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Artist Group of the Royal College of Art, London

This artistic group research and exhibition "SCHARF BELICHTET – Objects of Desire in Ethnographic Collections" by leading artists from France, Germany, Iran and Switzerland deconstruct existing presuppositions of cultural contact, photographic history and ethnographic realism in direct response to the museum's collection and image archive.

In cooperation with the Royal College of Art, London.

Information on the exhibition can be found here.


Marie Angeletti (*1984, Marseille) lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include “Mixed Feelings”, Cole London; “Deagu Biennale”, South Korea; “Bloomberg New Contemporaries”, ICA, London; “Vitrine Gallery” London. She has recently worked on “Fabricants Couleurs” a site-specific installation inside a paint factory for Marseille, Culture Capital 2013.

Rut Blees Luxemburg (*1967, Trier) lives and works in London. Her large-scale photographic works explore the public spaces of the city. Monographs and exhibitions include “Commonsensual”, “Liebeslied/My Suicides” (with Alexander García Düttmann), “Caliban Towers” (with muf architects) and “Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes” (Heathrow airport). She teaches photography at the Royal College of Art, London. Her works are in major international collections including Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou. (rutbleesluxemburg.com)

Azadeh Fatehrad (*1981, Teheran) lives and works in London. She is a PhD candidate at the Photography Programme, Royal College of Art. Her research is concerned with representation and gender. Exhibition participation includes “An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street” at the Centre for Book Arts (New York, 2012), “Politics and Power” (London, 2011), “World Vision Exchange” (London, 2010), “The Selected works of Iranian Photographers” (Vancouver, 2010). (azadehfatehrad.com)

Olivier Richon (*1956, Lausanne) lives and works in London. He is Head of Photography at the Royal College of Art, London. He studied at the Polytechnic of Central London under Victor Burgin and graduated with a degree in Film and Photographic Arts and a Masters in Philosophy on Exoticism and Representation. In 1991, he received the Camera Austria award for contemporary photography. Richon’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and are in several public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museum Folkwang, Essen, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the National Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. His monograph “Real Allegories” was published by Steidl in 2006.