"Nothing fails more pathetically than an artist’s attempt to explain the world and its
relationships. Rather, my work leads to the conclusion that the world cannot be explained."


Robert Rutoed

Robert Rutoed, born in Vienna. Photographer and filmmaker. Made numerous short feature films with screenings worldwide. Photographic work exhibited throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Winner of the New York Photo Award 2012 in the category Fine Art. Books: Less Is More (2009), grayscales. early b&w photographs (2010), Right Time Right Place (2012), Milky Way (2014).

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Celebrating Europe (Kaunas, Lithuania) G
From Memory and Oblivion (Guadalajara, Mexiko) G
Eastreet 2 (Lublin, Poland) G
Kolga Tbilisi Photo (Tbilisi, Georgia) G
Right Time Right Place (eigensinnig, Vienna) S
Take Flight (The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia, USA) G


Miami Street Photography Festival (Trendy Studio, Miami, USA) G
BlowUp Angkor (Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia) G
Alfred Fried Fotopreis (Photo+Adventure, Vienna) G
Fotonoviembre (Tenerife, Spain) G
What’s The Focus?!? (The Public, West Bromwich, UK) G
Delhi Photo Festival (New Delhi, India) G
Copenhagen Photo Festival (Carlsberg Byen, Denmark) G
SFIPE (Gallery Photographica, San Francisco, USA) G
Int. Feature Photographers (ViewPoint Gallery, Halifax, Canada) G
Smashbox Group Show (Los Angeles, USA) G
Photography Open Salon South-East Asia (George Town, Malaysia) G


Selected. Austrian Photography (33TCT, Vienna, Austria) G
Right Time Right Place (WUK Projektraum, Vienna, Austria) S
New York Photo Awards (powerHouse Arena, New York, USA) G
Right Time Right Place (Galeria Fotografii, Bielsko-Biała, Poland) S
About Photography (M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania) G
An Eye for an Ear (Galerie Huit, Arles, France) G
The Fence (Photoville Photography Festival, New York, USA) G
Simply (Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, USA) G
klpa12 (Warehouse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) G
Kolga Tbilisi Photo (Tbilisi, Georgia) G
Photo Annual Awards (Wall Gallery, Teplice, Czech Republic) G
Hang 'Em High (Black Box Gallery, Portland, Orgeon, USA) G
Winter (A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, USA) G


BlowUp! Angkor (Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia) G
Moving Focus (Galerie Alma, Vienna, Austria) G
Foto8 Summershow (Host Gallery, London, UK) G
NYPHA'11 Awards (Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland) G
Frozen World (Wall Gallery, Teplice, Czech Republic) G
Paducah Photo (Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, USA) G
Provocation (NY Photo Festival, powerHouse Arena, New York, USA) G
Urban Landscape (1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA) G


go foto & more (fotowerk, Vienna) G (to.move) (Vienna) G
Public Space (Austrian Museum of Architecture, Vienna, Austria) G
WoRK (NOPA Gallery, New Orleans, USA) G
Art of Photography Show (San Diego, California, USA) G
Less Is More (Siebensterngalerie, Vienna) S


Der bloße Mensch (Standort Höchst, Frankfurt, Germany) G


R0P Magazine
Eastreet 2 exhibition in Nancy, France
enjoy Vienna Magazine
Vieworld Magazine
The Wall Breakers
Square Space Magazine
INside Highlights
6Mois Magazine
NYPH Journal
International Street Photographer Magazine
prism Photo Magazine


Photography Blogger
Interview with All About Photo
ArtPhoto Magazine
get addicted to ...
doc! photo magazine
Petty Thieves Three - A one night projection party
No Thoughts Magazine
Umter magazine
Nuit de la Photographie
dodho magazine
Les Rencontres d'Arles Book Award selection
Interview with Top Photography Films
Press.ID Magazine
Filter Photo Festival
FWAPhoto - One Photo a Day (June 23, 2013)
BETA Magazine
Photo Life
tribe Magazine
ToneLit Magazine
180 Magazine
Le Paris Photobook Club
Feature Shoot: Photo du jour
Interview with FotoKvartals Magazine
Interview with Japancamerahunter
This Photo That


2012 A Look Back
Art Photo Index
Lenscratch (Right Time Right Place)
Der Greif Magazine
The Visual Artbeat Magazine
Winner of New York Photo Award 2012
Tales of ordinary irony
FWAPhoto - One Photo a Day (July 23, 2012)
Aint-Bad Magazine
Right Time Right Place - Book release in November 2012
Le Journal de la Photographie
Special Prize at Photo Annual Awards 2012
Best of Photography 2012
Less Is More at Flash Forward Festival
La Lettre de la Photographie
Photobook Slam Berlin
Less Is More at Philadelphia 3rd Annual Book Fair
3rd Annual Book Fair, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Finalist, Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards
F-STOP Magazine
London Festival of Photography
One Giant Arm
PH magazine
cimmic ART
Jeremyriad - A Myriad of Jeremy
Neo Collective


2011 A Look Back
Lost At E Minor
Private Eye
SWEA Magazine
Catch A Cold, Digitally Remastered
Undertakers On The Catwalk
My Own Wilderness
Photo/arts Magazine
Crane Kalman Image Selection
Kaunas Photo 2011: Photo/duet/duel Austrian and Swiss photography
Moment. Une Revue de Photo
Dub Vexxxation Arkestra
Honorable mention at New York Photo Awards 2011
Slightly Lucid
591 photography blog
Less Is More at New York Photo Festival (Indie Photobook Library)
Beauty Around Us (Worldwide Photography Gala Awards)


Interview with Seconds2Real
Lenscratch (Less Is More)
aCurator Magazine
Sonic Blog
Taj Mahal Review
AARGH (Magazine for Photography)
tracing lines project

New York Photo Awards 2012
Winner in the category Fine Art, Single Image for a photograph from the series "Right Time Right Place"

Photo Annual Awards 2012
Special Price from "Czech Center of Photography" for the series "Right Time Right Place"

New York Photo Awards 2011
Honorable Mention in the category Fine Art, Single Image for a photograph from the series "Less Is More"
Right Time Right Place is part of the exhibition Celebrating Europe, taking place from September 5 to 20, 2014 in Kaunas, Lithuania

Eastreet 2 exhibition will also be presented in Nancy, France as a part of the International Film Festival. The opening night will take place on 31st August, 6pm at the KD Gallery

Robert Rutoed's work has been selected to participate in the exhibition “From Memory and Oblivion” to be held from July 24 to August 22, 2014 in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Photographs from the series "Less Is More" are part of Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Georgia. The exhibition will be on display from May 1-7, 2014

eigensinnig shows Robert Rutoeds award winning series "Right Time Right Place", from January 28 through March 15, 2014.

Robert Rutoed's work will be featured in the Volume 1 issue of NYPH Journal: The Future of Contemporary Photography, published by powerHouse Books

"Right Time Right Place" has been selected to participate at Fotonoviembre, XII Bienal Internacional de Fotografía de Tenerife

Robert Rutoed's "Right Time Right Place" has been selected as a MSPF 2013 finalist. His work will be shown at the festival's main gallery from December 5 to 8, 2013

Robert Rutoed's "Right Time Right Place" is featured in renowned large format magazine Der Greif, Issue #6

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Exhibition: Celebrating Europe, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014