Aïda Ruilova

Aïda Ruilova is a classically trained musician and video-artist who employs media with a do-it-yourself aesthetic, often drawing upon contexts that exist outside the art world. Her films are imbued with strong formal and associative relationships to music, as well as more visceral experiences of discrete sounds. These sounds serve to reinforce the physicality of her editing style (fast and rhythmic cuts, extreme close ups) as well as the isolation, claustrophobia, and extreme psychological stresses alluded to throughout her work. Often inspired by the imagery of independent movies from the 1960s and 70s and vintage promotion material Ruilova also creates unique collages and sculptures.
leotard, 2018
Aïda Ruilova

Paper collage
91 x 67,5 cm, framed

Figurine, 2017
Aïda Ruilova

Hand-blown glass
14 x 14 x 7 cm

Hate, 2017
Aïda Ruilova

Hand-blown glass
11 x 19 x 3 cm

banana, 2017
Aïda Ruilova

Synthetic beads and paper
61 x 49,5 cm

Beyond Love & Evil, 2016
Aïda Ruilova

Paper and velvet
59 x 49 cm, framed

Raptus, 2015
Aïda Ruilova

Paper and velvet
201 x 140 cm, framed

Head and Hands: My Black Angel, 2014
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour / black and white, sound, 42 min

Exhibition view, 2010
Aïda Ruilova

The Singles: 1999 – Now
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

two-timers, 2008
Exhibition view
Galerie Guido W. Baudach
Aïda Ruilova
Two-Timers, 2008
Aïda Ruilova

HD-video, transferred from 16mm film, b/w, sound, 2:40 min

A-Z, F for Fake, 2008
Aïda Ruilova

C-print relief
70 x 50 cm, framed

A-Z, T, 2008
Aïda Ruilova

C-printed relief
70 x 50 cm, framed

Goner, 2011
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 4:25 min

Untitled, 2009
Aïda Ruilova

Acrylic on canvas, 3 parts
17,5 x 12,5 cm / 17,5 x 12,5 cm / 10 x 10 cm

Untitled (Emmanuelle's), 2009
Aïda Ruilova

Felt pen on print, 10 parts
27,9 x 21,6 cm

untitled (Ball Players), 2010
Aïda Ruilova

Felt-tip-pen on print, 4 parts
27,9 x 21,6 cm

Folding screen, 2007
Aïda Ruilova

Mixed Media
274 x 254 cm

Meet the Eye, 2009
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, approx. 7 min

Lulu, 2007
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 4:25 min

Life Like, 2006
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 5:19 min

Endings, 2005
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 1 min

OK, 2005
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 17 min

Um, 2005
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 17 min

Alright, 2004
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 13 min

Come here, 2004
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 29 min

It Had No Feelings, 2003
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 21 min

Almost – Aïda Ruilova, 2002
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 19 min

The Stun, 2000
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 2 min

Hey, 1999
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 30 sec

Beat & Perv, 1999
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 1:25 min

You're Pretty, 1999
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 36 sec

Oh No, 1999
Aïda Ruilova

Video, colour, sound, 42 sec

aidaruilova.com

born 1974 in Wheeling, West Virginia
lives and works in New York

 

2001 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York
1999 BFA, University of South Florida, Tampa


        
Solo Exhibitions

2018
lips, pipes & banana, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2017
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Fortnight Institute, New York

2016
The Pink Palace, Marlborough Chelsea, New York

2014
Hey... Oh No... You're Pretty, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2013
I'm so Wild about your Strawberry Mouth, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles

2011
Goner, Salon 94 Bowery, New York

2010
Aïda Ruilova, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo La Conservera, Murcia, Spain
Meet the Eye, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Meet the Eye, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

2009
The Singles: 1999 – Now, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, New Orleans, USA
Aïda Ruilova, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The Singles: 1999 – Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, USA
The Singles: 1999 – Now, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada (cat.)

2008
The Singles: 1999 – Now, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen / Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USA (cat.)
Sketch Gallery, London
two-timers, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

2007
Lulu, Salon 94 Freemans, New York
The Silver Globe, The Kitchen, New York

2006
Vilma Gold, London
Countdowns, Galleria Francesca Kaufman, Milan, Italy

2005
Lets Go, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
Endings, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, USA

2004
Projektrum: Aïda Ruilova, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm
Lets Go, The Moore Space, Miami

2003
Untitled, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

2002
Come to Life, Salon 94, in collaboration with Artemis Greenberg, Van Doren Gallery, New York

2000
White Room, White Columns, New York
        
        
Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Manifestations, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
In medias res curated by Guido W. Baudach, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo

2016
Resonance/Dissonance, Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA
Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute, New York


2015
Die kalte Libido – Sammlung Goetz im Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Überschönheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Germany
PUNK. Its Traces in Contemporary Art, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
PUNK. Its Traces in Contemporary Art, CA2M Centro De Arte Dos De Mayo, Madrid (cat.)
PUNK. Its Traces in Contemporary Art, ARTIUM - Basque Museum Center of  Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (cat.)

