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Aïda Ruilova
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Aïda Ruilova

Aïda Ruilova (b. 1974, the United States) is a New York-based artist and filmmaker. Her films and videos combine classical cinematic devices with a distinctively low-tech sensibility, quick cuts and rhythmic, jarring soundtracks to create works that exist in the space between sound and image. Drawing equally from B-movie aesthetics and classic montage cinema, Ruilova creates dark, moody, narrative works that ruminate on psychology and memory. She is one of a young generation of artists who employ media in innovative ways with a do-it-yourself aesthetic, often drawing upon contexts like cinema, music, and popular culture that exist outside the art world. Ruilova was a nominee for the 2006 Hugo Boss Prize. Her work has been featured in the 50th Venice Biennale, the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and the 4th Berlin Biennial, as well as Tate Britain, London, ZKM, Karlsruhe, The Kitchen, NY, and the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Her first museum survey exhibition was organized by the Aspen Art Museum and St Louis Contemporary Museum of Art and traveled to the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Cleveland MOCA and New Orleans Museum of Contemporary Art in 2009.