Born in Havana, Cuba (1957)
Rubén Torres Llorca studied at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts and at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba. In 1990, he traveled to Mexico where he lived until he moved to the United States, in 1993.
He participated in the groundbreaking exhibition Volumen Uno (1981). In addition to being a practicing artist, he worked as a curator and a mentor to the younger generation of Cuban artists in the 1980s. Some of his solo exhibitions include One of Us Can Be Wrong and Other Essays, Juan Ruiz Gallery, Miami (2012), and Easy to Build/Modelo Para Armar, Frost Art Museum, Miami (2006). He has received several awards including the First Prize for Best National Curator (AICA), the Mexico City Fellowship Award, and the Visual and Media Fellowship from the South Florida Cultural Consortium.
He resides in Miami, Florida.