Troika

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 challenge our prescriptions of knowledge, control, and what it means to be human in an age of technology.

 

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.

Selected Exhibitions Solo Exhibitions

2017

Solo Exhibition, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, MX (forthcoming)

Solo Exhibitionl, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2016

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

2015

Limits of a known territory, NC Arte, Bogota, CO

Cartography of Control, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2014

Persistent Illusions, Daelim Museum, Seoul, KR

2013

The Weather Yesterday, HCFA Gallery, London, UK

The Far Side of Reason, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, MX

2010

UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, CN

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Corridor III: Valdemar Daa, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, DK

Art Light, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK

Everyday Abstract, Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, DK

The Hum, Caustic Coastal, Salford, UK

Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, UK

ARTEFACT EXPO: The Act of Magic, STUK, Leuven, DK

2016

Lightopia (Touring), MARCO, Monterrey Contemporary Art Museum, Maxico, MX

[un]expected: The Art of Chance, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, DE

Cosmos, Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea, KR

Secret European Studio, Arthouse1, London, UK

Lightopia, MATT – Museum of Art Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, PT

Stream of Consciousness, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

Irisations, Vasarely Foundation, Aix en Provence, FR

2015

Globale: Exo-Evolution, ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE

A Point of Signification, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, CN

Bread and Jam II, 52 Whitbread Road, London, UK

BLACKBOX, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, DE

Finding Form, Art First, London, UK

Reverse Order: Troika, Tobias Putrih, Larry Bell, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH

Walk the Line. New Paths in Drawing, Kunst Museum, Wolfsburg, DE

Short Cuts, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Biel/Bienne, CH

Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London, UK

Quantum of Disorder, Haus Kostruktiv, Zurich, CH

Meme, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK

2014

Here today, The Old Sorting Office, London, UK

Light Fantastic, House of Nobleman, London, UK

Unlimited, Art Basel 2014, Basel, CH

About Time, Maddox Arts, London, UK

Art Robotique, Cite des Sciences, Paris, FR

Martino Gamper: Design is a State of Mind, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK

Martino Gamper: Design is a State of Mind, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin, IT

Martino Gamper: Design is a State of Mind, Museion, Bolzano, IT

Interact, The Courtauld Gallery: The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK

2013 

global aCtIVISm, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, DE

Lightopia, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, DE

Call of the Mall, Utrecht, NL

En vie – Alive, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, FR

One Beam of Light, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK

Present/Presence, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL

2012

WHAT the Machines are Begging for?, Song-Won Art Center, Seoul, KR

Arcades, Buda Tower, Kortrijk, BE

Nature, Vegas Gallery, London, UK

Never Ever Ever Land, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, US

2011

Curious Minds, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL

The Space between Now and Then, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, MX

Decode, Holon Museum, Holon, IL

After the bit rush, MU, Eindhoven, NL

Super Contemporary, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TW

Falling Light, Input/Output Gallery, Hong Kong, CN

Decode, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, RU

2010

Blur, International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, KR

Hyperlinks, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US

Outerworlds, Deloitte Luxembourg, LU

2009

Decode, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

2008

Nowhere/Now/Here, LABoral, Gijon, ES

Blood on Paper, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Design and the Elastic Mind, MoMA, New York, US

Volumes(s), Casino Luxembourg, LU

2007

Get It Louder, Grandview Mall, Guangzhou, CN

Get It Louder, Daning/The Life Hub, Shanghai, CN

Get It Louder, SOHO Shangdu, Beijing, CN

Responsive, Japan Roppongi Hill Arena, Tokyo, JP

Future of Sound, Touring exhibition, London, UK (Curated by Cybersalon)

2006

Sensi Sotto Sopra, Romaeuropa Festival, Palladio Theater, 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 Selection, Ausstellungshalle für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Münster, DE

Contemporary Patrons Group Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2003

Spiel – An Interactive Playground, Fordham Gallery, London, UK

 

Selected Public Commissions

2016

Continental Drift, Cambridge Station Cycle Park, Cambridge, UK

2012

The Weather Yesterday, Hoxton Square, London, UK

2010

Light Rain, UK Pavillion, World Expo, Shanghai, CN

2009

Palindrome, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tunnel Entrance, London, UK

2008

Cloud, Heathrow T5, London, UK

2006

Sonic Marshmallows, Wat Tyler Country Park, Essex, UK

 

Selected Collections

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US

Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

British Council Collection

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

M+, Hong Kong, HK

Jumex Collection, Mexico City, MX

 

Talks

2017

Breaking Down the Media, AA Public Lecture Programme, Architectural Association, London, UK

2016

The Contemporary Space, Chart Art Talks, programmed by ArtReview, panel discussion with Douglas Coupland and Bjarke Ingles, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, DK

2015

Limits of a Known Territory, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, CO

Interview with Felicity Lunn (director), Centre PasquArt, Biel / Bienne, CH

2014

Persistent Illusions, Daelim Museum, Seoul, KR

From Light to Art, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, DE

2016

Everything Is And Isn’t At The Same Time, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, China