Constanze Ruhm

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media artist

* 1965, Vienna [A]
lives and works in Vienna [A]

CV | Grants and Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Videography | Bibliography | Recommended Links

CV ::

1987-93
Studies at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst [Academy of Aplied Arts], Vienna [A] [Master Class for Visual Media/Prof. Peter Weibel]

1991-94
Postgraduate studies at the INM -Institut für Neue Medien [Institute for New Media], Städelschule, Frankfurt on Main [D]
Assistant of Dara Birnbaum, Matt Mullican, Peter Weibel

1995/96
Residence in New York [USA]

1996/97
Guest Professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung [Academy for Design], Offenbach/Main [D]

1998
Schindler Scholarship of the Museum of Applied Arts [MAK], Vienna, at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles [USA]

1999-2001
Vice president of the Vienna Secession, Vienna [A]

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Grants and Awards ::
[selected]

Wilfried Skreiner-Award, Graz [A], 2002; Frauen-Medienkunstpreis der österreichischen Frauenministerin [Media Art Award for Women of the Austrian Ministery for Women] [A], 1999; Honorary Mention, Otto-Mauer-Award of the City of Vienna [A], 1998; Schindler Scholarship Los Angeles of the Museum of Applied Arts [MAK], Vienna, 1997; Anerkennungspreis für Medienkunst, Land Niederösterreich [Award for Media Art of the County of Niederösterreich] [A], 1996; State Grant for Visual Arts [A], 1993; Honorary Mention [Categorie Computer Graphics], Prix Ars Electronica, Linz [A], 1993.

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Solo Exhibitions ::
[selected]

2001
»A Memory of the Players Version 1.0«, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna [A]
»A Memory of the Players in a Mirror at Midnight«, Entwistle Gallery, London [UK]

1999
»apartment«, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck [A]
»Off«, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna [A]

1998
»10:45 / and then I often think of you«, Galerie Menotti, Baden [A]
»Constanze Ruhm. '...Time and not the End of Desire...'«, Museum of Modern Art Vienna [A]

1997
»bo.track.32«, t0/Public Netbase, Vienna [A]

1995
»kanal«, [with Peter Sandbichler], Galerie Gaudens Pedit, Lienz [A]
»kanal«, Biennale di Venezia, Austrian Pavillon, Venice [I]

1994
»Secret of Life«, [withPeter Sandbichler], Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna [A]

1993
»True/False/Else«, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz [A]
»A House has a Top and four Walls«, [with Martin Püspök], Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna [A]
»Découvertes«, [with U.K.F.], Grand Palais, Paris [F]

1992
»On justifying the hypothetical character of art and its non-identicality in the object world«, [in cooperation with Peter Weibel], Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne [D]

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Group Exhibitions ::
[selected]

2002
»Bed of Film«, Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin [D]
»Uncommon Denominator: New Art from Vienna«, MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA [USA]
»Limits of Perception«, Fondacion Miro, Barcelona [E]

2001
»Im Buchstabenfeld«, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz [A]
»interior / exterior«, Galerie Six/ Ungar, Munich [D]
»Diesseits und jenseits des Traums. 100 Jahre Jacques Lacan«, Freud Museum, Vienna [A]
»Action, Roll: Endtroducing«, Villa Arson, Nice [F]
»Shopping«, Generali Foundation, Vienna [A]

2000
»Illicit Form of Meditation«, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart/ haus. 0, Stuttgart [D]
»Never Alone Again«, La Panaderia, Mexico City [MEX]
»Rupertinum Fotopreis 1999«, Rupertinum, Salzburg [A]
»Kampfzone«, Kunstbüro, Vienna [A]
»Der Medienturm«, Galerie Edition Artelier, Graz [A]
»What is the Enlightenment?«, Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht [NL]
»Video Art Festival«, St. Petersburg [RUS]
»Skulptur als Möbel/ Möbel als Skulptur. Objekte aus der Sammlung der Neuen Galerie Graz«, Neue Galerie, Graz [A]
»Kunst in der Stadt IV: Leben Kunst Werk«, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz [A]
»Summerstage«, Galerie Charim-Klocker, Salzburg [A]
»D.A.CH.com«, Galerie Krinzinger, Academy of Visual Arts, Semper depot, Vienna [A]

1999
»Punkt Linie Fläche Raum«, Rupertinum, Salzburg [A]
»The Texture of Memory«, Kunstraum Neue Kunst, Hannover [D]
»mars«, Post Gallery, Los Angeles [USA]
»Richtung Museumsquartier - Die neue Sammlung«, Museum of Modern Art, 20er Haus, Vienna [A]
»Das Jahrhundert der Frauen«, Kunstforum, Vienna [A]
»Video Show«, Athens [GR]
»there might be a place where one goes to feel better«, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles [USA]

