Castillo-Rutz is Molecular Biologist and Artist (MFA Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, DE). Specialized in Public Art her interventions engage with history, time and space, with especial emphasis in experiments in perception and engagement. Castillo has won multiple prizes and bursaries including the Bursary for the Arts of the city of Graz (AT) and the CIFO prize 2014, Miami (USA) . She has worked as coordinator of international projects ― Stories from the Edge (storiesfromtheedge.net) and more recently ―Inverting Battlefields‖ (inclusiveeurope.net). She has worked as lecturer and invited professor in several universities, especially at the Iinstitute of Contemporary Art at TUGraz, at the moment she works as University Researcher at the Institute of Spatial Design.