Ronald de Bloeme
Ronald de Bloeme, born on June 13, 1971 in Leeuwarden (NL), studied painting & drawing at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam from 1992 till 1996. In 2000 he became a working grant from the Centrum Beeldende Kunst from Rotterdam for the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, the city where he has lived and worked since. In his paintings and drawings, he examines several communication systems such as cutting patterns, subway plans or election results. From 1998 till 2000 he was represented by Galerie Delta from Hans Sonnenberg. Solo exhibitions followed at Galerie Markus Richter and Hamish Morrison in Berlin and Galerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague. Currently, he is represented by the renowned Gallery Borzo in Amsterdam. In 2007 he was awarded the Vattenfall Contemporary Art Prize, which was followed by solo exhibitions at the Berlinischen Galerie, Berlin and the Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam. His works are represented in the collection of the Berlinischen Galerie, Berlin, the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen / Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden, the Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, the Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar and the SAFN Collection in Reykjavik. Many international private collections have bought de Bloeme’s work.