Ruth Levene is an artist based in Sheffield, Yorkshire working in video, performance, events, digital drawings, walks, installations and participatory work. Curious and concerned by the complex systems we live by, she is currently exploring water systems, farming and market driven developments of the countryside.
She has shown work at the ICA (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), KIASMA (Helsinki) Northern Gallery for Contemporary (Sunderland) as part of AV Festival, Dundee Contemporary Arts, and Computer Arts Festival, Maribor (Slovenia), Modern Art Oxford, Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, (Belgium) and MK Gallery (Milton Keynes).
Ruth has undertaken residencies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, ACE Fellowship in Colima (Mexico) & Artsadmin 2020 Krapanj (Croatia), Wysing Arts Centre and Hull Time Based Arts. Commission's have included Cornerhouse (Manchester), National Media Museum (Bradford), National Trust & Arts and Heritage (Cragside) and BBC Radio 3 & Sound and Music.
More recent projects have included a research residency in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield, engaging with engineers about urban water systems; and A Field of Wheat with Anne-Marie Culhane, a 42-person strong collective and a Lincolnshire farmer, growing a 22-acre field of wheat. She is currently completing a collaborative work alongside Ian Nesbitt entitled Precarious Landscapes commissioned by In Certain Places.
Recent exhibitions include Everything Flows at the Millennium Gallery (Sheffield) and Formations, curated Site Gallery as part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Castleton
Ruth was known by her nickname Bob Levene until 2015.