Saturday, December 20, 2014

First great news paper review about solo exhibition at CBK Drenthe.

The first review of the Ronald van der Meijs solo exhibition 'A Natural Order, Time and Rhythm' at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, CBK Drenthe, by Joep van Ruiten in 'Dagblad van het Noorden'.
This daily newspaper for the north of  Holland published a very positive review! Unfortunately for all the foreign readers it's in Dutch...

It's still to be seen till the end of february 2015.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

My new solo exhibition has started!

The new version of the installation 'For whom the tides toll' is one of seven huge installations at my solo exhibition 'A Natural Order, Time & Rhythm'.

Venue: CBK Drenthe Centre for Contemporary Art, Assen, Netherlands. 2 dec 2014 - 28 feb 2015.





Two evaporative machines controle the tuning of the organ pipes of the installation For whom the tides toll.
The flowers in the vase are speeding up the evaporation proses and springs are pushing up the vase and pull the steel wires...
The installation 'Wind Violins'.


Thanks to the Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Assen, FONDS 21, Provincie Drenthe, BH Fund , SNS Fund.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Chinese publication about some of my works.

For those who read chinese! An article in the CEOCIO Magazine in China about some of my works after joining the International Triennial of New Media Art at the National Art Museum of China 'NAMOC', in Beijing, june 2014.










Thanks to Guo Jiawenzhang for the english translation!
















Exhibition and performances at November Music Festival.

My cigar sound installation 'Play it one more time for me La Ville Fumee' will be joining the international November Music Festival 2014 in Den Bosch Netherlands from 5 - 9 november.
Every evening it will be demonstrated to give an experience with sound, burning cigars and the visuals of the installation itself.

For tickets see "installatie expeditie: Willem 2 Fabriek" at the November Music website.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Catalogue Europol Art and Architecture assignments for new HQ Den Hage.

A catalogue with all the artworks and  the award winning architecture of the HQ building.

Included is my sculpture in the winter garden of the Europol HQ; 'Arabidopsis Synaptic Transmission'.

Europol Publications Office.
Price € 10,-

ISBN 978-92-95018-85-3









New Catalogue New Media Triennial National Art Museum Of China.

Catalogue of the International New Media Triennial 2014 at the National Art Museum Of China. With a publication of my contribution 'A time Capsule of Life'.

Catalogue assay contributors: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Sean Cubitt, Mark B.N. Hansen, Graham Harman, Timothy Morton, Wang Hui, Zhang Ga.

www.namoc.org / www.mediartchina.org

For ordering:
Liverpool University press
ISBN 978-1-78138-145-8


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Latest installation now in show at 'Hanging Around' Art Foundation CBK Amsterdam.

Titel: 'If I should live in the past, I wouldn't need a memory'

Two breathing lungs and a charcoal birdcage for a canary.
Measures: 450 cm high.

Now to be seen in Art Foundation CBK Amsterdam, Netherlands.
More of it on my website: ronaldvandermeijs

Friday, June 20, 2014

A time Capsule of life in New Media Triennial 'Thingworld' NAMOC, Beijing.

My interactive sculpture is still to be seen on the International Triennial of New Media Art 2014 in the National Art Museum of China.
From 11th of june till 9th of july 2014.
Curated by Chang GA and thanks to V2 unstable Media Rotterdam and Mondriaan Fund.

It's one of the best shows I ever seen!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Awarded with a new grant of the Mondriaan Fund.


I'm happy to announce that I've been awarded with a work contribution for proven talent. A 4 year grant of the Dutch Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands.



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Invited for exhibition / performance at November Music Festival.

Invited for the November Music Festival 2014. The biggest contemporary music festival in the Netherlands with a lot of music performances and exhibitions about sound art.
I will be joining the festival with my installation 'Play it one more time for me La Ville Fumee' and will perform 7 times...
My installation will be exhibited at the Willem II building. A former cigar factory!

First test model for new sculpture.

