ruth mora

ruth mora

Toronto, ON, Canada

About ruth mora

Ruth is a registered architect and artist, In addition to her Master in Architecture degree, Ruth is an MFA graduate from Pratt Institute in ‘New Forms’ concentration (non-traditional forms of art) and was distinguished with the MFA’s Outstanding Achievement Award. She keeps very active in both, architectural and artistic realm, working in erasing the line between the two. She has been a guest critic at the University of Toronto and Pratt Institute’s Faculty of Architecture
She co-founded of SUMO Project, a multidisciplinary studio, with Gaston Soucy. The Studio conceptual artworks, drawings, installations and films are about the perception of the space and the basics of human adaptive condition. The practice aims to explore the idea of ‘adaptation’, to spatial or social structures, and the nature of these interactions in a search for new methods of understanding how humans influence their environment. They investigates human reactions and experiences in relation to socio-cultural topics such as historical events, immigration, multiculturalism, etc.


Pratt Institute, Master of Fine Arts, New Forms Emphasis (with Honors)
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Accredited Professional
University of Toronto, Master of Architecture
Simón Bolívar University, Bachelor in Architecture

Honors & Awards
2013 Master of Fine Art’s Outstanding Merit Award, from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 Juror’s Choice Award, Toronto Off Site Festival, to Ruth Mora &Gaston Soucy (SUMO
Project) Installation for Come Up To My Room, Toronto, Canada
2013 International Student Scholarship, from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Fine Arts Department Scholarship, from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Urban Design Award for Stantec Window Gallery, as Curator
2011 Stantec Prize for Excellence in Design & Technical, for performance in the Stantec
Architecture Office, Toronto, Canada


Runnymede Subway Station. 2017 Toronto, Ontario
2017 Toronto Design Off site Festival (TO DO) 2017. (Jan 16-22) with “Comfort Food” Mixing Latin American and Canadian Design Traditions
2016 Artist Project Opening Night (Feb 18) “Our Critique of Everyday life” (performance/installation)
2016 Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) 2016. (Jan 18-24) with the
“Leonia” luminaire
2016 “Artist for Refugees” Fundraiser Exhibition (Oct 24th, 2015) Participant and co‐curator (with Gaston Soucy and Robert Gaudette) at Studio 223a
2015 (May 29) Musical performance : N A V I /Stage design / Video, 3D Mapping and projection :Derooted Creative Agency, SUMO Project and Javier Lovera Photography. As part of NXNE 2015,NAVI performs the first two of three movements from the debut album ‘Derelict_528.’
2015 (January 24 – June 7, 2015) “A Dawn for Leonia ” installation for ‘Rewild: Architecture
Defines a New Landscape” at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2015 “Chroma”(January 22‐25) artistic highlight of ‘Access America Design Pavilion’ at the Interior Design Show (IDS15), Toronto
2014 (Dec 21‐Mar21) ‘Construction/Destruction’ (with Javier Lovera Photography & Derooted),
Stantec Window Gallery, Toronto Canada-see:
2014 (Sep 6 to Oct26)’Si Non Hominis’ as part of ‘ To Be Destroyed - a Call For Ideas’ at The Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
2014 ‘Ignorance and Indifference’ as part of ‘If You Build It: in Sugar Hill’ invited by Harlem Art in Flux as part of No Longer Empty organized show
2014 ‘The Faces of Kensington’ as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography festival –with Javier Lovera Photography & Motion & Derooted ‐ see
2014 ‘ ‘Shadow Variations’(video),as part of URBAN FACTORS’ in the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TODO) , Toronto –see:
2013 ‘Feeling Time’ ,video installation, as part of NYxDesign –see‐mfa‐thesis-project-by-ruth-a-moraizturriaga/#.
2013 ‘Feeling Time’, video installation, MFA (solo Show), at Pratt Institute, NY
2013 ‘Eat me, Drink me, See me’(group show), with “Armor” (printmaking series) at Pratt Institute, NY.
2013 ‘Come Up to my Room’, with ‘In All Falsehood’(installation) at The Gladstone Hotel, rom 202,Toronto.
2012 ‘Bigger than you’(group show) with ’projections’(silkscreen) at Kunsthalle Galapagos Gallery,NY.
2012 ‘Whitney Biennial’, featured with artist in residence Michael Clark in Who’s Zoo? at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
2011 ‘Migrating Landscapes’, Toronto, Canada /Pre‐selection for Canada’s Official entry for the Venice Biennale http://migratinglandcapes, and
2011 ‘Time’, Digital Photography,DDA Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2011 ‘Superstition’, Graduate Silkscreening, Fine Arts Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2010 ‘De‐Constructed City’ (with Tim Belanger & Aaron Finbow), Stantec Window Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2006 ‘One Inch Punch’ 50 artist 50 buttons, Lenox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto