Biography

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 the Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA New York 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.

www.troika.uk.com

CV

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 Virtual Failure, HS Projects, London, UK
    Borrowed Light, Barbican, London, UK
  • 2017 Compression Loss, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, MX
    Glitches, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2016 Everything is and isn’t at the same time, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, HKG
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  • 2015 Limits of a known territory, NC Arte, Bogotá, CO
    Cartography of Control, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2014 Dark Matter, Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, CH
    Persistent Illusions, Daelim Museum, Seoul, KR
  • 2013 The Weather Yesterday, HCFA Gallery, London, UK
    The Far Side of Reason, OMR Gallery, Mexico City, MX
  • 2012 Arcades, Buda Tower, Kortrijk, BE
  • 2010 UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, CN

Group Exhibitions 

  • 2018 Troika at the Modern Forms, Floreat House, London, UK
    Coding The World, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
    Labyrinth Konkret, Museum im Kulturspeiger Würzburg, Würzburg, DE
    Transmission, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, HK
  • 2017 Everyday Abstract, Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, DK
    The Hum, Caustic Coastal, Salford, UK
    ARTEFACT EXPO: The Act of Magic, STUK, Leuven, DK
    Corridor III: Valdermar Daa, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, DK
    Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, UK
    Art Light, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK
  • 2016 Lightopia, MARCO, Monterrey Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico, MX
    [un]expected: The Art of Chance, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, DE
    Cosmos, Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea, KR
    Secret European Studio, Arthouse1, London, UK
    Lightopia, MAAT – Museum of Art Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, PT
    Stream of Consciousness, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    Irisations, Vasarely Foundation, Aix en Provence, FR
    Globale: Exo-Evolution, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE
    A Point of Signification, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong, HKG
    Bread and Jam II, 52 Whitbread Road, London
    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, Kunstmuseum 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
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  • 2014 Here today, The Old Sorting Office, London, UK
    Light Fantastic, House of the Nobleman, London, UK
    Unlimited, Art Basel 2014, Basel, CH, presented by OMR and Kohn Gallery
    About Time, Maddox Arts, London, UK
    Art Robotique, Cité des Sciences, Paris, FR
    Martino Gamper: Design is a State of Mind, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK
    Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin, IT
    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
    Nature, Vegas Gallery, London, UK
    Never Ever Ever Land, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, USA
  • 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, Taiwan, TW
    Falling Light, Input/Output Gallery, Hong Kong, HK
    Decode, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, RU
  • 2010 Blur, International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, KR
    Hyperlinks, Art Institute of Chicago, USA
    Outerworlds, Deloitte Luxembourg, LU
  • 2009 Decode, V&A 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, USA
    Volumes(s), Casino Luxembourg, LU
  • 2007 Get It Louder, Grandview Mall, Guangzhou, CN
    Daning/The Life Hub, Shanghai, CN
    SOHO Shangdu, Beijing, CN
    Responsive, Japan Roppongi Hill Arena, Tokyo, JP
    Future of Sound, Touring exhibition, London, UK
  • 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

Talks

  • 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

Selected Public Commissions

Continental Drift Cambridge Station Cycle Park, Cambridge, 2016
The Weather Yesterday Hoxton Square, London, 2012
Light Rain UK Pavilion, World Expo,
Shanghai, China, 2010

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Palindrome Victoria & Albert Museum, Tunnel Entrance, London, 2009
Cloud Heathrow T5, London, 2008

Collections

Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Modern Art, New York

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British Council Collection
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
M+ Hong Kong
Jumex Collection, Mexico City