise, Triennial Exhibition of Visual Arts, Museum Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy. Exhibition catalog.

-Photographic Being II, group exhibition, Jeffrey Leder Gallery. New York, USA.

-Participation in the Fifth Annual Art Takes Miami during Art Basel Miami at Scope Art. USA.

-PX3 Prix de la Photographie, honorable mention, Paris, France.