London collective founded by Eva Rucki (Germany, 1976), Conny Freyer (Germany, 1976) and Sebastien Noel (France, 1977) in 2003

Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) have worked together as an artist trio since 2003.

With a particular interest in perception and spatial experience, their collective works manipulate our experience and understanding of the world. They challenge our assumptions and ask the question why we know what we know, and whether this knowledge is certain.

As Troika experiments with new ideas and processes, the artists work across media including light, soot, water, dice and electricity. Their work often presents a double, deceptive nature, at once deliberate and spontaneous, calculated and random, allowing Troika to explore ideas around man made structures, control, repetitive actions and systems and how these coincide, conflict, or unite with the unpredictable, the unknowable, and irrational.

Troika’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions at institutions such as: the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany (2013), the Victoria & Albert Museum London (2009), The Art Institute of Chicago (2009), the MoMA New York (2008), Tate Britain (2007), and their work is represented in the permanent collections of the Israel Museum Jerusalem, British Council, The Art Institute of Chicago, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Modern Art New York. In 2014 Troika was selected to present their work ‘Dark Matter’ at Unlimited, Art Basel.

Forthcoming, current and past solo exhibitions include ‘Limits of a known territory’, a solo exhibition at NC Arte, Bogota, Colombia (13 Jun. – 5 Sept. 2015), ‘Shortcuts’ at Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt Biel/Bienne (19 Apr. – 14 Jun. 2015), ‘Walk the Line. New Paths in Drawing’ at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (26 Apr. -16 Aug. 2015), ‘Globale. Renaissance 2.0’ at ZKM / Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (21 Jun. 2015 – Spring 2016), ‘Persistent Illusions’ – Troika’s first solo show in Asia – at the Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea (10 April 2014 – 12 Oct 2014), ‘The far Side of Reason’, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico (April – June 2013).

Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel live and work in London.

Video

CV

Education

Royal College of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Limits of a known territory, NC Arte, Bogota, Columbia.
Cartography of Control, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, United States.

2014
Persistent Illusions, Daelim Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2013
The Weather Yesterday, Hester Chan Fine Arts, London, UK.
Persistent Illusions, Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht, Netherlands.
The Far Side of Reason, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.

2012
The Weather Yesterday, Hoxton Square, London, UK.

Group Exhibitions

2015
Globale. Renaissance 2.0, ZKM / Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Walk the Line, Kunstmuseum Wolfburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
Shortcuts, Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
Quantum of Disorder, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland.
Meme, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK.
Black Box, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.

2014
Unlimited, Art Basel 2014, Basel, Switzerland.
Here Today, IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, curated by Artwise, London UK.
Light Fantastic, House of the Nobleman, London, UK.
The Beautiful Changes, RH Contemporary, New York, USA.
About Time, Maddox Arts, London, UK.
Art Robotique, Cité des Sciences, Paris, France.
Martino Gamper (touring exhibition): Design is a State of Mind, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London,UK.; Pinacoteca Agneli, Turin, Italy; Museion, Bolzano, Italy.
Interact, The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

2013
Global aCtIVISm, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany
Lightopia, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany.
Call of the Mall, Hoog Catharijne & Utrecht Central Station, Netherlands.
En vie – Alive, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France.
One Beam of Light, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK.
Present/Presence, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Netherlands.

2012
WHAT the Machines are Begging for? Song-Won Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.
Nature, Vegas Gallery, London, UK.
Curious Minds, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Never Ever Land, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York City, NY, USA.
Intersections: Science in Contemporary Art, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
Decode, Holon Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2011
The Space between now and then, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.
Wim Crowel: A geographic oddysay, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Super Contemporary, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan.
Decode: Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia.
Hyperlinks, curated by Zoë Ryan. Art Institute of Chicago, USA.
Outer Worlds, curated by the Contemporary Art Society. Deloitte Luxembourg.

2009
Decode, co-curated by onedotzero Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.

2008
Nowhere Nowhere, curated by Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado LABoral,Gijon, Spain.
Design and elastic mind, curated by Paola Antonelli MoMA, New York, USA.
Volume(s) curated by Marc Clement and Kevin Muhlen Casino Luxembourg.

2007
Get it Louder, British Council touring exhibition curated by Emily Campell in partnership with Newbetter Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing.
China, curated by the British Council Japan
Roppongi Hill Arena, Tokyo.

2006
Future of Sound, Touring exhibition curated by Cybersalon London, UK.
Lumieres Sonores, Maison des Arts, Creteil, France.

2005
Future Wireless, The Dana Center – Science Museum, London, UK.
Ron Arad- The masters collection, curated by Ron Arad Ausstellungshalle für
Zeit-Genössische Kunst Münster.
Contemporary Patrons group exhibition, curated by Artwise Curators The Royal Academy, London, UK.

2003
Spiel: An interactive playground, curated by Man Somerlinck Fordham Gallery, London, UK.

Biennials

2015
Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London

2014
Interact: Deconstructing Spectatorship,East Wing Biennial 2014, Courtaul Gallery, London, England.

2012
Arcades, site specific installation for Future Primitives, Biennale Interieur 2012, Kortrijk, Belgium.

Selected Public Commissions

The Weather Yesterday, Hoxton Square, London, 2012
Light Rain, UK Pavillion, World Expo, Shanghai, China, 2010
Palindrome, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tunnel Entrance, 2009
Cloud, Heathrow T5, London, 2008

Selected Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Fundacion Colección JUMEX, Mexico City
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museum of Modern Art, New York
M+ Hong Kong
British Council Collection
Victoria & Albert Museum, London