Alma Ruiz is a senior fellow at Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles and former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. At MOCA, she curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary art, with a primary focus on the postwar period in Italy and Latin America, as well as emerging artists. She has been a juror for numerous exhibitions and art biennials in the United States and Latin America, including the V Panama Biennial, the Tamayo Biennial in Mexico City, the Second Exhibition of Central American emerging artists in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Women Artists on Immigration in Los Angeles. She has served as a panelist for the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and Creative Capital Foundation in New York, and she is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami, Philagrafika in Philadelphia, and Outpost for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. She was a Center exhibitions panelist in 2010.