Carlos Ruíz Valarino
Photographer and video artist. Earned a master’s degree at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in 1999. He completed his bachelor’s degree in art at the University of Puerto Rico and studied at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Teaches Fine Arts at the University of Puerto Rico. In 2009, he received the Award for Best Photography Exhibition from the International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rico Chapter and the Lexus Award in 2005.His works form part of the permanent collections of Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico. His work is characterized by the continuous search for the Puerto Rican cultural identity and its portrayal through the photographic image.