Born in 1967 in Leimen, Germany.

Lives and works in London. 

Rut Blees Luxemburg is an artist whose large-scale photographic work shows the public spaces of the city. She creates immersive compositions that confront established perceptions of the urban artifice. Shot in different cities, her work is woven from literary and philosophical references which constitute a rigorous frame of thought and make the tension in her photographs possible. She has been continuously investigating the potential of photography in a public and exploratory context, from her early London-based public photo-installation Caliban Towers through to her collaborative opera Liebeslied/My Suicides which was staged at the ICA, London and her more recent photographic installation at Heathrow Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally, recently at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, the Royal Academy, London and LaBoral, Spain. Many public collections such as the Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum and CNAP have works of the artist.

Rut Blees Luxemburg presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2011, nominated by Le Point du Jour for the Discovery Award: Rut Blees Luxemburg at the Grande Halle.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture