Alan Ruiz (b. 1984, Mexico City, Mexico) is an artist living and working in New York City. His work addresses the intersection of site-reflexivity, architectural discourse, and urban policy. He received an MFA from Yale University, a BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a 2015–2016 participant in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Engaging architecture as a perceptual and political medium, his work explores ways in which our built environment may reproduce social hierarchies. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Abrons Art Center, Y Gallery, Horatio Jr., and Johannes Vogt Gallery. His writing has been featured in TDR (The Drama Review, MIT Press), InVisible Culture: an Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, and BOMB Magazine. In 2015 Ruiz was an Artist-in-Residence with the Youth Insights Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art.