Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Small Bang


by Sigrid Kirk, Director Arts Co.

Year 2015
Medium ink on paper
Dimensions 29.9 x 20.9 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Thu 30 April, 2015 at 9:00pm


Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) all live and work in London and have worked together as an artist trio since 2003. With a particular interest in perception and the spatial experience, their collective works challenge the experience of seeing and knowing. They manipulate our perception of the world 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, water and electricity. While the mark making involved in the works is at once deliberate and spontaneous, calculated and random, through their work, Troika explores 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) and Tate Britain (2007). 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, NC Arte, Bogota, Colombia (2015); Shortcuts, Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt Biel/Bienne (2015); Walk the Line. New Paths in Drawing, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2015); Globale. Renaissance 2.0, ZKM / Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2015); Persistent Illusions - Troika's first solo show in Asia -  Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea (2014), and The far Side of Reason, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico (2013).  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.