Eve Sussman is a British-born American artist. She was educated at Robert College of Istanbul, University of Canterbury and Bennington College. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, where her company, the Rufus Corporation is based; however, she continuously visits cultural centers around the world, where her exhibitions take place.
Sussman’s work incorporates film, video, installation, sculpture, and photography. In 2003 she began working in collaboration with The Rufus Corporation – an international ad hoc ensemble of performers, artists, and musicians – and has produced the extraordinary motion picture and video art pieces 89 Seconds at Alcázar (2004) and The Rape of the Sabine Women (2007). Sussman translates well known masterworks into her large scale re-enactments. Premiered at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, 89 Seconds at Alcázar is a 10-minute, continuously flowing single take that meticulously creates the moments directly before and after the image portrayed by Diego Velásquez in Las Meninas (1656). Shot on location in Greece and Germany, The Rape of the Sabine Women is a video-musical loosely based on the myth of the founding of Rome, inspired by the French neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David’s masterpiece, The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1794-1799). More recently, whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir (2011) is a film that follows the observations and surveillance of a geophysicist code writer stuck in a futuristic city.
Sussman had her first solo show at Bronwyn Keenan Gallery in SoHo in 1997. Besides the United States, and the Whitney Museum of American Art amongst other institutions her work has been exhibited in Turkey, Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Croatia, France, Poland, and Canada.