He studied sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid and the Massana School of Art, Barcelona. His art practice scrutinises the mechanisms by which collective memory is formed while reflecting on how institutions regulate the granting of symbolic value. His body of work encompasses installations, site-specific projects, online mechanisms, video works, objects, publications and other cultural artefacts.
Strategically embracing long-term processes and ongoing methodologies, Ruben views his practice as an extended experience which permeates each aspect of his every day life. Public presentations of his work become negotiation tools by which he seeks to contest and recalibrate definitions of the real.