BIO

Berndnaut Smilde was born in 1978 in Groningen, The Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam. Smilde holds an MA from the Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen. Selected exhibtions include: Saatchi Gallery, London (2017); RWA Bristol, (2017); Museum Kranenburgh, (2016); LIAN Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai (solo) (2015); FotoMuseum, Antwerp, (2015); Ronchini Gallery, London (solo) (2014); Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, (solo) (2013). Awards include a start stipend from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, the FORM Artists’ Residency, Perth and Kings County Hospital, New York.

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Berndnaut Smilde (*1978, Groningen, NL)

2005 MA Frank-Mohr-Institure, Groningen, NL
2001 BA Minerva Acadamy, Groningen, NL

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Dismantled Ruben, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK
2017 When all the world is green, Collectie de Groen, Arnhem, NL
2017 Builded Remnants, FORM, Perth, AU
2016 Spazio 22, Milan, IT
2016 Quasi, NP3, Groningen, NL
2015 False Firmament, LIAN Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, CN
2014 Antipode, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK
2013 Kammerspiele, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
2013 Land of Tomorrow, Louisville KY,  US
2012 Platform 57, The Hague, NL
2010 Galerie West, The Hague, NL
2008 Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE
2007 MOOT Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions  

2017 From Selfie to Self-Expression, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2017 Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1767– 2017, RWA, Bristol, UK,
2017 Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, SE
2017 De Nature en Sculpture, Villa Datris, FR
2017 Kairos Castle, Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Be

2016 Festival Images, Vevey, CH
2016 Nature’s Ape, Syson Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2016 Weather or Not, MU, Eindhoven, NL
2016 The way things go, Kunsthal KadE, Amersfoort, NL
2016 Artefact – Up in the air, Stuk, Leuven, BE
2016 Silence out loud, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL

2015 Turner en de traditie van het sublieme, Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, NL
2015 Mijn Vlakke Land, Fotomuseum, Antwerp, BE
2015 TodaysArt Festival 2015, Satelliet Groep, The Hague, NL
2015 A Climate Fictionalism, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, TW
2015 Nature Revelation, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, AU
2015 Capturer l’éphémere, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, FR

2014 Cosmos, 21st Century Minsheng Museum, Shanghai, CN
2014 Lucht! – in de Nederlandse kunst sinds 1850, De Hallen, Haarlem, NL
2014 Reflexionen – Ästhetische Referenzen, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, DE
2014 La tête dans les nuages, l’Adresse Musée de la Poste, Paris, FR
2014 Geometriks, Galeria Impakto, Lima, PE
2014 Nieuw, nieuwer, nieuwst [2], Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL

2013 WIT, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
2013 High Art: A Decade of Collecting, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, US
2013 Undercover: A dialect, VISUAL centre for contemporary art, Carlow, IE
2013 The Uncanny, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK
2013 Conversation 6, SFAC Galleries, San Francisco, US
2013 Collectie Manders – Naar eenvoud en verstilling, Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL
2013 Solid Enough To Be Inhabited, Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln, DE

2012 Out of focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2012 Keywords 2012: Asynchronous Lifeworld, Juming Museum, Taipei, TW
2012 ManifestAanwezig, Kasteel D’ Aspremont-Lynden, Rekem, BE
2012 Red Sky at Night, Mercer Union, Toronto, CA

2011 Kammerspiele, Mischpoke, Mönchengladbach, DE
2010 O Fortuna, Biënnale Gelderland, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL
2009 Automatic, Auto Italia South East, London, UK & Pallas Contemporary projects, Dublin, IE
2009 Welcome to the Neighbourhood, Askeaton Contemporary Arts, IE

Residencies

2017 Beautiful Distress, Kings County Hospital, New York, US
2016 FORM, Perth, AU
2015 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, US
2008 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IE

Grants/Awards

2013 YGA II, NP3 and Groninger Museum
2012 Winner Ranking the arts, NP3
2012 Time Magazine – Top 25 Best Inventions
2012 Nomination The Silver Re:ward during Re: Rotterdam
2010 Shortlist nomination Szpilman Award
2008 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Artists’ Residency Programme, Dublin, IE
2008 Dutch Embassy, projectgrant
2006 Fonds BKVB, Startstipendium

