Current research interests include but are not limited to:
non-place making, absurd, precarity, loops and repetitions, digital intimacy/screen-love, material resistance, magic and wonder

Ruudu Ulas, a visual artist (b. 1987 Tallinn, Estonia), living and working in London. Looking at the world through the lens of playful criticality she make photos, objects and sometimes words in an attempt to make sense of the everyday life. Inquisitively, she follows traces which the contemporary, urban dwelling, cyborg-like human accumulates, while being curious of the systems that have created such creatures. Working within the expanded field of photography her investigations often take the shape of large-scale room installations.

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2019-2021 Royal College of Art, MA Photography
2014-2018  Glasgow Shcool of Art BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography, First Class

2016-2017 HGB Leipzig, Klasse Prof. J. Brohm, Erasmus Exchange

2023 New Talent 2023, The Photographer’s Gallery London
2021 Metro Imaging Mentorship Award, Metro Imagining
2019 Ene Grauberg Foundation Stipend
2019 Adamson-Eric Stipend, Estonian Museum of Art

2018 Chairman's Medal, Glasgow School of Art

2018 The Alice Duncan Prize, Glasgow School of Art

2018 Essay Prize for School of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art

2018 AON Community Art Award - Selected Artist

Glasgow School of Art Archive

2023 Iuvenis Arte, Tallinn University Academic Library, Tallinn
2023 FOKU presents: A selection of contemporary Estonian photography, Fotografiska, Tallinn
2022 Keerulised asjad, ARS Projektiruum, Tallinn
2022 The House that Mum Built, Santos rd 32B, London
2021 After the High Tide, Cromwell Place, London
2021 RCA2021, Virtual Showcase, Online at
2020 WIP, Royal College of Art, London

2018 Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
2018 AON Community Art Award, The Leadenhall Building, London, UK

2018 Transmission Members Show
2018: (HoMO), Transmission, Glasgow, UK

2018 Accumulated Traces, GSA Degree Show 2018, Glasgow, UK
2017 The World Is Your Lobster, The Art Park, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, UK
2017 Here is the Future, Now, 12 Star Gallery at the Europe House, London, UK

2017 Rundgang 2017, HGB, Leipzig, Germany

2017 ZUM ZOOM ZOUM, GapGap, Leipzig, Germany

2016 25% Extra, Lauriston Arches, Glasgow, UK

2016 SYZYGY, Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2015 Wet Denim Trackie, SWG3, Glasgow, UK

2015 All is Well, Veneer Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2024 WIELS, Brussels, Belgium