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.