Masha Ru


Russian-Dutch artist Masha Ru studied cybernetics in Moscow, photography in Amsterdam and wrote a Ph.D. dissertation in Mathenathics on electron microscopy. She creates installations, performances and documentaries at the interface of art, technology and anthropology. Recent work and work developed during her residency at Rijksakademie 2013/2014 focusses on the cultural habits and prohibitions on eating soil, along with research into the Mayan calendar.

In 2018 Masha was an artist fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW). Her work has been presented at the Spanish Cultural Centre in Guatemala City, World Design Event in Eindhoven, ReadyTex Gallery in Paramaribo, 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale in Jakarta, Sustanica in Dusseldorf, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Museo Maritimo in Bilbao, and in the Festival de la Photographie de Toulouse.