Ruth Lie

CCA - Work-based

Ruth Lie, New National Gallery, Berlin

Coming from a design background after having initially studied architecture, my curatorial interests lie in the relationships and crossovers between contemporary art, design and architecture. I view curating as multidisciplinary, but particularly a spatial practice, an open platform that provides an opportunity to remove jargon, and to engage rather than complicate. Over the past two years, I have developed a passion for site-specific commissions and interventions, with my dissertation having focused on two such artists of the 1960s and 70s, Robert Smithson and Gordon Matta-Clark.

My curiosity in the fast-paced nature of the site-specific and temporal has continued while working as an Assistant Curator within Contemporary Programmes at the V&A, where I have been involved mainly in the commissions and event-based strands. This has included working on a variety of projects such asMagic Lantern(installation by Mat Collishaw for the Winter Commission 2010), V&A Friday Late (April and July 2011),Power of MakingandHeatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary. I have also project-managedChristmas Tree(installation by Studio Roso for the Winter Commission 2012) and will curate Un-built, an architecture-based Friday Late in June 2012.

Host organisation: V&A Museum, London

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BA, Architecture, University of Sheffield, 2007


Assistant curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2010 to present; Admissions coordinator, Architectural Association, London, 2008–10; Architectural assistant, Sheppard Robson, London, 2007–8


Bacon Street Project Charity Exhibition, Bacon Street Project, London, 2008; Sum Parts, Acme Project Space, London, 2011