Education The Royal Danish Art Academy, 1991 – 1998

Phd researcher at the Institute of Art and Culture (IKK), Copenhagen University, The Danish Royale Art Academy, Denmark, and ACT; MIT program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US, (2017- 2020)


Founder of Learning Site, (2004-2015)

Co-founder of N55, (1999-2003)



Part time/ honorary positions: Selected Public Talks, Guest Lectures, Symposia and teaching

2018 WERN2018 – World-Ecology Research Network Conference, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland

2018 - Affiliate at the MIT program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MA, US

2017 - 2018 The Eco Commons ... In the Time of Messed Up Democracy, The Danish Royale Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 Collaboration and Community-Building in Contemporary Art in Japan and Denmark, IKK, The University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 Zooetics, Bozar - Center for Fine Art Brussel, Belgium

2015 Public Place in it ́s Melt Down Area, Towards Civic Art, MIT program in Art, Culture and Technology, (ACT), School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts

Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US. Guestspeaker

2015 KHIO, Art & Public Space, Oslo, Norway. Guestspeaker

2014 Design as Survival, Resistance, and Transformative Action, Harvard University, Graduate School Design, Boston, US. Guestspeaker

2013/05/01 Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden. Guestspeaker

2010 Creative Time Summit, Cooper Union, New York, US

2010 The Politics and Aesthetics of Organization, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

2006/05/01 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US. Guestspeaker

2005 Cátedra Arte de Conducta, University of Havana, Cuba



Professional Teaching Appointments

2007 - 2013 Professor, DJK (The Academy of Jutland)

2012 - 2013 Guest Professor, Haute École D'art de et design Genève, work.master, MA

2007 (Autumn) Guest Professor, The Sculpture Department, The Royal Danish Art Academy






Rikke Luther Exhibitions and Projects Since 2016

2018 Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore, Kunsthall Trondheim, (Lisa Rosendahl), Trondheim, Norway

2018 Aesthetics of Persuasion, (Linda Weintraub), Woodstock Byrdeliffe Guild Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, US

2018 50th Anniversary of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, (Gediminas Urbonas), MIT, Cambridge, US

2016 Mesures of Uncertainty, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, (Jochen Volz with Gabi Ngcofo, Júlia Reboucas, Lars Bang Larsen), São Paulo, Brazil

2016 Living in the End Times, (Katharina Stenbeck), Galerija Nova, Croatia




Rikke Luther’s Work as Founder of Learning Site (2004-2015)

Selected Exhibitions of Works by Learning Site


2013-15 Audio Dwelling 0.2, Sound School Part II, Blekinge, Sweden, Sound School Part I, Blekinge, Sweden, Audio Dwelling 0.2, Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), Malmö,

Sweden, European, Audio Dwelling 0.2, Spallation Source (ESS), Lund Science Park, Malmö, Sweden

2015 Lokale, (Pia Rönnike & Johanne Løgstrup), Flensborggade 57, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 Reflections from Damaged Life. An Exhibition on Psychedelia, (Lars Bang Larsen), Raven Row, London, UK

2013 The Society Without Qualities, (Lars Bang Larsen), Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2012 The Reykjavik Arts Festival 2012, (Jonatan Habib Engqvist) The Nordic House and Reykjavik City, Iceland

2011 Living as Form – Archive of Socially Engaged Practices from 1991-2011, (Nato Thompson), Creative Time, N.Y., US

2011 Über Lebenskunst, (Paula Marie Hildebrandt), Haus der Kulturen den Welt, Berlin, Germany

2010 The 4th Auckland Triennial – Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, (Natasha Conland), Auckland Art gallery,New Zealand

2009 Pedagogías colectivas y políticas espaciale (open classroom), (Javier Rodgigo), University of Granada, Spain

2009 Descent to Revolution, (James Voorhies), Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, US

2009 Foodprint Expo, Art & Architecture Center, (Marieke Berkers), Stroom Den Haag, Holland

2008 48C Public.Art.Ecology, (Pooja Sood), Delhi, India

2008 Radical Software, (Will Bradly & Katarina Steinbeck), Den Fri Udstillingsbygning, Denmark

2007 Weather Report: Art & Climate Change, (Lucy Lippard) Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, US

2006 Pedagogical Island, with Nance Klehm, Learning Site, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006 Belief, (Fumio Nanjo & Roger Mc Donnald), Singapore Biennale, Singapore

2005-09 Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art (Touring Exhibition), (Stephanie Smith), Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Museum of Arts & Design, New York;

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle; Museum London, London, Ontario; Joseloff Gallery,

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Connecticut; The Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, L. & C. College Portland, Oregon; The DeVos

Art Museum, Northern Michigan University Marquette, US

2005 Local Sources: Collected Material Dwelling #002, occupied land, Monterrey, México

2004 Learning by Sea Urchin, (Paper Dwelling, Model 1:1), AIT, Tokyo, Japan

2004 Walking City, (78 school children on the streets of Tokyo), Japan



Selected Print Publications


2018 Sound Art, Sound as a Medium of Art, (ed. Peter Weibel), text by Brandon Labelle, MIT Press, Boston, US

2017 Public Space - Lost and Found, Gediminas Urbones & Ann Lui (eds.,), MIT Press, Boston.

2014 An Edge Effect/Art & Ecology in the Nordic Landscape, (ed. Bonnie Fortune), Half Letter Press, US

2012 Architectural Inventions - Visionary Drawings, Eds. Bua and Goldfarb, Laurenceking, US

2010 Dark Matter - Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, G.Scholette, Pluto Press, UK

2010 Audible Dwelling, Half Letter Press, US

2010 Kritische Komplizenschaft/Critical Complicity, edt. L. Mazza / J. Moritz, Schlebrügge.Editor, Austria

2006 LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook, ed. Max Andrews, RSA publication, London, UK





Selected work of Learning Site (2004-2013) and N55 (1996-2003)

























































