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Artist Talk by Anders Herwald Ruhwald

Hosted by Conversations in Contemporary Art

Date & time
Friday, November 3, 2023
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This event is free


Visual Arts Building
1395 René Lévesque W.
Room 114

Wheel chair accessible


Image: Objects for 15 plants (Petitot's Dream). Glazed Ceramic and plants. 185x200x200 cm, 2022 Photo: Moran Moran Gallery, Los Angeles and Mexico City

Anders Herwald Ruhwald presents "Spaces Breathe, Objects Relate,” an artist talk focusing on Ruhwald’s thoughts about space in relation to his work

This event will be held in person and on Zoom.



Anders Herwald Ruhwald (born 1974 in Denmark) is a sculptor and installation artist whose practice is grounded in ceramics. He lives and works between Detroit and Chicago and received his MFA from the Royal College of Art in London in 2005. Solo exhibitions include Century Garden, Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA (2020); The Anatomy of a Home at Saarinen House in Michigan (2012), You in Between at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in the UK (2008) and more than 30 gallery and museum solo shows as well as over 100 group-exhibitions around the world. 

In 2019 he completed the eight room permanent installation Unit 1: 3583 Dubois inside an apartment in Detroit. 

His work is represented in over 25 public collections internationally including The Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Musée des Arts décoratifs  (France), The Art Institute of Chicago, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Denver Art Museum, The National Museum (Sweden) and The Museum of Art and Design (Denmark).

His work has been featured in publications like Vitamin C published by Phaidon, the New York Times Magazine, Guardian (UK), Forbes Magazine, The Architects Newspaper, Frieze, Hyperallergic and Avenuel (Rep. of S. Korea).

Ruhwald has lectured and taught at universities around Europe and North America. From 2008-2017 he was the Head of the Ceramics Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, and he was a visiting professor at the National Academy of Art in Oslo from 2018-22.

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