Pérez Rubio was born in Valencia, Spain in 1972. He has a degree in art history from the Universidad de Valencia . He has curated over one hundred and fifty exhibitions at important museums and art centres, biennales, etc. mainly in Europe and Latin America. Before he was Chief curator and Director of MUSAC 2003- 2013, he organized monographic exhibitions of major artists like Pierre Huyghe, Julie Mehretu, Dora García, Pipiloti Rist, Sejima + Nishizawa / SANAA, Elmgreen and Dragset, Harun Farocki, Dave Muller, Ana Laura Aláez, Ugo Rondinone, Azucena Vietes and Lara Almarcegui. Later, as an independent curator, he curated projects that include solo shows by artists such as SUPERFLEX, Sophie Calle, Nestor Sanmiguel Diest, Rosangela Rennó, Carlos Garaicoa, and many group shows thematically related to gender, linguistics, architecture and politics. He is currently a member of the board of Istanbul Biennial and CIMAM for the period 2017-2019.
He has been the Artistic Director of MALBA, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires since May 2014, where he developed a socio-political programme dedicated to female Latin-American artists that already included the exhibitions of Teresa Burga, Annemarie Heinrich and Claudia Andujar plus the ones planned for the future. In addition, Pérez Rubio worked together with Andrea Giunta, on a new curatorial script of MALBA’s collection titled VERBOAMERICA a postcolonial revision of the Collection. He curated solo shows of artists such as Jorge Macchi, Yoko Ono, Voluspa Jarpa, Carlos Motta, Alexander Apóstol and the retrospective show of the collective “General Idea: Broken Time” which will tour though Latin America. He is the curator of the Chilean Pavillion at 58th Venice Biennale with the decolonial project of the female artist Voluspa Jarpa and one of the curators for the 11th Berlin Biennale 2020.