First test model for new sculpture. It will be exhibited at CBK Amsterdam, Centre for Contemporary Art, this summer. The titel of the exhibition; Hanging Around.
It's just a small part of a total of 90 cells...!



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

'Play it one more time for me La ViIlle Fumee' will be published in the Highlike Book 2014.

A recent art installation of mine 'Play it one more time for me La ViIlle Fumee' will be published in the
HIGHLIKE BOOK 2014.


'Play it one more time for me La Ville Fumee'  Year 2013

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New sound art installation in Surrey, England.

Last week I finished my latest installation;
'Sound Architecture 5.0' at the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden / Gallery in Ockley, Surrey, England.

It contains about 5000 chrome bicycle bell caps with a height of 20 cm - 100 cm. It's about 10 meters long and 3,5 meters wide. The high bells are capturing strong winds what's putting them together in a soft tickling noise.
In autumn a giant Oak tree nearby takes over and plays the installation with its falling acorns...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Official opening artwork 'Even the sparrow has to practice'.

On Saturday the 8th of march this sculpture will be officially opened by Gerrit van Woudenbergh alderman of the municipality Almelo.
Location: Kolthofsingel 15, Almelo, Netherlands.
It starts at 3 p.m. AT the NAXT building.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sculpture 'Even the sparrow has to practice' is ready!

The sculpture 'Even the sparrow has to practice' is finally finished. A sculpture with breading nests inside the tower of 6 meter hight. It's a sound sculpture near the NAXT building, a pop stage facility for young musicians in Almelo, Netherlands.

Here you can see the breading nests inside the tower.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nearing completion of new sculpture in Almelo city in the Netherlands.

The sculpture 'Even the sparrow has to practice' in Almelo is nearly complete! Just another few days...
Here's a detail of the entrance of the sparrow nests in the tower
of 6 meter high...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Great opening exhibition in Madrid Spain!

Opening performance at the exhibition in Madrid
at the Centro de Arte de Complutense. Still to be seen until the 14th of december 2013.

Here's my installation: 'Play it one more time for me La Ville Fumee'

some details...

At the opening...

The artists...

Der Wexel and Michiel van der Weerthof performing at the opening to!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Update about the sculpture in Almelo city.

Almost done! But still a couple of weeks work to finnish the slates on top and the birds nests inside...
I hope the weather will improve this coming week!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Coming up: Group exhibition 'DordtYart Werft' at Dordrechts Museum, Netherlands.

Group exhibition 'DordtYart Werft' at Dordrechts Museum.
Opening 27th sept. - 12 jan. 2014
I will show my 'Nephentus 01'

Exhibiting artists:
Roland Schimmel, Zoro Feigl, Stan Wannet & Leila Anderson, Nico Parlevliet, Ronald van der Meijs, Theo Jansen, Quynh Vantu.

Coming up; Group exhibition LOS MAQUINISTAS in Madrid, Spain.

A group show at C arte C, Centro de Arte Complutense, Madrid. With an opening performance of Der Wexel, Michiel van de Weerthof and Ronald van der Meijs on 15th of november. starts at 8 pm.
I will show my installation 'Play it one more time for me LA Ville Fumee'

Exhibition from 15 november - 14 december 2013.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New sculpture 'A Time Capsule of Life'

My latest solo exhibition with the new sculpture 'A Time Capsule of Life' now at  Het Glazen Huis in Amsterdam till the first of december.
On view from friday to sunday 1 - 5 pm.

Organisation: Zone2Source.
Curator: Alice Smit



Sunday, October 6, 2013

Last day for the art installation 'For Whom the Tides Toll' at DordtYart 2013.

Last evening on october the 6th was the last day and night of the 2013 exhibition at DordtYart Art Foundation. With a marvelous gathering of an international group of artists, writers, curators and art lovers of Sculpture Network.
My installation 'For Whom the Tides Toll' will also be in the DortYart 2014 show!
A sound sculpture which changes the tones of the organ pipes on the movement of the tides...