Mark Ruwedel was shortlisted for the 2021 Prix Pictet, the ninth cycle of the prize with a focus on the theme of "fire." Ruwedel was nominated by the jury for his LA Fires series (2017 - 2020). The photographs document the La Tuna fire in 2017, which is considered to be the largest in the history of the city. For more information, please see the Prix Pictet website.
A solo exhibition, Between: Artist Books, Albums, and Portfolios from the Mark Ruwedel Photography Archive at Stanford, was on view from May 27 – September 26, 2021, at Stanford University. The exhibition celebrated the university’s recent acquisition of Ruwedel’s archive. A Zoom event featuring Ruwedel, curators Ann Thomas and Peter Blank, and Emeritus Professor Richard White, also took place on May 27. For more information, please see the Stanford University website.
Mark Ruwedel’s work is included in American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present, published by Radius Books and SFMOMA. The book draws from the permanent photography collection at SFMOMA, charting different forms and uses of land across the United States. Other artists in the monograph include Dawoud Bey, An-My Lê, Wendy Red Star, Victoria Sambunaris, and Stephen Shore. For more information, please see the Radius website.
Mark Ruwedel’s work was featured in the Boston Globe, in an article examining works of art that demonstrate the endurance of cities. “Ruwedel shoots straight on, abjuring fanciness, as befits the low-slung, unfancy spaces he documents,” Mark Feeney writes. “The images are almost hypnotically uninflected. Cities generally revel in inflection ... which lends these cityscapes a very suburban look. But that’s a reminder of how much cities can and do differ: Not just defined by diversity, they are themselves diverse.” To read the full article, please see the Globe website.
Yossi Milo Gallery hosted a curbside book signing for Alison Rossiter's new monograph, Compendium 1898-1919, on Wednesday, July 29, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. For more information or to order signed copies, please contact email@example.com. Rossiter's earlier award-winning publication Expired Paper (Radius Books/Yossi Milo, 2017), with text by art critic Leah Ollman, is also available at the gallery.
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel were on view in Walker Evans Revisited as part of the 2020 Biennial for Contemporary Photography at the Kuntshalle Mannheim in Germany from February 29, 2020 - April 26, 2020. Evans’ photographs depicting the realities of American life in the 20th Century will be featured alongside works by contemporary artists including Ruwedel “whose work breathes new life into Evans' oeuvre”. Other featured artists in the exhibition, curated by David Campany, include Justine Kurland, Sherrie Levine and Stephen Shore, among others. For more information, please visit the Kunsthalle Mannheim website.
Mark Ruwedel’s photographs were featured in Imaging Change: History, Memory, and Social Justice at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA, from December 7, 2019 - April 5, 2020. Using Dawoud Bey’s Birmingham Project as a point of departure, the exhibition considered photography’s integral relationship with collective memory and the past, from the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement to the present day. Other featured photographers include Eve Arnold, Walker Evans, Kora Ezawa, Vik Muniz and Lorna Simpson. For more information, please visit the Palm Springs Art Museum website.
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel were on view in The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology at the MIT Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA from October 11, 2019 - February 23, 2020. The Polaroid Project investigated the history of Polaroid and the amateur and professional photographers who embraced it. Featuring works by 275 artists, the show explores the significant relationship between art and the technology of the photographic medium itself. Included among the 275 exhibiting artists were Shelby Lee Adams, Guy Bourdin, Barbara Crane, Walker Evans and Andy Warhol For more information, please visit the MIT Museum website.
A solo exhibition by Mark Ruwedel, Westward the Course of Empire, was on view at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, CA, from March 21 – October 20, 2019. Ruwedel’s masterful photographs depicting abandoned or unfinished railroads throughout North America were exhibited to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. For more information, please visit the California Historical Society website.
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel were featured in Fil Noir, on view from June 5 - August 25, 2019, at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris, France. The exhibition drew from MEP’s extensive photography collection of nearly 23,000 prints, seeking to explore close links between the film noir cinematic genre and photography. Other featured artists include Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin and Helmut Newton. For more information, please visit the GalleriesNow website.
Photographs from Mark Ruwedel’s series We All Loved Ruscha (15 Apts.) were on view in Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA, from February 26 - July 14, 2019. The exhibition showcased work by five international photographers who take unique, modern approaches to landscape photography: Uta Barth, Robert Kinmont, Richard Long, Wang Jinsong and Ruwedel. For more information, please visit the Getty museum website.
Mark Ruwedel was shortlisted for the 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for his solo exhibition at the Tate Modern, London in 2018. An exhibition of the selected finalists’ projects was on view at The Photographers' Gallery (UK) from March 8 – June 2, 2019. The other shortlisted artists are Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas and Arwed Messmer. For more information please visit the Deutsche Börse website.
Mark Ruwedel hosted a lecture at The Photographer’s Gallery in London on May 14, 2019. On the occasion of his nomination for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019, Ruwedel discussed his practice and recent exhibition at Tate Modern in 2018. For more information, please visit The Photographers' Gallery website.
Photographs by Alison Rossiter and Mark Ruwedel were on view in The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs from National Gallery of Canada at the Morgan Library and Museum from February 15 – May 26, 2019. The exhibition featured over 70 photographs from the National Gallery’s collection, juxtaposing historic and contemporary imagery made using a variety of traditional and alternative photographic techniques. Other featured artists include Julia Margaret Cameron, Lynne Cohen, Gordon Parks, and Josef Sudek. For more information, please visit the Morgan Library website.
Mark Ruwedel’s series Ouarzazate was on view at Musée d'Art et de Culture in Marrakech, Morrocco, from November 3 – December 31, 2018. The exhibition featured photographs taken during an artist residency in 2014 and 2016 in the historic desert town and popular filmmaking location of Ouarzazate, Morocco. For more information, please visit the Musée MACMA website.
A solo exhibition of photographs and handmade artist books by Mark Ruwedel was on view at Tate Modern in Bankside, London, United Kingdom, through December 16, 2018. Featuring prints and objects from multiple series, the exhibition highlighted Ruwedel’s distinctive contribution to traditional and contemporary landscape photography, and his systematic, conceptual approach to image making. For more information, please visit the Tate Modern website.
Mark Ruwedel’s publication, Ouarzazate, was released by MACK, London, in October 2018. The monograph features Ruwedel’s photographs taken during an artist residency in 2014 and 2016 in the historic desert town and popular filmmaking location of Ouarzazate, Morocco. Typically working in the deserts of the American West, Ruwedel continues his exploration of contemporary ruins on the other side of the globe. For more information, please visit the MACK website.
Works from two of Mark Ruwedel’s series; Crossings and Fort Irwin, were on view in a solo exhibition Mark Ruwedel: Recent Selected Photographs at CSA Space in Vancouver, BC, from September 1st – October 7th, 2018. Ruwedel’s photographs depict signs of surveillance, migration, and conflict in the deserts of the United States. For more information, please visit the CSA Space website.
Photographs by Mark Ruwedel were on view in The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, from May 4 – September 16, 2018. The exhibition featured over 175 photographs from the Gallery’s collection, juxtaposing historic and contemporary imagery made using a variety of photographic techniques. Other featured artists include Julia Margaret Cameron, Lynne Cohen and Zhang Huan. For more information, please visit the National Gallery of Canada website.
Mark Ruwedel’s latest monograph, Dog Houses, was published in October 2017 by August Editions, New York. Photographed over a 10-year period, the new book features a wide variety of canine shelters documented by the artist in Southern California and surrounding states. For more information, please visit the RAM Publications’ website.