UPMX © 2018
Erick Ruiz Lugo was born in 1990. He lives and works in the southeast part of Mexico City. Founder and manager of UPMX, “an independent and alternative art space, that seeks to fulfill the function of spread, promote and encourage education, research, production of contemporary art in the region and the creating links of cultural exchange with other countries in the world. He started his artistic career as a dj and electronic music producer at the age of 15. In 2008 he released his first Ep called Sounds 4 Peace under the Czech Republic Label Spacewerks Recs.  In 2010 he began his studies at the Technical Career "Photographer, Laboratorist and the Press" at the National High School # 2. In 2011 he attended the National School of Plastic Arts (now Faculty of Arts and Design) where he took part in the master Ulises Garcia Ponce de León Painting Production Workshop focusing his production on painting. Throughout his career he developed different projects in different disciplines, such as music , photography and video.  In 2016 he made his first individual painting exhibition at Frida Kahlo House Culture in mexico city . At the end of 2016 he made a stay of Audiovisual Research in Berlin through which he achieved the release of an audiovisual production, a single called "kurwa techno" under UP Records. Currently he works and manages an art space and a artistic residency program in his house-studio in Mexico City.



STUDIES
2010 Technical Assistant Photographer, Laboratorist and Press, at the National Preparatory School # 2 "Erasmo Castellanos Quinto"/ UNAM. Mexico City.
2011 - 2014  Visual Arts at National School of Plastic Arts. FAD / UNAM. Mexico City.
2012 - 2014 Artistic Production Workshop (painting). FAD / UNAM. Mexico City.
2017 Audio-visual research stay in Berlin, Germany

INDIVIDUAL  EXHIBITIONS
2016 At the Edge of the Land. House of Culture Frida Kahlo. Mexico City


GROUPAL EXHIBITIONS
2012 Holistic and Azar. Gallery Beluga. Mexico City.
2011 "The City in your eyes." Mirador Torre Latino, 37 floor. Mexico City
2010 Photo by Hundred. University Cultural Center Tlatelolco. Mexico City.


AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
2016 Selection Painting contest "Arte Lumen 2nd Edition".
2015 Selection XI Biennial of Painting "Joaquín Clausell"
2011 Honorable Mention in the photo contest "The City in your eyes."
2011 First place photo contest "Being Tlahuac".
2010 Honorable Mention in the photo competition " Photo by Hundred ".