Commissions

2017 Airbus Corporate Jets, London, UK
2017 Saatchi Gallery & Huawei, London, UK
2015 Audi, London, UK
2015 Neuehouse, New York, US
2013 The In-Cloud, Harpers Bazaar, US
2009 GVB public transport, Amsterdam
2005 Hunze & Aa’s Waterschap, Assen

Collections

Smithsonian
Saatchi
DSM
Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem
Bonnefantenmuseum
Museum van Bommel van Dam
Cornell University
McCarthy Tetrault LLP
private collections

Events

2016 Lecture, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Tilburg
2016 Spectrum MU, MU artspace, Eindhoven
2016 Lecture, NP3, Groningen
2015 Lecture, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, CN
2015 Presente, Mesa e Cadeira, Sao Paulo, BR
2015 YipArt auction, Cristie’s, Amsterdam
2015 Lecture, Satellietgroep, The Hague
2015 Lecture, Hong Gah Museum, Taipei, TW
2014 Lecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, US
2014 Lecture, AKV St. Joost, Den Bosch
2014 Lecture, Frank Mohr institute, 37PK, Haarlem
2014 Lecture, NP3, Groningen
2013 Lecture, Koret Auditorium, Main Library, San Francisco, US
2012 What’s up #49, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
2012 Ignite 19, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
2012 Patchbox, Elsewhere Factory, Cargo, Rome, IT
2012 Cumulus, Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn
2012 ButjePoster, with Butje, Re:Rotterdam
2012 Fitax 500, Tupajumi, Nest, The Hague
2011 Fitax 750, Tupajumi, Tent, Rotterdam

Media

2016 Commercial Nationale Nederlanden
2015 Arts District, Rocky Mountain PBS
2014 Interview, Xinhua News, China
2014 Interview, Fuji TV, Japan
2014 ‘Uncharted’ ,The Forum, BBC worldservice
2014 Euromaxx, Deutsche Welle
2014 Kunstuur, AVRO
2013 Open Gallery promotion video, Google
2013 Kunstof TV, NTR
2013 Kunstuur, AVRO
2013 Muse Moments, KET
2013 The One Show, BBC 1
2013 The Avant/Garde Diaries
2013 Radio interview, De Gids.fm, Vara, Radio 1
2013 Kobra om Regn, Kulturmagasinet, SVT.se
2013 Interview, Discovery Channel TV
2013 Bullit -The Magazine, Red Bull, Servus TV
2013 Interview Reuters, London
2012 Interview BBC, The Hague
2012 Radio interview, labyrint, Radio 1
2012 Galileo, Tango film, ProSieben
2012 Radio interview, De heer ontwaakt, Radio 2
2012 Radio interview, Creative Mojo, Mark Lipinski
2012 Radio interview, Dit is de dag, Radio 1
2012 RTV Noordholland, Noord-Hollands Diep
2012 TV interview, Noordhollands Dagblad
2011 TV interview, City Vision, Mönchengladbach
2010 Radio interview, Radio Discus, The Haque

