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* 1958, Zell, D; lives and works in Düsseldorf, D

Ruff studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf [1982 - 1989] with Bernd Becher.

Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Bibliography | Recommended Links

Solo Exhibitions
[selected]

2000
»LMVDR«, Haus Lange - Haus Esters, Krefeld [D]
»Nudes«, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin [D] and David Zwirner Gallery, New York [USA]
»Selected Photographs«, Zwirner & Wirth, New York [USA]

1999
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich [CH]

1998
Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo [J]
303 Gallery, New York [USA]
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin [D]

1997
»Oeuvres 1979-97«, Centre national de la photographie, Paris [F]

1996
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco [USA]

1994
Rooseum, Malmö [S]
White Cube, London [UK]

1991
»Thomas Ruff«, Kunstverein Bonn [D]; Kunstverein Arnsberg [D]

1989
»Portraits Häuser Sterne«, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam [NL], Centre National dÀrt Contemporain - Le Magasin, Grenoble [F]; Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam [NL]
Galerie, Pierre Huber, Geneva [CH]
303 Galler, New York [USA]

1988
Portikus, Frankfurt/ M. [D]

1984
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Düsseldorf [D]

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Group Exhibitions
[selected]

2000
»How you look at it. Fotografien des 20. Jahrhunderts«, Sprengel Museum, Hannover [D]
»Ansicht Aussicht Einsicht Architekturphotographie«, Museum Bochum [D]

1999
»UNDER/ EXPOSED«, Stockholm Underground [S]
»Das Versprechen der Fotografie. Die Sammlung der DG Bank«, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover [D]
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York [USA]
»Apposite Opposites: Photography from the MCA Collection«, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago [USA]
»Digitale Photographie«, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg [D]
»FACE TO FACE to Cyberspace«, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/ Basle [CH]
»MISSING LINK Menschen-Bilder in der Fotografie«, Kunstmuseum Bern [CH]

1998
»Wounds: between democracy and redemption in contemporary art«, Moderna Museet, Stockholm [S]
»Blickwechsel«, Museum für Neue Kunst | ZKM Karlsruhe [D]

1997
»Positionen künstlerischer Fotografie in Deutschland seit 1945«, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin [D]
»Young German Artists 2«, The Saatchi Gallery, London [UK]

1996
»The Biennale of Sydney«, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney [AUS]
»By Night«, Fondation Cartier, Paris [F]
»Silent and Violent«, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles [USA]

1995
»Biennale di Venezia«, German Pavillion, Venice [I]

1994
»The Act of Seeing [urban space]«, Fondation pour l'Architecture, Brussels [B]

1992
»Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Presen«t, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis [USA]; Guggenheim Museum, Soho, New York [USA]

»documenta IX«, Kassel [D]

1991
»Metropolis«, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin [D]

1990
»New York: A New Generation«, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [USA]

1988
»BiNationale«, Städtische Kunsthalle and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen [D], and The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston [USA]
»Apperto 88«, Biennale di Venezia, Venice [I]

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Bibliography
[selected]

Das Versprechen der Fotografie. Die Sammlung der DG Bank, Ausst. Kat. München/London/New York: Prestel, 1998; »Photographie in der deutschen Gegenwartskunst«, exhib. cat., Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basle 1994; Uffe Harder: »Thomas Ruff«, in: Louisiana Revy, 3, Denmark, 1994, pp. 72-75; Isabelle Graw: »Photo-Text«, in: Artis, December 1993, pp. 26-31; »Die Arena des Privaten«, exhib. cat., Kunstverein München, Munich 1993; Philip Pocock: »Interview with Thomas Ruff«, in: Journal of Contemporary Art, 6, 1, 1993, pp. 78-86; Photography in Contemporary German Art. 1960 to the Present, exhib. cat., Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Guggenheim Museum, New York 1992; Thomas Ruff, exhib. cat., Kunstverein Bonn 1991; Metropolis, exhib. cat., Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin: Edition Cantz, 1991; »Collaboration Franz Gertsch/ Thomas Ruff«, in: Parkett, 28, 1991, pp. 67-107; Annelie Pohlen: »Deep Surface«, in: Artforum, April 1991, pp. 114-118; Hanna Humeltenberg: »Die Magie des Realen. Zu den Arbeiten von Thomas Ruff«, in: Parkett, 19, 1989, pp. 16-27; Max Faust: »Kunst mit Fotografie heute«, in: Wolkenkratzer, No 1, 1989, pp. 24-45; BiNationale, exhib. cat., Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1988.

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Recommended Links

- > detailed Biography/ Bibliography

° Texts ::

- > Interview with Thomas Ruff by Philip Pocock [Journal of Contemporary Art, 1993]

- >Sonja Claser: »Photographie parallel zur Architektur. Interieurs und Häuser im Werk von Thomas Ruff«
- > Annette Urban: »Versuchsanordnungen über Photographie. Die Nachtbilder und Stereoaufnahmen von Thomas Ruff«
[both in: »Ansicht - Aussicht - Einsicht«, exhib cat. Museum Bochum [D]; Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig [D], 2000]

° Exhibitions ::

- > Thomas Ruff, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden [D], 2001/ 2002

- > »Thomas Ruff. Photographs 1979 - 95«, Rooseum, Malmö [S] 1996

- > Thomas Ruff. Portraits, Portikus, Frankfurt/ M. [D], 1988

° Works ::

- > »l.m.v.d.r«, 2000

- > »nudes«, 2000

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