1998
»A Visao Austriaca«, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon [P]
»Interactus V«, Istituto Culturale de Hungaria, Rome [I]
»transmediale«, Berlin [D]
»sincerly yours. Video art in Austria«, Municipal Gallery, Sofia [BG

1997
»Freeze Frame«, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna [A]
»Time Is Man-Space Is A Women«, Galleria Viafarini, Milan [I]
»Jenseits der Kunst/Beyond Art«, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz [A]
»V6«, Galerie Brasilica, Vienna [A]

1996
»Jenseits von Kunst/Beyond Art«, Museum Ludwig, Budapest [H]
»balance.akte«, Niederösterreichische Landesgalerie, Vienna, and Kunsthalle Krems [A]
»Co wlasliwie sprawia, ze dzisiejsze miasta sa tak odmienne, tak seksy?«, Galerie BWA, Lodz [PL]
»Habitus Abito Habitare«, Museo Pecci, Prato [I]
»Out of the Dark«, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York [USA]
»Boxes«, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York [USA]
»knot.project/ N.Y.C.«, [with Peter Sandbichler] installation presented in the context of the project »reaching out. Installations in Public Spaces«, New York [USA]
»Austriaci a Roma«, Palazzo Braschi, Museo di Roma, Rome [I]
»Schrägspuren. Tage zeitgenössischer Videokunst in Klagenfurt«, House of Architecture, Klagenfurt [A]

1995
»Raum annehmen IV«, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna [A]
»self construction«, Museum of Modern Art, 20er Haus, Vienna [A]
»Skizzen, Modelle, Notizen«, Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna [A]
»Auf den Leib geschrieben«, Kunsthalle im Messepalast, Vienna [A]

1994
»Translucent Writings«, Neuberger Museum of the Arts, Purchase, NY [USA]
»Ars Electronica 94 - Intelligente Ambiente [Intelligent Ambience]«, Brucknerhaus, Linz [A]
»Lokalzeit - Wiener Material im Spiegel des Unbehagens«, Kunstraum Strouhal, Vienna [A]
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana [SLO]
Fondazione Querini, Venice [I]
»Stubenring3/Stubenring5«, [in cooperation with »museum in progess«], Vienna [A]
»Photosynthese«, Galerie Vorsetzen, Hamburg [D]

1993
»Eigenwelt der Apparatewelt II«, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems [A]
»Eigenwelt der Apparatewelt I«, Institute for New Media at the Städelschule, Frankfurt/M. [D]
»Keimfreie Wesen befehlen mir meine Galerie keimfrei zu halten«, Galerie Hubert Winter, Wien [A]
»Computerkünstler - Gedanken, Skizzen, Notizen«, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich [D]
»Computerkünstler«, Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringerstraße, Munich [D]
»TRANSPARENZ«, Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch [A]
»101«, Orangerie im Schlosspark, Eisenstadt [A]

1992
»Visual Communications Lab«, Boganzici, Istanbul University, Istanbul [TR]
»CVC-Computer Video Camera«, Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna [A]
»Die Idee einer Sammlung. 20 Jahre Galerie Grita Insam«, Dorotheum, Vienna [A]
»World Wide Video Festival«, Arnhem [NL]
»Design zum Lieben«, Museum for Applied Arts [MAK], Vienna [A]

1990
»100 Tage Museum des 21. Jahrhunderts Wien«, Museum for Applied Arts [MAK], Vienna [A]

1989
»Sampling«, Station Rose, Vienna [A]

1988
Museum for Applied Arts [MAK], Vienna [A]

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Videography ::
[selected]

»A Memory of the Players in a Mirror at Midnight«, 2001 [24 min; BetaCam, color, sound]
»Time«, 2000 [2 min (loop); BetaCam PAL, color]
»Evidence«, 2000 [5:30 min; BetaCam PAL, color]
»The Exorcist Tourist (10:45 again)«, 1999 [60 min; S-VHS PAL, color]
»ID 851-205«, 1999 [6 min; 35mm transferred to video (S-VHS), color]
»ID Remix«, 1999 [6min; 35mm transferred to video (S-VHS PAL), color, without sound]
»travelling / Plan 234 / Extérieur Nuit«, 1999 [2:14 min; S-VHS PAL, b&w]
»there might be a place where one goes to feel better«, 1998 [18 min; S-VHS PAL, b&w]
»apartment«, 1998 [18 min; S-VHS PAL, b&w]
»and then I often think of you«, 1997/98 [12 min; S-VHS PAL, color]
»myself«, 1997 [5min; VHS PAL, color]
»bo.track32«, 1997 [ca. 12 min; S-VHS PAL, color]
»the (w)hole room«, 1996 [3 min; VHS PAL, b&w]
»knot.project.N.Y.C.«, 1996 [90 min; S-VHS NTSC/PAL, color] - (video tape for an installation in public space, New York [USA])
»26 years in the life of a female media artist«, 1996 [26 min; VHS PAL, s/w]
»anima«, 1996 [5 min; VHS PAL, color]
»heaven«, 1996 [3 min; VHS PAL, color]
»Secret of Life«, 1994 [30 min ; VHS PAL, color]
»36 truth tables«, 1993 [18 min; VHS PAL, color]
»true/false/else«, 1993 [8 min; VHS PAL, color]
»Un Coup de Dès«, 1992 [12 min; VHS PAL, color]
»A house has a top and four walls«, 1991 [4 min; VHS PAL, color]