Publications/Articles

2017 Builded Remnant – monograph – published by Damiani
2017 Salon, Internationales Kunst- und Kulturmagazin
2017 Lonely Planet
2016 Rotkunst, Bianca Stigter, NRC Next
2016 Kunst als Illusie, Illand Pietersma, Dagblad v/h Noorden
2016 De keuze van Joost Zwagerman, Terra
2016 Why is art full of naked people, Susie Hodge, Thames & Hudson
2016 Interior atmosphere, Assemble Papers issue #5
2016 Calibri.com, Festival Images, Lisa Miquet
2016 MetropolisM.com, Hemelbestormers, Dominiek Ruyters
2016 Groeiende wolken, Eric Bos, Dagblad van het Noorden
2015 De man die de wolken maakt, Margo Vansynghel, Sabato, De Tijd
2015 De stilte van het licht, Joost Zwagerman
2015 Artist draws inspiration from ‘in-between’ spaces, Yao Minji, Shanghai Daily
2015 Creating the Perfect….in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Elise Taylor, Vanity Fair
2015 Het einde van een wolk, Vibeke Mascini, Mister Motley
2015 Architectural Digest, Hannah Martin
2015 Unexpected Art, Chronicle Books
2015 T magazine, Julie Baumgardner
2015 The huffington Post, Maddie Crum
2015 Wired, Zachary Slobig
2014 Parabol, the retooling issue, curated by Peter Weibel, Karlsruhe
2014 Imagine Architecture – Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm, Gestalten
2014 Post Photography – The artist with a camera, Laurence King
2014 Nimbus Portland Place, Peter Yeung, Financial Times
2014 Not a cloud in the sky, Florence Waters, The Daily Telegraph
2014 Zwagerman kijkt, Beschouwing wolken, Joost Zwagerman, De Volkskrant
2014 De Lucht blijft spannend, Henny de Lange, Trouw
2014 Met je hoofd in de wolken, Metro (Netherlands, Moscow, Canada, Sweden)
2014 The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Weekend Edition, 20-22 June
2014 Mystery cloud in the room, DPI magazine, vol. 187
2014 Wolken Temmer, Richtje Reinsma, Kunstbeeld. nr.7/8
2014 The sky is the limit, Ruud van der Neut, Tableau. nr.3
2014 Phénoménologie de l’Entre-Deux, Audrey Gleizes, The Modern Directory. Issue 1
2014 Wat ons bove het hoofd hangt, Joep van Ruiten, Dagblad v/h Noorden
2014 Berndnaut Smilde, Élémentaire zine. Issue 4
2014 Nimbus Portfolio, Christie’s, June
2014 Elle Décor USA, June
2014 Silver Lining, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, June
2014 Antipode, Carol Cordrey, The Mayfair Magazine
2014 Lucht! In de Nederlandse kunst sinds 1850, Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem (Catalogue)
2014 Reflexionen – Ästhetische Referenzen, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie (Catalogue)
2014 La tete dans la nuages, Celine Neveux, L’Adresse Musee de la Poste (Catalogue)
2014 Elle Docoration, France
2013 Land Art, Metropolis M, nummer 6
2013 Fascinatie voor wolken, Wim van der Beek, Kunstkrant, nummer 6
2013 Museum bezoekers raken ‘in de wolken’, Peter Bekkering, Algemeen Dagblad
2013 WIT Magazine, Elle Decoration, Nummer 5, 2013
2013 Undercover: A Dialect, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (Catalogue)
2013 Nerdkunst, PhilipBrink, Hugo van Woerden, Creatie, Nummer3, October 2013
2013 Kammerspiele, Bonnefantenmuseum (catalogue)
2013 Cloud Cover, Rachel Collins, The Irish Times Magazine
2013 The In-Cloud, Laura Brown, Harpers Bazaar, September Issue
2013 Cover Non Issue, Maurice Bogaert, Bram Nijssen, Non Issue #12
2013 Showcase, Amandas Ong, Elephant Magazine, Issue 14
2013 Advies nummer 1…, Joep van Ruiten, Dagblad v/h Noorden
2013 Ooggetuige, De Standaard
2013 Inspiratie uit wolken, Annelies Verbeke, NRC
2013 Uitgelicht:Het wezen van de wolk, Tonie Mudde, de Volkskrant
