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Ruth is an artist based in Sheffield, Yorkshire working in video, performance, events, digital drawings, walks, installations and participatory work.


Curious and concerned by the complex systems we live by, she is currently exploring water cycles, farming and walking infrastructure.

Name and Education

Ruth was known by her nickname Bob Levene until 2015

BA Fine Art, Hull School of Art and Design, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, 1995–1998

MSc Electronic Imaging,Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee, 2000 - 2001


Residencies and Commissions

Residencies include Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wysing Arts Centre, Hull Time Based Arts, Braziers (Oxfordshire), Faculty of Engineering (University of Sheffield) and an Arts Council Fellowship in Colima, Mexico.

Commissions have come from Cornerhouse (Manchester), National Media Museum (Bradford), National Trust & Arts and Heritage (Cragside), BBC Radio 3 & Sound and Music and In Certain Places (Preston).

Showing

Performances, screenings and exhibited work include ICA (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Kiasma (Helsinki), Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (Sunderland), Dundee Contemporary Arts, Modern Art Oxford, Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, (Belgium) and MK Gallery (Milton Keynes).

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