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b. 2003, United Kingdom

Troika Biography

Troika is made up of Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) who have worked together as an artist trio since 2003. With a particular interest in perception and spatial experience, their works manipulate our understanding of the world and question the certitude of knowledge constructs.

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

Since establishing the studio in 2003 Troika’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions at institutions such as: the Vasarely Foundation, Aix en Provence (2016), the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe (2015 and 2013), the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2015), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2015), Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne (2015), Drawing Room, London (2015), Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2015), the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2009), the Art Institute of Chicago (2009), the MoMA New York (2008), Tate Britain, London (2007). Their work is represented in the permanent collections of the Israel Museum in 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. 

Recent solo exhibitions include Everything is and isn't at the same time, at Galerie Huit, Hong Kong (18 Mar. - 6 May 2016), Limits of a known territory at NC-Arte, Bogota, Colombia (13 Jun. - 5 Sept. 2015), Cartography of Control at Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (10 Jan. - 7 Feb. 2015), Persistent Illusions - Troika's first solo show in Asia - at the Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea (10 April 2014 – 12 Oct 2014) and The far Side of Reason, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico (April – June 2013).

Troika Featured Artworks

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Irma Watched Over by Machines by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaIrma Watched Over by Machines, 2020acrylic
85 x 63 x 4.5 cm
Galería OMR Enquire
Polar Spectrum by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaPolar Spectrum, 2015Wood, graphite and black flock
137 x 137 x 100 cm
Galería OMR Enquire
Compression Loss (Thoth) by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaCompression Loss (Thoth), 2017Jesmonite, concrete plinth
75 x 30 x 30 cm
Galería OMR Enquire
Compression Loss (Xipe) by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaCompression Loss (Xipe), 2017Jesmonite, concrete plinth
70 x 80 x 80 cm
Galería OMR Enquire
Compression Loss (Hebe even) by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaCompression Loss (Hebe even), 2017Jesmonite, concrete plinth
50 x 42 x 42 cm
Galería OMR Enquire
Virtual Failure by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaVirtual Failure, 2017Dice
498 x 100 x 1.63 cm
Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie Contact Gallery
Horizons by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaHorizons, 2017Black ink on paper
33.2 x 27 cm
Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie Contact Gallery
Horizons by Troika contemporary artwork
TroikaHorizons, 2017Black ink on paper
25 x 125 x 3 cm
Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie Contact Gallery

Troika Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Troika, Compression Loss at Galería OMR, Mexico City
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10 November 2017–20 January 2018 Troika Compression Loss Galería OMRMexico City
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Reverse Order at Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel
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14 May–27 June 2015 Group Exhibition Reverse Order Anne Mosseri-Marlio GalerieBasel
Contemporary art exhibition, Troika, The Far Side of Reason at Galería OMR, Mexico City
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9 April–16 June 2013 Troika The Far Side of Reason Galería OMRMexico City

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Troika In Ocula Magazine

Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA, Chong...

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Doryun Chong Ocula Conversation Doryun Chong By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

Doryun Chong is Chief Curator at M+, Hong Kong’s super museum for visual culture. Prior to joining M+, Chong was Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and prior to that, he was a curator in the visual arts department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center from 2003 to 2009. At MoMA, Chong...

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Troika In Video & Audio

Troika | ‘Testing Time’ | OMR Related Video & Audio Troika | ‘Testing Time’ | OMR 8 November 2017, Galería OMR

Troika Testing Time Water, electronics, LEDs 2014 Testing Time is an installation in which a stream of water is brought to a halt, and time is visibly broken into distinct instances. In their first incorporation of water in a sculptural form, Troika subvert the element's innate indifference to human presence, disrupting its potential...

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Troika ‘Dark Matter’, 2014 Related Video & Audio Troika ‘Dark Matter’, 2014 7 September 2014, Troika

Dark Matter (2014) Troika (Sebastien Noel, Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki) Aluminium structure, ply wood, flock 237.5 x 237.5 x 237.5 cm

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