Troika founded in 2003, London, United Kingdom.

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 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 is part of the permanent collections of Centre Pompidou, Paris; M+, Hong Kong; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, New York; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; 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.




Royal College of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions

Virtual Failure, HS Projects, London, UK.
Borrowed Light, Barbican, London, UK.

Compression Loss, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.
Glitches, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Everything is and isn’t at the same time, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong.

Limits of a known territory, NC Arte, Bogota, Columbia.
Cartography of Control, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, United States.

Persistent Illusions, Daelim Museum, Seoul, South Korea.

The Weather Yesterday, Hester Chan Fine Arts, London, UK.
The Far Side of Reason, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.

Arcades, Buda Tower, Kortrijk, Belgium.

Light Rain, UK Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 10, Shanghai, China.

Group Exhibitions

[Forthcoming] OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.
[Forthcoming] Arte Abierto, Mexico City, Mexico.
[Forthcoming] On Earth: Imaging, Technology and the Natural World, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France.
Poetics of Reality (Encoded): Brigitte Kowanz and Troika, Max Goelitz, Munich, Germany.

Real Feelings, HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel), Basel, Switzerland.
On Earth: Imaging, Technology and the Natural World, Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Cured3, Bonhams, London, UK.

Autonomy, The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough, UK.
Gradation, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK.
Rencontres d’Arles: On Earth, Arles, France.
Negative Space, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Troika at Modern Forms, Floreat House, London, UK.
Coding the World, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Labyrinth Konkret, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.
Transmission, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong.

Corridor III: Valdermar Daa, Viborg Kunstahal, Viborg, Denmark.
Art Light, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
Everyday Abstract, Vejle Museum of Art, Vejle, Denmark.
The Hum, Castic Coastal, Salford, UK.
Drawing Biennal 2017, Drawing Room, London, UK.
ARTEFACT EXPO: The Act of Magic, STUK, Leuven, Belgium.

Lightopia (Touring), MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico.
[un]expected: The Art of Chance, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany.
Cosmos, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea.
Secret European Studio, Arthouse 1, London, UK.
Lightopia (Touring), MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal.
Stream of Consciousness, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Irisations, Vasarely Foundation, Aix en Provence, France.

Globale: Exo-Evolution, ZKM Center, Karlsruhe, Germany.
A Point of Signification, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong.
Bread and Jam II, 52 Whitbread Road, London, UK.
Black Box, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany.
Finding Form, Artist First, London, UK.
Reverse Order, Anne Mosseri – Marlio Galerie, Basel, Switzerland.
Walk the Line. New Paths in Drawing, Kunstmuseum Wolfburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
Short Cuts, Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
Drawing Biennal 2015, Drawing Room, London, UK.
Quantum of Disorder, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland.
Meme, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK.

Unlimited, Art Basel 2014, Basel, Switzerland.
Here Today, The Old Sorting Office, London, UK
Light Fantastic, House of the Nobleman, London, UK.
The Beautiful Changes, RH Contemporary, New York, USA.
About Time, Maddox Arts, London, UK.
Art Robotique, Cité des Sciences, Paris, France.
Martino Gamper : Design is a State of Mind (Touring), Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London,UK.; Pinacoteca Agneli, Turin, Italy; Museion, Bolzano, Italy.
Interact, The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

Global aCtIVISm, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany.
Lightopia (Touring), Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany.
Call of the Mall, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
En vie – Alive, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France.
One Beam of Light, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK.
Present/Presence, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Netherlands.

WHAT the Machines are Begging for?, Song-Won Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.
Nature, Vegas Gallery, London, UK.
Arcades, Buda Tower, Kortrijk, Belgium.
Never Ever Land, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York City, NY, USA.

Curious Minds, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
The Space between Now and Then, OMR, Mexico City, Mexico.
Decode, Holon Museum, Holon, Israel.
After the bit rush, MU Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Super Contemporary, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, Taipei.
Falling Light, Input/Output Gallery, Hong Kong.
Decode (Touring), Garage Museum, Moscow, Russia.

Blur, International Digital Art Festival, Incheon, Korea.
Hyperlinks, Art Institute of Chicago, USA.
Outerworlds, Deloitte Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Decode (Touring), co-curated by onedotzero, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.

Nowhere/ Now/Here, LABoral, Gijon, Spain.
Blood on Paper, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
Design and the Elastic Mind, curated by Paola Antonelli MoMA, New York, USA.
Volume(s), curated by Marc Clement and Kevin Muhlen, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Get it Louder (Touring), SOHO Shangdu, Beijing, China; Daning/The Life Hub, Shanghai, China; Grandview Mall Guangzhou, China.
Responsive, Japan Roppongi Hill Arena, Tokyo, Japan.
Future of Sound, Touring exhibition, London UK.

Sensi Sotto Sopra, Romaeuropa Festival, Rome, Italy.
Noise of Art, Tate Britain, London, UK.
Lumieres Sonores, Maison des Arts, Creteil, France.

Future Wireless, The Dana Center – Science Museum, London, UK.
Ron Arad – The masters collection, curated by Ron Arad, Ausstellungshalle für Zeit-Genössische Kunst Münster, Germany.
Contemporary Patrons group exhibition, curated by Artwise Curators The Royal Academy, London, UK.

Spiel: An interactive playground, curated by Man Somerlinck, Fordham Gallery, London, UK.

Selected Public Commissions

Continental Drift (Permanent) Cambridge Station Cycle Park, Cambridge, 2016

The Weather Yesterday Hoxton Square, London, 2012

Light Rain UK Pavilion, World Expo, Shanghai, China, 2010

Palindrom (Permanent) Victoria & Albert Museum, Tunnel Entrance, London, 2009

Cloud (Permanent) Heathrow T5, London, 2008

Sonic Marshmallows (Permanent) Wat Tyler Country Park, Essex, UK, 2006

Selected Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Jumex Collection, Mexico City
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museum of Modern Art, New York
M+, Hong Kong
British Council Collection
Victoria & Albert Museum, London