Rikke Luther is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen. Luther’s work has been presented in Biennales and Triennales [such as Venice, Singapore, Echigo-Tsumari, Auckland, Göteborg and Sao Paulo]; museums [such as Moderna Museum, Kunsthaus Bregenz, The New Museum, Museo Tamayo, Smart Museum]; exhibitions [such as Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art, 48C Public.Art.Ecology, Über Lebenskunst and Weather Report: Art & Climate Change]: as well as film festivals [such as CPH:DOX* – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival and the Perth International Film Festival]. Since the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo in 2016, Luther has been working solo. Prior to that, she worked exclusively in collectives, co-founding Learning Site (active 2004 to 2015) and N55 (active with original members 1996 to 2003). She defended the PhD Concrete Aesthetics: From Universal Rights to Financial Post-Democracy in 2021. It will be published in 2023 with extended texts by Esther Leslie and Jaime Stapleton. Luther has held teaching positions in Denmark and given numerous guest lectures around the world.
More Mud Rikke Luther is currently conducting field studies for a new research project: More Mud, outputs of which are due in 2024. The project is commissioned by the Nordic Alliance of Artists’ Residencies on Climate Action (NAARCA), of which Baltic Art Center is a member. More Mud is part of Luther’s postdoctoral research The Ocean-Lands: Mud Within the Earth System, which is based at Queen Margrethe’s and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir´s Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ocean, Climate, and Society (ROCS) and at The GLOBE Institute / Danish Natural History Museum / Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate.