Fede Ruiz Santesteban (Uruguay 1980) is a contemporary artist whose photographic work seeks to recapture the fantastic act of materializing images by its own means, exploring the photographic power of various materials that he finds in his context. Thus, he experiments with alternative processes, focusing on sustainable strategies, abandoning both digital and the traditional analog dark room. At the same time, the content of his work is based on his personal and intimate view of his own life and his surroundings, making his particular world a universal one. The result is an intimate and amazing work that raises questions of memory, the ephemeral and the relationship of man with his environment.

Ruiz is an architect and teaches photography at his own cultural center.

His work has been exhibited in Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba, Austria, Portugal and Angola.