Thomas Ruff

(German, b. 1958)

interieur 11b by thomas ruff

Thomas Ruff

Interieur 11B, 1980

jpeg ca02 by thomas ruff

Thomas Ruff

jpeg ca02, 2004

jpeg hdem 05 (allianz arena) by thomas ruff

Thomas Ruff

jpeg hdem 05 (Allianz Arena), 2005

m.d.p.n. 01 by thomas ruff

Thomas Ruff

m.d.p.n. 01, 2002

ma.r.s. 19 by thomas ruff

Thomas Ruff

ma.r.s. 19, 2010

ma.r.s.04 by thomas ruff

Thomas Ruff

ma.r.s.04, 2010

Biography

Timeline

1958
Born in Harmersbach, Germany
1977 - 1985
Studied at National Academy of the Arts, Düsseldorf, Germany
1993
Study visit Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy
2000
Professorship at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Germany
Lives and works in Duesseldorf, Germany

Exhibitions

2014
(Mis)Understanding Photography. Werke und Manifeste, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Lichten, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium (solo)
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany (solo)
ein drittel weiß, KIT. Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Datascapes, Foundation Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
Visionen. Atmosphären der Veränderung, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Colección Helga de Alvear: El Arte de Presente, Centro Centro Palacio de Cibiles, Madrid, Spain
in progress. Werke aus der mumok Sammlung, MUMOK Wien, Vienna, Austria
Think First, Shoot Later: Photography from the MCA Collection, MCA Chicago, Chicago, USA

Public Collections

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Literature

2010
Brave New World / Le Meilleur des Mondes - Du point de vue de la Collection Mudam, Mudam Luxembourg
2009 - 2010
Die Düsseldorfer Schule - Photographien 1970-2008 aus der Sammlung Lothar Schirmer, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich, Germany
Look at Me. Faces and Gazes in Art 1999-2009, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland