Pérez Rubio was born in Valencia, Spain in 1972. He has a Bachelor’s in Art History, Aesthetics and Philosophy. He has curated over one hundred and fifty exhibitions at important museums, art centres, biennales, etc. mainly in Europe and Latin America. He was Chief Curator and Director of MUSAC 2003–2013, where he organized monographic exhibitions of major artists like Pierre Huyghe, Julie Mehretu, Dora García, Pipiloti Rist, Sejima + Nishizawa / SANAA, Elmgreen & Dragset, Harun Farocki, Ana Laura Aláez, Ugo Rondinone, and Lara Almarcegui. Later, as an independent curator, he curated solo shows by artists such as SUPERFLEX, Sophie Calle, Rosangela Rennó, Carlos Garaicoa, and many group shows thematically related to gender, linguistics, architecture and politics.
He has been 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. Some of the artists included in this exhibitions programme were Teresa Burga, Annemarie Heinrich, Claudia Andujar, Alicia Penalba and Mirtha Dermisache, among others. In addition, Pérez Rubio curated together with Andrea Giunta, a new curatorial script of MALBA’s collection entitled VERBOAMERICA, a postcolonial revision of the Collection. Also at MALBA, he has curated solo shows of artists such as Yoko Ono, Voluspa Jarpa, Alexander Apostol, Carlos Motta and the retrospective show of the Canadian collective, General Idea: Broken Time.