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Ronald van der Meijs (1966) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied architectural design and graduated cum laude in 1993 at the Academy of Arts St. Joost, Breda in the Netherlands where he also was a teacher in spatial design for 3 years. From 1993 he had his own practice. Since 2001 his work shifted t… Read More
biography

Ronald van der Meijs (1966) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied architectural design and graduated cum laude in 1993 at the Academy of Arts St. Joost, Breda in the Netherlands where he also was a teacher in spatial design for 3 years. From 1993 he had his own practice. Since 2001 his work shifted to autonomous work in which architecture, art and sound have come together. He received several architectural and art grands of the Mondriaan Fund and received De Vishal Art Prize 2015. He exhibits around the world such as NAI - Rotterdam, Central Museum Utrecht, DordtYart Art Foundation - Oerol Festival - Terschelling, Dordrechts Museum, Gorinchem Museum in the Netherlands. Martinez gallery - New York, SIM House - Reykjavik, Verbeke Art Foundation - Antwerp, Fabbrica Europa 2012 - Florence, Centro de Arte Complutense - Madrid and the International Triennial of New Media Art Beijing, National Art Museum Of China NAMOC - Beijing. FILE - Sao Paulo, Kapelica Gallery - Ljubljana and Luft Museum Amberg. He also received art commissions of the Dutch Government including a major sculptural assignment of Atelier Rijksbouwmeester for the new Had Quarters of Europol in The Hague, Netherlands.


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He constructs site-specific installations that questions how people relate to their environment by technology. “It’s fascinating to see how we try to control our lives and even nature itself. Using and relying completely on technology"
Unpredictable and slow natural processes are part and subject of many of his works. It’s a dialogue between nature and technology or nature versus culture. Nature has it’s own order, time and rhythm. Each work is a metaphorical and conceptual treatment of sound, space, time and material. It is to lend a narrative quality to the machine-like character of the work, causing them to transcend their merely technological nature and raise the question to what extent our actions and expectations are conditioned. Read Less
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