Rikke Luther’s Work as Co-Founder of N55 (1996-2003)

Selected Exhibitions of Works by N55 (Relating to the 1996-2003 era I was an active member)


2011 The Avantgarde Specters of the Nineties, (Lisette Smits & Matthieu Laurette), Marres-Centre for Contemporary Culture, Holland

2006 LESS - strategies alternative dell’abitare, (Gabi Scardi), Milano, Spain

2004 X-treme Houses, (Courtenay Smith), Lothringer 13, Münic, and Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany

2004 Fantastic!, MASS MOCA, (Nato Thompson & Gregory Scholette), North Adams, US

2003 Between the Lines, (Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt), Apexart, New York, US

2003 Living Inside the Grid, (Dan Cameron), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US

2002-03 We Are All Sinners, (Magalí Arriola), Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico and MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico

2002 N55, (Gianni Jetzer), Kunsthalle Skt. Gallen, Switzerland

2002 SHOP, (Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt), CCA, Glasgow, Scotland

2002 Enactments of the Self, (Maia Damianaovic), Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria

2002 Science Fair, (Sally O'Reilly), Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

2002 Big Torino, (Michelangelo Pistoletto), Turin, Italy

2001 Mobile Architecture, (SKOR), Werk Spoor, Amsterdam, Holland

2001 Artificial Natural Networks, Art Landscape Nature/De Verbeelding, Zeewolde, Holland

2001 Waterproof, (Birgitte van der Sande), Fort Asperen, Nederland

2001 Days of Hope - 49th Venice Biennale, (Maia Damianaovic), Italy

2000 LKW (Leben, Kunst und Werk), (Paulo Bianchi), Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

2000 Collective Art Works, (Pascal Pique), Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

2000 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, (Fumio Nanjo), Japan

2000 What If/Tänk Om, (Maria Lind), Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

1999-01 Mirror's Edge, (Okwui Enwezor), Bild Museet, Umeå, Sweden, Vancouver Art Gallery, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland.

1999 N55 Spaceframe, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998 Cool Places, (Kestutis Kuizinas), Contempoary Art Center, Vilinius, Lithuania

1998 Pakkhus, Momentum-1. Nordic Art Biennial, (Daniel Birnbaum, Lars Bang Larsen & Atle Gerhardsen), Moss, Norway

1998 Come Closer-90`s art from Scandinavia and its predecessors, (Maria Lind), Liechtensteinische Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Liechtenstein

1998 The Campaign Against Living Miserably, RCA, London, UK

1996 NowHere, Work in Progress, (Iwona Blazwick), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark



Selected printed publications


2012 The Architecture of Transgression Architectural Design, Rachel Sara & Jonathan Mosley, UK

2008 More Mobile: Portable Architecture for Today, Jennifer Siegal, Princeton Architectural Press

2008 Hatch: The New Architectural Generation, Kieran Long, Laurence King Publishing

2006 Talking Cities Magazine; Micropolitic of Urban Space, Ferguson, Franceca, Birkhäuser Arkitektur, Germany

2006 Small City Houses, Evergreen, Taschen

2005 Water House, Felix Flesche, Prestel Pub

2005 Portable architecture - and unpredictable surroundings, Pilar Echavarria M., Links International

2004 New Art Examiner, "Until It’s Gone: Talking stock of Chicago’s Multi-Use Cente"r, N. Thompson

2003 N55 BOOK, Pork Salad Press, København, Denmark

2002 Xtreme Houses, Prestel Verlag, Munchen, Berlin, New York

1999 Frieze #49, “Loving the Alien”, review, Lars Bang Larsen, nov.-dec., UK

1999 Like Virginity, Once Lost - Five Views on Nordic Art Now, Daniel Birnbaum, John Peter Nilsson (edts.), Prospexus, Sweden

1999 After All #1, “Social aesthetics: 11 examples to begin with, in the light of parallel history”, Lars B. Larsen, Glasgow, UK

1999 KUNSTFORUM International #146, “Das Archiv als Weltgarten”, Paulo Biranchi, Köln, Germany

1998 Cream - Contemporary Art in Culture, Åsa Nacking, Phaidon Press, London, UK

1997 Frieze, #35, “Home Hydroponic Unit”, Lars Bang Larsen, London, UK

1996-2003 N55 Periodical, #1-#63, Copenhagen, Denmark


- Audible Dwelling (with Cecilia Wendt and speech by Jaime Stapleton), Ohio, US, 2009. Learning Book #004


- Paper Dwelling, Land; Market and Economy (with Cecilia Wendt, text by Jaime Stapleton), New Delhi, India, 2008. Learning Book #003


- House of Economy (text by Anthony Iles), Auckland, New Zealand, 2010. Learning Book #005


- Compost Dwelling, HKW, Berlin, 2011


- Collected Dwelling, detail Learning Poster (with Julia Castro), Monterrey, Mexico, 2005. Learning Book #001


- House of Welfare (text by Jaime Stapleton), London, UK, 2013. Publication Smell The Patchouli Flower


- Underground Mushroom, detail Learning Poster #004-A, (with Julio Castro and Cecilia Wendt), Singapore, 2007. Learning Book #002


- Pod #001 (with Cecilia Wendt, originally created for Weather Report - Clima Change curated by Lucy Lippard, 2011), Pod #002, Compost House

(originally created for Überleben, the Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, 2007) and N55 Spaceframe & Floating Platform (with Cecilia Wendt, Ingvil

Aarbakke and Jon Sørvin. the spaceframe system is developed by Erling Sørvin, 1999/2000) - ongoing


- N55 periodical, #1-#63, 1995 - 2003












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