Bernard Bouche Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works by Bernhard Rüdiger. This exhibition will run in parallel with CHOICES Paris Collectors Weekend at the Palais de Tokyo, where two works by Bernhard Rüdiger, Unbekannte Vögel, Organ flutes in pine from 19th century, will be presented, from 20 to 22 May.
With a bicultural background, German and Italian, Bernhard Rüdiger’s artist approach wavers between sculpture, installation, stage production and architecture. His lines of thought are overtaken by the notion of process, which translates into countless models from cardboard, wood, iron, or in the form of drawings. His installations and sculptures, where sound is of vital importance, invite the spectator to have an active involvement.
« Central to my work is the fact that the viewer's mental, physical, and psychological experiences are to be found in the same space with an object which has a physical presence that does not open up another space, but interacts with it ».
Bernhard Rüdiger graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan where he was taught by Luciano Fabro. In the early stages of his career, he worked at the Casa degli artisti in Milan, a cultural association dedicated to promoting art, founded in 1981 by Luciano Fabro, Jole de Sanna and Hidetoshi Nagasawa. From 1989 to 1993, he made a key contribution to collaborations among artists such as Liliana Moro, Adriano Trovato ou Mario Airò, also known for the realisation of experimental collective projects, along with others, they founded the Tiracorrendo review and the artist-run space Lo Spazio di via Lazzaro Palazzi.
Today, he lives and works in Paris. He currently teaches at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, where he leads the ACTH research unit since 2004. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including CCC of Tours (1996), des Abattoirs of Toulouse (1997),
La Galerie, Contemporary Art centre of Noisy-le-Sec (1999), Modern Art Museum of Bologna (1999), The Adhémars' Château of Montélimer (2006). He was invited to take part in group exhibitions at the Mumok of Vienna (1991), Magasin of Grenoble (1992), at the Modern Art Museum of Caracas, Bogota, Buenos Aires (1992) at the Venice Biennale (1993, 1999, 2011), at the PS1 of New-York (1999), Palais des Beaux-Arts of Lille (2006), at the Quadriennale of Rome Palazzo delle Esposizioni (1996, 2008), at the Ostrale, Centre for Contemporary Art of Dresden (2013), Villa Arson in Nice in 2015, and he has had a solo exhibition at FRAC Montpellier in 2015.