Artist from Troika's collective
Sebastien Noel (born 1977) is one of three artists that founded the contemporary art group Troika. He met Eva Rucki and Conny Freyer while studying at the Royal College of Art, subsequently founding Troika with Conny and Eva in 2003. He earned a Master’s degree in Design Products at the Royal College of Art in 2003 and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Arts et Metiers in Paris. From 2009 to 2012 he taught the experimental Platform 13 at the Royal College of Art in London together with Onkar Kular.
With a particular interest in the subjective and objective readings of reality and the various relationships we form with technology, Sebastien Noel, Eva Rucki and Conny Freyer collaboratively investigate the ways in which technological advancement influences our relationship with the world and with each other.
Their work is part of the permanent collections of M+, Hong Kong, the Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA New York, Jumex Collection Mexico, the Israel Museum and Centre Georges Pompidou. In 2010, Troika was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to produce three site-specific installations for the UK Pavilion, designed by Heatherwick Studio, at the Shanghai Expo. In 2014 Troika was selected to present their work Dark Matter at Unlimited, Art Basel. Sebastien Noel lives and works in London.