Thomas Ruff was born in Zell am Harmersbach in 1958; he has gradueted at Staatlichen Kunstaakedemie in Düsseldorf, where he lives and works. Solo exhibitions have been dedicated to the artist’s work by prestigious institutions among which: the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1989); Folkwang Museum, Essen (2002); Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Irish Museum for Modern Art, Dublin (2002); Tate Liverpool, 2003; Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Genf (2004); Sprengel Museum, Hannover; Moderna Museet, Stoccolma (2007); Kunsthalle Wien, Wien; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Museum für neue Kunst, Freiburg (2009); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Malaga (2011); Haus der Kunst, Monaco (2012); S.M.A.K., Gand 2014. In 2006 he received the Infinity Award of International Centre of Photography of New York.