2014
The Crime was Almost Perfect, PAC Padiglione D' Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
The Crime was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2013
Suspicious Minds, Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reading List: Artists' Selections from the MoMA Library Collection, MoMa Library, New York

2012
Pose/Re-Pose, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA

2011
Ars Apokalipsis. Kunst und Kollaps, Kunstverein Kreis Güthersloh, Güthersloh, Germany
Expanded Territory , KAI 10 | Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf, Germany
Commercial Break, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Festival of Ideas, ICA, London
BigMinis. Fetishes of Crisis, CAPC, musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

2010
Highlights from the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Rod Bianco Gallery invites Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo
fast forward 2. The Power of Motion, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Art in the Auditorium 2, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, USA
Art in the Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2009
amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Las líneas de la mano, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
Warehouse of Horrors, curated by Benjamin Fallon, Studio Warehouse Glasgow 3, a presentation by the EMBASSY gallery, Glasgow (cat.)
Black Mondays, curated by Thomas Mc. Donell, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York
Slightly Unbalanced, Huntington Museum of Art / Paul & Lulu Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, USA (cat.)
From The Archives: 40 Years, 40 Projects, White Columns, New York

2008
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami / Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal (cat.)
That’s The Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (cat.)
Tarantula, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy
Slightly Unbalanced, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago (cat.)

2007
Performa07 - The Second Biennial of New Visual Art Performance, New York
Exhibitionsm, Bard Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (cat.)
Fantastisk Filmfestival, Lund, Sweden
Between two deaths, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)
2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow
Pale Carnage, Arnolfi, Bristol and Dundee Contemporary Art Center, Dundee, Scotland
Köln Show 2, European Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
Pensée Sauvage, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (cat.)

2006
Six Feet Under, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Of Mice and Men, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin (cat.)
Mixed Emotions, curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Uncertain States of America, Bard Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA

2005
Uncertain States of America, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Daniel Birnbaum, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Rock Music, Center and Gallery P74, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kelly Nipper - Aïda Ruilova, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
Marking Time, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Greater New York 2005, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (cat.)
RE-IMAGINING HER, University Film Series, California State University, Chico, USA
Reverse Engineers, Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, USA
The Difference Between You and Me, Ian Potter Museum, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
IRREDUCIBLE: Contemporary Short Form Video, 1995-2005, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco / Miami Art Central Museum, Miami / Bronx Museum, New York

2004
Phillip: Divided by Lightning, Deitch Projects, New York with John Connelly presents Movimento/Movimenti, curated by Francesco Bonami, in association with la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Me, Myself & I, University Galleries, Florida / Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
Black and White, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
Eflux Video Rental, Eflux, New York
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York
The Sixth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Digital Archive Museum, New York
Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Supernatural, Zurcher Gallery, Paris
Collector’s Cabinet, Marc Selwyn, Los Angeles
Disturbing the Peace, Danese Gallery, New York
It's about memory, curated by Simon Watson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Whitney Biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
I, Assassin, curated by Slater Bradley, Wallspace, New York
Suspended State, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
Possessed, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA

2003
Unplugged, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Trento, Italy
Strange Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago / Harn Musem, Gainesville, USA
From the Flat Files, Ramp Gallery, Waikoto Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand
Clandestines, 50th La Biennale de Venezia, Venice, Italy
Prague Biennale, Prague
The Lengths, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
New Museum at Field Day, New York
I See A Darkness, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

2002
Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, John Connelly Presents, New York
Videodrome II, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Monitor II, Gagosian Gallery, New York
Altered States, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York

2001
Downtown Arts Festival, New York
Special Projects, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Casino 2001, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

2000
Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York

1999
LIFER, Cardozo School of Law, Rove, New York
Hi-8, Museu Nacional de Historia Natural, Lisbon, Portugal
         
         
Projects / Screenings 

2019
Memory Xperiment: Kathy Acker, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, New York

2016
Ghost Stories: My Barbarian, Aïda Ruilova, and Marnie Weber, The Art of Fear, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, New York

2014
Keep Moving, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Regained, 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Art Seen, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, New York

2013
Everything is Under Control, CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
Shorts film festival, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, New York
Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

2012
SparkmarkerArtists films at Nitehawk Cinema, Nitehawk Cinema, New York
LUXE Cinema, London
Art Film, Art Basel

2011
Vortex Revisions, Tate Britain, London
Template for Terror, Revival of the Gothic, ICA, London

2010
What makes Art Popular, What Makes Popular Art?, DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, United Kingdom

2007
Depiction, Perversion, Repulsion, Obsession, Subversion, Witte de With's selection for the International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Never Still, CCA, Glasgow Film Festival
Artist Videos at the IFC, West Village, New York

2006
Art Positions (with Kelly Nipper), Art Basel Miami Beach
LUXE Cinema, London

2004
Videokunst: Geist, Gemeinschaft und Tschai, Locus, Athens
artFORCE, Plum TV, Art Production Fund/Yvonne Force Inc.

2003
Impakt Festival 2003, Central Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
Video Program, School of Visual Arts, New York

2002
The Dialogue, film/video screenings and discussion, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

2001
Impakt Festival 2002, Central Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands

2000
Stichting Lazymarie Video Fest, Netherlands
Kill Rock Stars Video Compilation #2, music video for the band Deerhoof

1999
Slattery for Ungdom, record of band Alva, Menlo Park Recordings, New York

1997
Fair-Haired Guillotine, record of band Alva, Avant, New York
New Directors / New Films, Museum of Modern Art, band Alva, soundtrack for animated feature film Calendar the Siamese by Lewis Klahr

1996
7th Annual Independent Filmmakers Night, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA