Troika is a collaborative contemporary art practice formed by Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) in 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 is part of the permanent collections of M+, Hong Kong, the Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA New York, Jumex Collection Mexico, and the Israel Museum. In 2010, Troika was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to produce three site-specific installations for the UK Pavilion, designed by Heatherwick Studio, at the Shanghai Expo. In 2014 Troika was selected to present their work ‘Dark Matter’ at Unlimited, Art Basel.

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

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Education

Royal College of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Compression Loss, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico (forthcoming)
Glitches, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam.

2016
Everything is and isn’t at the same time, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, HK,

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.
The Far Side of Reason, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.

2010
UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, CN,

Group Exhibitions

2017
Corridor III: Valdermar Daa, Viborg Kunstahal, Viborg DK
Art Light, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK
Everyday Abstract, Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, DK
The Hum, Castic Coastal, Salford, UK
Drawing Biennal 2017, Drawing Room, London, UK
ARTEFACT EXPO: The Act of Magic, STUK, Leuven, BE

2016
Lightopia (Touring), MARCO, Monterrey, MX
[un]expected: The Art of Chance, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, DE

Cosmos, Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea, KR
Secret European Studio, Arthouse 1, London, UK
Lightopia (Touring), MAAT, Lisbon, PT
Stream of Consciousness, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
Irisations, Vasarely Foundation, Aix en Provence, FR

2015
Globale: Exo-Evolution, ZKM Center, Karlsruhe, Germany.
A Point of Signification, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, HKG
Bread and Jam II, 52 Whitbread Road, London
Black Box, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.
Finding Form, Artist First, London, UK
Reverse Order, Anne Mosseri – Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
Walk the Line. New Paths in Drawing, Kunstmuseum Wolfburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
Short Cuts, Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
Drawing Biennal 2015, Drawing Room, London, UK
Quantum of Disorder, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland.
Meme, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK.

2014
Unlimited, Art Basel 2014, Basel, Switzerland.
Here Today, The Old Sorting Office, 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 : Design is a State of Mind (Touring), 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 (Touring), Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany.
Call of the Mall, Utrecht, NL
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.
Arcades, Buda Tower, Kortrijk, BE
Never Ever Land, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York City, NY, USA.

2011
Curious Minds, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL.
The Space between Now and Then, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.
Decode, Holon Museum, Holon, IL.
After the bit rush, MU Eindhoven, NL.
Super Contemporary, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, TW
Falling Light, Input/Output Gallery, Hong Kong, HK
Decode (Touring), Garage Museum, Moscow, RU

2010
Blur, International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, KR
Hyperlinks, Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Outerworlds, Deloitte Luxembourg, LU

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

2008
Nowhere/ Now/Here, LABoral, Gijon, ES.

Blood on Paper, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
Design and the Elastic Mind, curated by Paola Antonelli MoMA, New York, USA.
Volume(s) curated by Marc Clement and Kevin Muhlen, Casino Luxembourg, LU.

2007
Get it Louder (Touring) SOHO Shangdu, Beijing, CN, Daning/The Life Hub, Shanghai, CN, Grandview Mall Guangzhou, CN.
Responsive, Japan Roppongi Hill Arena, Tokyo, JP

Future of Sound, Touring exhibition, London UK.

2006
Sensi Sotto Sopra, Romaeuropa Festival, Rome, IT
Noise of Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
Lumieres Sonores, Maison des Arts, Creteil, FR

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.

Selected Public Commissions

Continental Drift (Permanent) Cambridge Station Cycle Park, Cambridge, 2016

The Weather Yesterday Hoxton Square, London, 2012

Light Rain UK Pavilion, World Expo, Shanghai, China, 2010

Palindrom (Permanent) Victoria & Albert Museum, Tunnel Entrance, London, 2009

Cloud (Permanent) Heathrow T5, London, 2008

Sonic Marshmallows (Permanent) Wat Tyler Country Park, Essex, UK, 2006

Selected Collections

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