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Works in Museums and Collections ::
[selected]

Museum of Modern Art, Ludwig Foundation [A]; Neue Galerie Graz [A]; Collection of the city of Vienna [A]; Photographic Collection of the Rupertinum, Salzburg [A]; Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck [A].

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Bibliography ::

° Exhibition Catalogs :
[selected]

Uncommon Denominator. New Art from Vienna, [cat. MASS Moca, New Adams, USA], 2002; Im Buchstabenfeld, [cat. Neue Galerie Graz], 2001; Gateau, Laurence [ed.]: Action / Roll: Endtroducing, [Kat. Villa Arson, Nizza], 2001; Rupertinum Fotopreis 1999, [cat. Rupertinum Salzburg], 1999; Jahrhundert der Frauen. Vom Impressionismus zur Gegenwart. Österreich 1870 bis heute, [cat. Kunstforum Wien], 1999; Constanze Ruhm. …: Time and not the End of Desire …, [cat. Museum of Modern Art Vienna, 20er Haus], 1998; Transmediale 98. Video Television Multimedia, [festival cat. Berlin], 1998; Jenseits von Kunst, [cat. Museum of Modern Art Budapest], 1996; Habitus Habito Habitare, [cat. Museo di Arte Moderna, Prato], 1996; Co wlasliwie sprawia, ze dzisiejsze miasta sa tak odmienne, tak seksy?, [cat. BWA Gallery, Lodz], 1996; balance.akt.96, [cat. Niederösterreichische Landesgalerie, Vienna, and Kunsthalle Krems], 1996; Auf den Leib geschrieben, [cat. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna], 1995; Weibel, Peter [ed.]: The Media Pavilion : art and architecture in the age of cyberspace/ Pavillon der Medien, (Austrian Pavillion, 46th Venice Biennial, 1995), Wien/New York: Springer, 1995; Translucent Writings, [cat. Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, NY], 1994; Secret of Life, [cat. Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna], 1994; Gerbel, Karl/Weibel, Peter [eds.]: Intelligente Ambiente [Intelligent Ambience], [cat. Ars Electronica, Linz], Vienna 1994; Weibel, Peter [ed.]: Lokalzeit. Wiener Künstler im Spiegel des Unbehagens, Vienna 1994; Transparenzen. Künstlerinnen in Österreich, [cat. Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch], 1993; Ruhm, Constanze [ed.]: True, false, else: give the self a shelf, [cat. Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz], 1993; Fleck, Robert [ed.]: On justifying the hypothetical nature of art and ist non-identicality in the object world, Cologne: Walther König, 1992; CVC-Computer Video Camera, [cat. Galerie Insam, Vienna], 1992; A House has a top and four Walls, [cat. Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna], 1992.

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Recommended Links ::

- > Constanze Ruhm: Biography :
http://www.kerstinengholm.com/ARTISTS/CRbio.html
http://www.basis-wien.at/cgi-bin/browse.pl?t=fipo.tpl&fipoid=15502

- > »Uncommon Denominator: New Art from Vienna«, Massachusetts MOCA, North Adams, MA, USA, (group exhibition), 2002 :
http://www.massmoca.org/visual_arts/index.html#ruhm

- »Spuren der Inszenierung: Harun Farocki, Olaf Metzel, Wendolien van Oldenborg« / »NICHT löschbares Feuer; Harun Farocki - Fillms, Videos and Installations from 1968 - 2001«, film program and exhibition project curated by C. Ruhm, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart/ haus.0, Stuttgart [D], 11/04/ - 12/14/2001 :
http://www.haussite.net/haus.0/PROGRAM/farocki/head.html

- > »Constanze Ruhm: Apartment (1998)«, [presentation in the context of the exhibition series »ferdinandeum video 13/2«], Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum/Studiogalerie, Innsbruck [A] - (04/21 - 05/02/1999) :
http://www.tirolkultur.at/ferdinandeum/z_archiv/video13/video13.html#ruhm

- > Constanze Ruhm & Peter Sandbichler: »Kanal«; [project for the Austrian Pavillion, 46th Venice Biennial, 06/12 - 10/15/1995] :
http://www.t0.or.at/~kfricke/

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