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BERNDNAUT SMILDE (1978)
Smilde’s work consists of installations, sculptures and photography. He explores the physical de- construction and re-construction of materials; light, space, atmosphere and experience in relation to his architectural environment, creating a new moment between the realms of reality and the temporal.
Smilde holds an MA from the Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen. Awards include a Start Stipend from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, the FORM Artists’ Residency, Perth, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, US and Irish Museum of Modern Art, IE.
Smilde's work resides in both the Saatchi and the Smithsonian collections among others. Smilde has been written about extensively in art publications; additionally, his Nimbus series was recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Inventions of 2012".
Selected exhibitions: Bornholms Kunstmuseum (2023), Ronchini Gallery, London, (solo) (2022), World Expo 2020, Netherlands Pavilion, Dubai, UAE (2021-2022) Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, GER (solo) (2021) Stavanger Art Museum, NO (2020), The Armory Show, New York (solo) (2018), Ronchini Gallery, London, (solo) (2017), RWA, Bristol (2016) FotoMuseum, Antwerp, (2015), LIAN Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai (solo) (2015), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht,(solo) (2013) Saatchi Gallery, London (2012)