The hardest thing for a creative mind is to be given a difficult problem with rules and restrictions, constraints and compromises that have to be made, and get something good from that situation. Being an artist isn’t really a creative challenge, as there aren’t any rules, and this is why I like doing other things on the side. It’s like taking your mind to the gym. It’s good exercise. I feel that I have always been creative in the way an entrepreneur could be creative, constructing “creatively productive situations”: I am not really like an artist, I’m more like a conductor.
                                                      Rudy Kanhye

 

Playing a complex relationship between reality and fiction, the approach of Rudy Kanhye (artist and curator born in 1991 in Dijon France, living and working in Glasgow) is to seize seemingly disparate elements(objects, images, situations, texts) and assemble them to write their own narrative systems. Charactersed by conceptual rigour, visual simplicity and allusive texts, Rudy Kanhye’s work questions the process of appearance and the mechanisms of perception of the work of art working primarily with themes related to perspective identity, commodity, media, and popular culture.

Rudy Kanhye’s work also touches on collaboration, barter and other forms of monetary and non-monetary exchange. He is very concerned with ways to create sustainable spaces for artists to create their work and have a place to live on what artists make.
He became involved with social practice art or participatory art not because he was against commercial or institutional art, but instead because he believes the art world is too isolated. He hopes to promote collaboration between artists.

 


Exhibitons list

2018_ Invisble mouth, without hands, letters, was this already words? Mount Florida studio. Glasgow. UK

2017 _Curate, The Depot. London, Uk

2017 _ You can feel it but you can’t hear it, solo exhibition, Kino Rex Bern, Switerland
2017 _ what about you weird kid, Glasgow Botanic Garden (curator)
2017 _ Artists’Cookbook Launch at the Centre for Contemporary art Glasgow
2017 _ Trim, Mlitt sculpture and Printmaking interim show (Glasgow school of Art) at the Royal Glasgow institute of fine Art Kelly Gallery (curator)

2017 _ Editor, The sky is Falling, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow
2017 _ Replace program with art. [Collaboration with the Artist Sabe Lewellyn] CCA Glasgow, Scotland

2017 _ Mlitt Graduate Degree show, Glasgow School of Art

2016 _ A MESSAGE OUT OF THE BIG BLUE..., Collective exhibition, Gallery an other Vacant Space, Berlin

2016 _ I boat, Collective Exhibition, Antre des Arts. Bordeaux, France
2016 _ 4 words, collective exhibition, Project Curated by Alan Dunn. Liverpool, UK

2015 _ Open studio, solo show, Arts letters and numbers Albany, New York. Usa

2015 _ Framed, collective intervention, Leeds, UK

2014 _ Float art, Art Fair, the Bargehouse, Southbank, London

2014 _ The ecliptic of sex, solo show, Leeds, UK

2012_ Culture Conjugue, collectibe exhibition, Dijon, France

Art Residencies

2017 _ Grizedale Arts Center, Uk.
2015 _ Arts letters and numbers, Albany, New York. Usa

2013 _ Videochronique, Marseille, France

Articles

2016 _ Art landscape review edition 16

2015 _ Voir magazine

Book

2017 _ Artist’s cookbook by Rudy Kanhye, published by Inconkrete

Art Fair

2018 _(Upcoming) Artists' BookMarket - The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Scotland.

2018 _(Upcoming) Fully booked book fair, Dubai. United Arab Emirates.

2017 _ Dublin Art Book Fair Art and Architecture: Interwoven. Dublin, Ireland

 

Education

2016-2017 _ Mlitt curatorial Practice. Glasgow School of Art
2015 _ APD Art and Design Leeds Beckett University
2014 _ Master in fine ART from the National superior school of art of Dijon, France and Master in Fine Art at from Leeds Metropolitan University
2013 _ BA in Fine Art, National superior school of art Dijon France
2009 _ Graduation of french high school diploma, cinema France