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Residency: August 2015
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 in the Netherlands where he also taught Spatial Design. He has received several architectural and art grants from the Mondriaan Fund and has had exhibitions in various museums, galleries, art foundations and triennials worldwide such as NAI in Rotterdam, Central Museum Utrecht, Oerol Festival, Dordrechts Museum, Gorinchem Museum in the Netherlands. Martinez Gallery in New York, SIM House, Verbeke Art Foundation, Fabbrica Europa 2012, Centro de Arte Complutense and the International Triennial of New Media Art in the National Art Museum Of China. He has also received several art commissions of the Dutch Government including a major sculptural assignment of Atelier Rijksbouwmeester for the Dutch Government.
Ronald van der Meijs constructs site-specific installations and sculptures that question how people relate to their environment by technology. “Itʼs fascinating to see how we try to control our lives and even nature itself by using and relying completely on technology”. Natural and unpredictable processes are part and the subject in 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.