Ruben Carrasco was born and raised in Mexico; he was exposed to art from an early age through his mother, who has a keen interest in art. His formal art training began in Mexico when he joined the Visual Arts Institute. He has since furthered his studies at the Anahuac University in Cancun, Mexico, and later at McGill University and Dawson College in Montreal, Canada.
In addition, in the course of his professional experience he has also worked as a tattoo artist, set designer, muralist, photographer, graphic designer and digital artist, all of which have contributed to his two series, which share similarities in concept and approach while multifaceted in terms of technique and style.
A world traveler, Ruben has lived throughout Europe and America working and exhibiting in various countries. Currently, he is based in Montreal where he has collaborated with the General Consulate of Mexico as member of the jury of the Assessment Committee of Art Exhibitions for "Espacio México". In addition, Ruben founded the international artists collective "5 Wolves No Pigs" and co-founde the art festivals FIAP and IPAF.
His most recent and outstanding exhibitions include: 2014 Embassy of Mexico in Belize / 2014 FIAP HOLBOX / 2013 MAI Montréal, arts interculturels, Montreal, Canada / 2013 The Story of the Creative, New York, USA / 2011 Espace culturel du Cégep St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada / 2010 Point Rouge Gallery, Montreal, Québec, Canada / 2009 Consulate General of Mexico, Frankfurt, Germany / 2009 Museum Casa Benito Juarez, La Havana Cuba / 2009 Museum of Contemporary Art, Merida, México / 2008 Pelopidas Museum, Cancun, México / 2008 AIBACC (International Art Association of Barcelona’s Modern Culture), Spain / 2007 Biennale of Contemporary Art of Florence, Italy.
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