2013 Dubbelzinnige Namaakwolken, Margriet van der heijden, NRC
2013 Ein Hauch von Himmel, Barbara Hein, art – Das Kunstmagazin No 3
2013 Reviews: Berndnaut Smilde, Alexander Mayhew, Metropolis M, No 1
2013 Natuurlijke Maakbaarheid, Martin Hoorweg, What’s UP nr.14
2013 Head in the Clouds, Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier-Journal
2013 Solid enough to be inhabited, Kris Dittel & Stephanie Seidel
2013 Naar eenvoud en verstilling, Collectie Manders, Museum Bommel van Dam (Catalogue)
2013 The Uncanny, Ronchini Gallery (Catalogue)
2013 De Wolken van Groninger Berndnaut Smilde, Sabeth Snijders, NRC
2012 ICE Magazie 9, Istanbul Contemporary
2012 It’s Nice That Annual 2012
2012 Best inventions of the year 2012, TIME Magazine
2012 Blue sky thinking, Suellen Grealy, Luxure, Fairless issue 11
2012 Clouded, Jonathan Levitt, Vantage Shanghai
2012 Creative Quarterly No 27
2012 Make 8elief, issue 2
2012 Artistas en las Nubes, Roberto Bosco and Stefano Caldana, El Pais.com
2012 A Chaos Theory, (catalogue)
2012 This could be Rotterdam or anywhere, Kunstweekend Charlois 2012 (Catalogue)
2012 Viaggio al centro della terra, Associazione Marco Magnani, 2012 (Catalogue)
2012 Deck the halls wit clouds, Christine Ottery, NewScientist
2012 Berndnaut Smilde@ Saatchi, Niels Post, Trendbeheer
2012 Met Berndnaut in de wolken, Vibeke Mascinii, MisterMotley.nl
2012 Nederlandse stapelwolk vindt onderdak in Londen, Henny de Lange, Trouw
2012 Teodora Mousseva, Capital Light, No15
2012 Saatchi Gallery in Londen koopt Hoorse wolk ‘Cumulus’, Noordhollands Dagblad
2012 Berndnaut Smilde, Vibeke Mascinii, MisterMotley.nl
2012 In de cloud, Corrie Gerritsma, Bright, vol 8, nr 45
2012 Memo – Grandi Magazzini Culturali, No 6
2012 Artist Berndnaut Smilde creates indoor clouds, Maura Judkis, The Washington Post
2012 Meet de man who can control The weather:.., Laura Cox, Mail Online
2012 Floating cloud installation by Berndnaut Smilde, Leigda db, Design Boom
2012 Artist creates clouds for fleeting installation, ABCnews.com
2012 Kunstenaar maakt wolkje in wittte kapel, Connie Vertegaal, Noordhollands Dagblad
2011 O.K. Periodicals #6, Boring Issue
2011 Ostrale’011, Slaughterhouse Five, catalogue
2011 Slachthof, die Fünfte, Birgit Grimm und Christian Dittmar, Sächsische Zeitung
2011 Zomerexpo 2011, Nieuwe meesters van de lage landen (catalogue)
2011 Paradiesische Kammerspiele, Armin Kaumanns, Rheinische Post
2010 O Fortuna, Biënnale Gelderland (catalogue)
2010 I am solitary I am an army, Beers.Lambert, catalogue
2010 Kubistische bouwsels ontberen uitleg, Lennard Dost, Volkskrant
2010 Met stip 2010, Fonds BKVB (catalogue)
2010 Een boek om mee te slaan, De Fabriek (catalogue)
2010 An Endless Supply #10, Curated by Trade
2009 Automatic, Chris Fite-Wassilak & Gavin Murphy, publcation groupshow
2009 work published, A-N magazine
2009 Neighbourhood watch this, Kevin Corbett, Limerick Leader
2009 Practicing a System of Values, Maeve Mulrennan, Publicart.ie
2009 Ut-Opia / Super City, Expodium (catalogue)
2008 Re-iconografie, Erik van Tuijn, NP3 (catalogue)
2007 Focus & diversity, Frank Mohr Institute (catalogue)
2006 =More, Frank Mohr Instituut (catalogue)
2005 Gespot, Wim van der Beek, Kunstbeeld no. 9
2005 *PPF, Publication groupshow PPF
2005 Utrechts Nieuwsblad, Article about Things Apart
2004 NRC, Article about White
2004 Dagblad v/h Noorden, article about Club ID
2002 Professionele Kunstenaars, Lotte Haagsma, Tubelight#21
2002 Dordtenaar, article about Art Primeur
2002 Art Primeur 2002 (catalogue)