Berndnaut Smilde

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Until Askeaton has streetview , 2009 Print On Wallpaper, Wood 290x800 Cm. © Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie West
Suspended ceiling system, 2004 Ceiling, Fluorescent Lights 320x240 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Corridor, 2004 Wood, Grating, Mirror And Video 240x120x500 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Transitionalspace, 2004 Wood, Suspended Ceiling System, Rating, Tailor's Dummy 500x500x500 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Walk about, 2004 Hand Rail, Paint, Fluorescent Lights 60 Square Meter © Berndnaut Smilde
Balcony, 2005 Goldpaint On Rotten Balcony 140x120x300 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Twelve Entrances to a Mosque, 2005 Projected Video Still On Polystyrene Foam, Plaster 80x106x200 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Twelve Entrances to a Mosque (detail), 2005 Projected Video Still On Polystyrene Foam, Plaster 80x106x200 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Sarcophagus Americanus, 2006 Polystyrene Foam, Plaster, Roofing Material, Flower Boxes 155x150x206 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Odysee 918, 2006 Polystyrene Foam 150x260x420 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Carcass, 2006 Foamboard, Carpet 98x130x290 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
Christus Mentionem Benedicted (God save this house), 2006 Engraved Joist, Trolley 35x30x100 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
no title , 2007 Plaster Decoration, Model Accessories 25x15x12 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde
no title, 2007 © Berndnaut Smilde
Müllhäuserstrasse: nr.1t/m5, 2007 Paperbags, Model Accessories 35x15x10 Cm Each © Berndnaut Smilde
Nimbus Munnekeholm, 2013
Nimbus Green Room © RJ Muna
Nimbus Green Room, 2013 © Courtesy of the artist and Ronchini Gallery
Nimbus Waterschei, 2014 Photographs Digital C Type Print On Aluminium 75x113 Cm © Berndnaut Smilde & Ronchini Gallery, London UK-
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Berndnaut Smilde

Groningen, 1978
lives and works in Amsterdam


2003-2005 MA Fine Art, Frank Mohr Institute, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen
1997-2001 BA Fine Art, Minerva Academy, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Conditioner-Royal hospital, Bunker project, Galerie West, The Haque
------- Nimbus, Probe, Arnhem

2009 Carcass Divided, De Kijkkasten, Amsterdam
2008 Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE
2007 MOOT Gallery, Nottingham, UK
------- Collectie Marcel, DISplay, NP3, Groningen

Group Exhibitions

2011 Multi Solo, Tetem, Enschede
------- OSTRALE'011, Dresden, DE
------- Kammerspiele, Mischpoke, Mönchengladbach, DE
------- Zomerexpo 2011
, Gemeentemuseum, The Haque
------- Partial Illusion-Defiliecour Ekstra, Runde Ecke, Dresden, DE
2010 O Fortuna, Biënnale Gelderland, with Suze May Sho, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen
------- I Am Solitary I Am An Army, curated by Beers.Lambert, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK
------- Cantavida, with Butje (Vincent Bruijn/Jeroen Brouwer/Berndnaut Smilde), Secondroom, Brussels, BE
2009 TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Live at No. 8, Galway, IE
------- Automatic, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak & Gavin Murphy, Auto Italia South East, London, UK
------- Automatic, Pallas Contemporary projects, Dublin, IE
------- Welcome to the Neighbourhood, curated by Michele Horrigan, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, IE
------- The Art and Collections III, DISplay, NP3, Groningen
------- Top 40, L.A. Centre of Digital Art, Los Angeles, and UCR California Museum of Photography, US
Ut-Opia / Super City, Expodium, Utrecht
------- Visit.2008, Open studios Dublin, IMMA-ARP studios, Dublin, IE
------- NP3's Grande Biennale: Concours Néerlandais, Kunsteyssen, Alkmaar
------- Piece of the pie, Minerva Academy, Groningen
2007 Your Live Is Now A Little Shorter, My House Projects, Derby, UK
------- One; & the other painting, curated by Tim Chen Chuanxi, W139/basement, Amsterdam
------- Npeg, videobusstop, NP3, Groningen
------- Focus & diversity, alumnishow, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen
------- She gave her hands to callosity, with Jeroen Brouwer, Medium Gallery, Groningen
2006 Intercity, De Fabriek, Eindhoven
------- = More, Kunstvlaai 6, Amsterdam
2005 Frank Mohr at OC&W, Department of Education, Science and Culture, The Hague
------- Trailer, Final Presentation MFA Painting, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen
------- Things Apart, with Jeroen Brouwer, Expodium, Utrecht
------- De Brink, with Jeroen Brouwer, Hunze & Aa’s Waterschap, Veendam
------- FMI in Minerva Academy, Groningen
------- MFA DEFKA, DEFKA, Assen
------- PPF, curated by Roos Gortzak, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen
2004 WHITE, with Jeroen Brouwer, Galerie Sign, Groningen
------- Sporen van het spullenbeest, curated by Wim T. Schippers, University Museum, Groningen
------- Qlub ID, with Jeroen Brouwer and Vincent Bruijn, NP3, Groningen
2003 Photophuck, NP3, Groningen
2002 Art Primeur 2002, CBK, Dordrecht
------- Lentesalon, with Jeroen Brouwer, Pictura, Groningen
------- DeFKa, Assen
2001 Galerie Boven De Bank, Groningen
------- Galerij de Lawei, Drachten
------- Final Presentation Minerva Academy, Groningen


2010 Shortlist nomination Szpilman Award
2008 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Artists' Residency Programme, Dublin, IE
------- Dutch Embassy, projectgrant
2006 Fonds BKVB, Startstipendium


2009 Welcome to the Neighbourhood, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Co.Limerick, IE
2007 Stand Assembly studios, Nottingham, UK
------- Shining Cliff Residency, My House Projects, Derbyshire, UK


2009 GVB public transport, Amsterdam
2008 sketch design for Mn-services, Rijswijk
2005 Hunze & Aa’s Waterschap, Assen

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