Masha Ru (1984), born in Moscow, lives and works in Amsterdam
Masha Ru is a creative with the background in science. Masha’s projects combine scientific research with a personal approach and cultural practices. In 2011 Ru obtained a PhD in Mathematics and graduated with honours from Photo Academy Amsterdam. In 2013-2014 she participated in the art-in-residency programme at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst in Amsterdam. In 2018 she was an artist fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW). Her artistic as well as scientific work has been exhibited, screened and published in various countries, including Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Suriname, Ukraine, UK and USA in such venues and events as African Artists’ Foundation in Lagos, Spanish Cultural Centre in Guatemala City, World Design Event in Eindhoven, ReadyTex Gallery in Paramaribo, 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale in Jakarta, European Ceramic Workcentre in Oisterwijk, Sustainica in Dusseldorf, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Arts in Moscow and Museo Maritimo in Bilbao.