María Ruido (Orense, 1967) is an artist, filmmaker and researcher who has been working on interdisciplinary media projects since 1998. Along her work she has developed an investigation on the imaginaries of labour in post Fordist capitalism, as well as on the mechanisms that construct the memory and its relations to the different historical narratives, and currently, on decolonial imaginary and its emancipatory possibilities. She lives between Madrid and Barcelona, where is a teacher at the Visual Culture Department at the University of Barcelona, and where she is implicated in several studies questioning the representation and the contexts where it’s being produced. Her work has been shown at international museums and she has also participated in many festivals and biennales.
Maria Ruido has shown her work at museums and institutions such as CGAC, Santiago de Compostela; IniVa, London; MACBA, Barcelona; CCCB, Barcelona; Kunstverein, Munich; CAAM, Las Palmas; Patio Herreriano, Valladolid; Centro Cultural de España, Miami; Palau de La Virreina Centre de La Imatge, Barcelona; MNCA Reina Sofía, Madrid; MUSAC, León; La Panera, LLeida; ARTIUM, Vitoria; MOCAB, Belgrade; Centre d’Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona; Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Museo Carrillo Gil, Ciudad de México; Sala Montcada, Barcelona; C.C Puertas de Castilla, Murcia; or Kuntsverein, Salzburg. She has also participated in several festivals such as Crossing Europe Festival, New York Independent Film&Video Festival, Documenta Madrid, Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones in Barcelona, 11º Istanbul Biennal, MANIFESTA 8 (Murcia/ Cartagena, 2010), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, 53º Festival Internacional de Cine Documental y Cortometraje de Bilbao, FIDMarseille #23 (Festival International de Cinéma), PAFID 2013 Patagonia Festival Internacional de Documental Experimental, Márgenes. II Festival de Cine Español al Margen (Cineteca Matadero, Madrid), Milano Film Network, 55 Festival dei Popoli in Florence), and Cinema de la Paix? Festival de Cinéma et Droits Humanins.