Valentin Ruhry (1982, Graz) is an Austrian artist, who lives and works in Vienna.
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Primarily producing sculptures and site-specific installations, Valentin Ruhry incorporates found objects and vintage materials into his work, and frequently explores outmoded technologies. In his well known work Untitled (Hello World.) (2011), Ruhry presents scores of illuminated rocker switches that form a monochrome field with the words “Hello World” spelled out to one side. Ruhry’s Wandarbeit (2013) comprises a wall-mounted stepladder combined with a single light bulb, forming a minimalist light fixture. “Since I don’t understand much about the technical aspects of most of the equipment that surrounds me, I study their aesthetic qualities,” he has said. “I try to highlight them by placing aesthetics or form before function.”
Valentin's recent solo exhibitions include: Grand Central, MAK in Wien (2014), FF –, Kunstraum Weikendorf in Weikendorf (2014) , Galerie Vanessa Quang in Paris (2013), réclamer in Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz (2013), Falsche Universalismen in Christine König Galerie in Wien (2012), Too soon, too late. in Sotheby´s in Wien (2012), Level in Pratersauna Artspace in Wien (2012).
He participated in international group exhibitions such as Collaborative Networks (2015), Destination Wien, in Kunsthalle Graz (2015), Relational Changes in Christine König Galerie in Wien (2015), On Paper in Christine König Galerie in Wien (2014), Connecting Sounds in MQ Wien in Wien (2014), Gasträume 2014 in Basteiplatz in Zurich (2014), Austrian Sculpture Project in ViennaFair in Wien (2013), Material Conceptualism - The Comfort of Things in Aanant & Zoo in Berlin (2013), Mediterranean Biennale in Sakhnin in Sakhnin (2013), Speak, Clown! in Fold Gallery in London (2013), New Positions in Art Cologne in Köln (2013), Marcel Duchamp and the contemporary readymade in Blain|Southern in London (2013), All Work No Play in austrian cultural forum london in London (2012), ABC Berlin in Art Berlin Contemporary in Berlin (2012), Formless - All Work No Play in austrian cultural forum london in London (2012), Car Culture in Lentos in Linz(2012).
For more information: http://www.ruhry.at/en/work-recent.html
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