Ruth Erdt

Swiss artist Ruth Erdt (*1966) uses the medium of photography to address seemingly everyday matters and to express her identity as a women. Her photographs provide us with views of her private life, the people who are closest to her, and of her surroundings in a way that allows us to see what is common in the private. In addition to photography, her working and representational techniques include photograms, cyanotypes, and installations. Erdt has received the Swiss Federal Award for Art & Design, the Esther Matossi Award and the PRIX VISARTE, among others, and her works are shown in collections and museums such as Kunstsammlung der Stadt Zürich, Sammlung Musée de l'Elysée, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Erdt lives in Zurich, Genoa and Berlin.