Troika is a Franco-German contemporary art group formed by Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) in 2003.

Working across media in sculpture, film, installation, and painting, their work contemplates humanity’s experiences and attitudes towards new technologies and how these transform our understanding and relationships to nature, each other and the wider world. Their artworks broach themes that include artificial intelligence, algorithmic data, forms of life, virtual and physical representation systems. 

Their practice is often based in research and explores systems of knowledge in the fields of natural philosophy and the history of technology. In 2019 Troika started a research project together with biologists, neuroscientists, the British Antarctic Survey and physicists from Cambridge University which will culminate in a book and a permanent outdoor installation at Cambridge University in 2023.

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, the Israel Museum and Centre Georges Pompidou.

In 2023 Troika was commissioned by Häusler Contemporary for R&V to create a large-scale location-specific installation, ’Squaring the Circle’, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel live and work in London. Troika is represented by Max Goelitz (Munich), OMR (Mexico City), and Ron Mandos (Amsterdam).

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

  • 2017 ‘Glitches’, Renie Spoelstra and Troika, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
  • 2016 ‘Everything is and isn’t at the same time’, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong
  • 2015 ‘Limits of a Known Territory’, NC-arte, Bogotá
  • 2015 ‘Cartography of Control’, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 2014 ‘Dark Matter’, Art Basel Unlimited, Basel
  • 2014 ‘Persistent Illusions’, Daelim Museum, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 ’Real Feelings: Emotion and Technology’, MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2020 ’Real Feelings: Emotion and Technology’, HeK, Basel, CH
  • 2018 Troika & Modern Forms, Floreat House, London, UK
  • 2018 ‘Transmission’, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong
  • 2017 ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London
  • 2017 ‘Everyday Abstraction’, Vejle Museum, Vejle, DK
  • 2017 ‘The Hum’, Caustic Coastal, Salford, UK
  • 2016 ‘Lightopia’, MARCO, Monterrey, MX
  • 2016 ‘Cosmos’, Daejeon Museum, KR
  • 2016 ‘Stream of Consciousness’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2016 ‘Irisations’, Vasarely Foundation, Aix en Provence, FR
  • 2015 ‘Globale: Exo-Evolution’, ZKM Karlsruhe, DE
  • 2015 ‘A Point of Signification’, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong
  • 2015 ‘Bread and Jam II’, 52 Whitbread Road, London, UK
  • 2015 ‘Reverse Order’, Troika, Tobias Putrih and Larry Bell,
    Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, CH
  • 2015 ‘26 rue du Départ’, Galerie Maubert, Paris, FR
  • 2014 ‘Here Today…’, The Old Sorting Office, London, UK
  • 2014 ‘Light Fantastic’, House of the Nobleman, London, UK
  • 2014 ‘Art Robotique’, La Cité Des Sciences et De L’industrie, Paris, FR
  • 2014 ‘INTERACT: Deconstructing Spectatorship’, The Courtauld Gallery, London, UK
  • 2013 ‘Lightopia’, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, DE
  • 2013 ‘En vie – Alive’, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, FR
  • 2013 ‘Present Presence’, Jan-v-Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL
  • 2012 ‘What the machines are begging for?’, Song-Won Art Center, Seoul, KR
  • 2012 ‘Intersections: Science in Contemporary Art’, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
  • 2012 ‘Never Ever Everland’, Kustera Projects Red Hook, New York
  • 2011 ‘Curious Minds’, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
  • 2012 ‘The Space between Now and Then’, OMR Gallery Mexico City, MX
  • 2012 ‘Decode’, Holon Museum, Holon, IL 2012 ‘After the Bit Rush’, MU, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2012 ‘Super Contemporary’, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, TW
  • 2012 ‘Falling Light’, Input/Output Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2012 ‘Decode’, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture Moscow
  • 2010 ‘Hyperlinks’, Art Institute of Chicago, US
  • 2010 ‘Blur’, International Digital Art Festival Incheon, KR
  • 2010 ‘Outerworlds’, Deloitte Luxembourg, LUX
  • 2009 ‘Decode’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
  • 2008 ‘Nowhere/Now/Here’, LABoral, Gijon, SP
  • 2008 ‘Blood on Paper’, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
  • 2008 ‘Design and the Elastic Mind’, MoMA, New York
  • 2008 ‘Volumes(s)’, Casino Luxembourg, LUX
  • 2007 ‘Get It Louder’, Grandview Mall, Guangzhou, CN
  • 2007 ‘Responsive’, Japan Roppongi Hill Arena, Tokyo, JP
  • 2006 ‘Sensi Sotto Sopra’, Romaeuropa Festival Palladio Theater, Rome, IT
  • 2006 ‘Noise of Art’, Tate Britain, London, UK
  • 2006 ‘Lumieres Sonores’, Maison des Arts Creteil, FR
  • 2005 ‘Contemporary Patrons Group Exhibition’, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • 2005 ‘Ron Arad – The Masters Selection’, Ausstellungshalle für Zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, UK
  • 2005 ‘Future Wireless’, The Dana Center Science Museum, London, UK

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