Raul Pina was born in Mexico in 1961. He studied at the Esmeralda School of Fine Art, Mexico's most prestigious art school. He worked in Mexico City until 1997 when he moved to London where he now lives and works. Exhibitions in Mexico include "Homage to Joseph Beuys" and "Tabla Geografica", a fundraising exhibition organised by Francisco Toledo. His work has been commended in the 1993 Orozco Biennale and was selected in the 1996 Tamayo Biennale. The following year his performance "The Death of Saturn" was selected for the 1st Three-Dimensional Biennale in the National University of Art, Mexico City. His work is also in collections in the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art. Pina is also an experimental musician and performer with the band Rex Nemo, which recently performed with the legendary Faust at the Supernormal festival, Braziers, Oxfordshire, 2010.