artist, architect, designer, sound designer, sound artist, sound performer,
Ronald van der Meijs
www.ronaldvandermeijs.nl
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Ronald van der Meijs (1966) lives and works in Amsterdam. He graduated cum laude at AKV|St.Joost Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands. He received the Vishal Art Price 2015 / 2016 in Haarlem and exhibits around the world. From New York to … Read More
biography / statement

Ronald van der Meijs (1966) lives and works in Amsterdam. He graduated cum laude at AKV|St.Joost Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands. He received the Vishal Art Price 2015 / 2016 in Haarlem and exhibits around the world. From New York to Beijing and from Sao Paulo to Madrid. His work is also situated in public space as temporary and permanent work. He received several art commissions of the Dutch Government including a major sculptural assignment of Atelier Rijksbouwmeester for the new Head Quarters of Europol in The Hague, Netherlands.

More recently he is also performing with some of his huge machine like installations both analog and by amplifying their sounds and morphing them into a live electronic sound setting.

Van der Meijs creates sound works and field recordings since 1999 and produces huge location-based installations that show how we relate to our technocratic society. He consciously creates an area between desire and acceptance by creating a dialogue between nature and technology or nature versus culture. Unpredictable and slow natural processes control the work and form a metaphorical and conceptual treatment of sound, space and time. These natural elements behave like a unpredictable sequencer which controls the installation in order to generate a sound composition in a way which is never the same. Here the installation as well as the viewer have to accept the terms of these natural elements. In order to research this area between desire and acceptance he also uses the phenomena of growth and decay. They both have a quality and are inextricably linked. However, in our modern society, less and less space seems to occur for the decay of things. Read Less
Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sanaa Building Zollverein Essen University of Arts, Essen, Germany
Sculpture Space, Utica New York, USA
Air Museum, Amberg, Germany
Centre National des Arts, Le Citron Jaune, Arles, France
FILE 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ERES Stiftung, Munich, Germany
CBK Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sanaa Building Zollverein Essen University of Arts, Essen, Germany
Sculpture Space, Utica New York, USA
Air Museum, Amberg, Germany
Centre National des Arts, Le Citron Jaune, Arles, France
FILE 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil
ERES Stiftung, Munich, Germany
CBK Amsterdam, Netherlands
National Art Museum Of China, Beijing, China
Hannah Peschar Gallery & Sculptural Garden, Surrey, UK
Art Rotterdam, Netherlands
Centro de Arte Complutense Madrid, Spain
Dordrechts Museum, Netherlands
DordtYart, Dordrecht, Netherlands
SIM House, Reykjavik, Iceland
Gallery Martinez, New York, USA
De Fabriek, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Museum Bronbeek, Arnhem, Netherlands
Garage Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Chrämerhuus Langenthal, Zwitserland
Fabbrica Europa 2012, Florence, Italy
Anningahof, Zwolle, Netherlands
CBK Schiedam, Netherlands
CBK Drenthe, Netherlands
Gorcums Museum, Netherlands
Beelden Biennale Beerse, Belgium
Kunsteyssen, Alkmaar, Netherlands
Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, Netherlands
De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Netherlands
Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Centraal Museum Utrecht, Netherlands
NAI, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Het Nationaal Toneel, Den Haag, Netherlands
Foto Festival Naarden, Naarden Vesting, Netherlands
Polderlicht, Amsterdam, Netherlands
RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden, Netherlands
De Vishal, Haarlem, Netherlands
Arti et Amacitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Veemvloer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
NBKS, Breda, Netherlands
Beelden op de Berg Wageningen, Netherlands
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