“Ruben Bryan Castillo creates archives of relationships, tracing queer intimacies and histories through a process of ambiguously built narratives—persistently pulling together everyday ephemera as documents for what often goes unspoken or unrecorded. Castillo’s queer archival practice does not record direct representations of couples; rather, impressions of contact in domestic contexts shows us how ordinary things around us can contain charged traces of love and loss. These wild juxtapositions pull together people, objects, and environments to suggest that queer worlds are built from small, everyday, minor gestures.”

-Lex Morgan Lancaster

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All Modes Are Open to Us, two-person exhibition with Amy Cousins at the Kansas City Public Library, on view through August 12 
2023 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Art Award Recipient
Represented by Uprise Art NYC
Hello, Print Friend Podcast
2022 Artadia Award Finalist, 21C Kansas City