“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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Print Center New York, 2024 cohort for New Voices: Ritual - exhibition on view June 6 - August 24, 2024

A Layered Presence - Una presencia estratificada, group exhibition on view at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

2023 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Art Award Recipient

Represented by Uprise Art NYC

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2022 Artadia Award Finalist, 21C Kansas City