Photo: Xiaofeini Liu

Madeleine Ruggi (b.1991) is an artist working in London, UK. Ruggi’s artistic practise seeks to grasp her own body’s position among infrastructures of trade and processing that are often concealed to consumers of the global West. She uses ordinary, small-scale materials as departure points to confront the cycle of trade that she too is inextricably involved in. Madeleine has a BA from Central Saint Martins, London and an MA from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Her work has been presented at Tate Modern, London; Camden Arts Centre, London; Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam; Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable; European Cultural Centre, Venice; Guest Projects, London and Bussey Building, London, amongst others.

email: madeleineruggi(at)



The gateway as a point of encounter[duo show with María José Crespo], PuntWG, Amsterdam, 25th July - 21st August, 2023

This Is Reality and It Was But One Chat Away
Ubik, Rotterdam, July 2022

commission, Whitstable Biennale, June 2022

I Must Be Living Twice curated by Shimmer, Palazzo Mora, European Cultural Centre, Venice, April- November, 2022

A High Hang
Eccleston Project Space, London, 2019

inNeoss, London, 2019

Guest Projects, London, 2019

Forced Collaboration
[online], Forced Collaboration, 2018

12ø Collective,
[online], 12ø, 2018

[solo show], inNeoss, London, 2017

Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival [collaborative sound performance with Georgia Gendall], Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London, 2014

The Vinyl Library, London, 2014

Arcane Gallery, London, 2014

Artists in Residence Camden Arts Centre, London, 2012

Resembling Ham in Taste Mori and Stein Gallery, London, 2012

Bussey Building Art Space, London, 2012


Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, 2023

The Eaton Fund, 2023


The gateway as a point of encounter
[performance presentation by Madeleine Ruggi and María José Crespo], PuntWG, Amsterdam, 19th August 2023

Witnessing as a method of getting through gateways [performance presentation by Madeleine Ruggi and María José Crespo], Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam,  2022

Proxyerotics performance presentation by Madeleine Ruggi and María José Crespo, Royal College of Art, London, 2021



Frieze 13 June 2022, The Elemental Pull of Whitstable Biennale, by Chris Sharratt, read here

MetropolisM25 July 2022, Graduation Shows - Piet Zwart Institute, by Jorne Vriens, read here


2020 - 2022 MA Fine ArtPiet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam

2010 - 2014 BA (Honours) Fine ArtCentral Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London

2012 - 2013 Diploma in Professional Studies Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London

2009 - 2010 Foundation Fine Art Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins, London