Friday, July 31, 2015

Installation Wind Violins in South of France.

The installation 'Wind Violins' is installed again in front of the entrance of the Roman Theater in Arles, South of France.

Thanks to the municipality of Arles and curator Françoise Léger of Le Citron Jaune, Centre National des Arts de La Rue.  

Monday, May 4, 2015

New installation in exhibition in Munich, Germany.

'Time capsule of life 2.0'  
400 x 120 x 120 cm
Ronald van der Meijs
Eres Foundation, Munich


6 may - 27 june 2015 MUNICH, GERMANY

This seed structure will pump itself up and vacuum all the way in a sequence of 8 minutes. The bags create a typical cracking sound when they are feed with air. It sounds like falling raindrops after a rainy day in the woods....

Thursday, January 8, 2015

HIGHLIKE BOOK 2014 finally published.

The 'HIGHLIKE BOOK' 2014 is finally published.
It's first edition has 584 pages with 577 artists from 35 countries.
Each work has two or three QR codes for video, text and pictures.

FILE and SESI Publishing
To order: website highlike
ISBN 978-85-8205-297-6

In the content is also one of my art installations; 'Play it one more time for me La Ville Fumee'

sound art installation: 'Play it one more time for me La Ville Fumee'
by Ronald van der Meijs.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Two of my art projects; 'Obscura Reverse' and 'Nature versus Synthetics' are published in this massive book.

Titel: Public Art - Urban Space.
Publisher: Designerbooks
Pages: 376
Dimensions: 215 x 285 x 30 mm
Color: four-color printing
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Paper: Matte paper
ISBN-13: 978-988-12232-3-4

The pages!
'Nature versus Synthetics'

'Obscura Reverse'

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Publication about Prix Triennal de Lanchelevici 2014.

Prix d'Intégration de Sculpture Monumentale a L'Urbanisme 2014.

Published by the Lanchelevici Foundation and Musee en Plein Air du Sart-Tilman / Université de Liege, Belgium.

Nominated with 'Obscura Reverse'.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

First 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. /

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

'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.