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rolf van gelder

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Curriculum Vitae

born in 1958, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
artist / web developer living and working in Eindhoven

Binnewiertzstraat 27, 5615 HG Eindhoven, The Netherlands
+31-(0)6-22 66 31 93

http://www.cage.nl

1978-1982 studies electrical engineering at the College of Technology (specialization in information science)
1980-present active as a visual artist, various techniques
1982-present working as an Internet developer / Internet specialist at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
1995 founding of the CAGE (Cyber Art Gallery Eindhoven), www.cage.nl, one of the first virtual art galleries on the Internet, in which, apart from the work of Rolf van Gelder, artworks of emerging artists from all over the world are presented
1996-present creation of new media artwork, often in collaboration with new media artist Carmin Karasic (Boston, MA, USA)
2000 founding of a company called CAGE, specialized in web design and Internet Consultancy
2008 humann, a new media project by Carmin Karasic and Rolf van Gelder, is selected for the finals of the 'Frits Philips Lightart Contest 2008'

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Selected exhibitions

2010 SjansMachine
a new media art project by Olga Mink, Carmin Karasic & Rolf van Gelder at the Plaza Futura, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
as part of the Plaza+ Festival 2010
(January 14th-16th, 2010)
2009 Anthropocene
a new media art project by Carmin Karasic & Rolf van Gelder at the TAC - Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
as part of the Glow Festival 2009
(November 6th-15th, 2009)

humann
a new media art project byCarmin Karasic & Rolf van Gelder at the Museum of Science, Boston, MA, USA
as part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival 2009
(April 17th - September 8th, 2009)
2008-2009 humann
a new media project by Carmin Karasic and Rolf van Gelder
Shown at the 're-ACT' exhibition.
Museum 'Kunstlicht in de Kunst', Eindhoven, the Netherlands
(September 27, 2008 - January 25, 2009)
2007 Handheld Histories as Hyper-Monuments
a locative media art project in collaboration with Carmin Karasic and Rob Coshow, Boston Cyberarts Festival 2007
Judi Rothenberg Gallery, Boston, MA, USA (April 2007)
2004 SPES
Linz, Austria (November - December 2004)
2003 Art Beyond Borders
Erkelenzer Kunstverein, Erkelenz, Germany (November - December 2003)
2002 Virtual Quilt
an Interactive Art Project by Clara Wainwright, Carmin Karasic & Rolf van Gelder.
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, USA (January 25th - May 27th, 2002)

Group shows:
Castle of Travo, Italy (July 19th - August 4th, 2002)
Grillparzerhof, Kirchberg o.d. Donau, Austria (July 20th - August 4th, 2002)
Castle of Fontanellato, Italy (August, 2002)
Galerie Kandinsky, Vienna, Austria (October 24th - November 9th, 2002)
2001 solo exhibition
d{s}eduction dialogue, a cyberart installation by Carmin Karasic & Rolf van Gelder, Boston Cyberarts Festival 2001, New England School of Art and Design, Suffolk University, Boston, USA (April-May 2001)

Group shows:
Karmel Convent, Drachten, The Netherlands (January-February 2001)
Kulturhuset, Tändsticks-omradet, Jönköping, Sweden (May 2001)
Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood (LA), USA (May 2001)
Generali Insurance Company, Linz, Austria (June-August 2001)
Assessorato alla Cultura, Sabbiano, Italy (September 2001)
Municipal Gallery Burg Stolberg, Stolberg, Germany (October - November 2001)
2000 solo exhibition
Galeria Proposta, Espinho, Portugal (April-May 2000)

Group shows:
Galerie Riefel, Maria Enzersdorf a.G. (Vienna), Austria (March-April 2000)
Galerie Kandinsky, Vienna, Austria (April 2000)
Grillparzerhof, Kirchberg o.d. Donau, Austria (July 5th - July 20th, 2000)
Galerie Club der Begegnung, Kulturzentrum Ursulinenhof, Linz, Austria (July 11th - August 31st, 2000)
Art System Gallery, Toronto, Canada (September 27th - October 8th, 2000)
Galerie Kandinsky, Vienna, Austria (November 5th-30th, 2000)

d{s}eduction dialogue, a cyberart installation by Carmin Karasic & Rolf van Gelder shown at:
Artists Foundation @The Distillery, Boston, USA (June 3rd - July 8th, 2000)
Art System Gallery, Toronto, Canada (September 27th - October 8th, 2000)
Boston Cyberarts Festival Preview Party, Mass College of Art, Boston, USA (November 6th, 2000)
1998 solo exhibition
Glo’s, Capitol Hill, Seattle, USA
1997 solo exhibitions
Cyberlectual ‘Open your Cage and fly...’. SolArt Gallery, Seattle, USA
Solo show, Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Olympia, USA

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Private collections

works of Rolf van Gelder can be found in several private collections in The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Austria, Germany, Belgium and Portugal

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Museums

Rolf van Gelder’s work entitled ‘Virtual Quilt’ (collaboration with Carmin Karasic and Clara Wainwright) is part of the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, USA

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Artist Statement

My life as an artist has been a continuous struggle between logic and emotion (Apollo and Dionysus).

I've been brought up with computers and math: everything should be logical and have a pre-defined reaction on every action.

While creating my traditional, abstract paintings I try to switch off the logical part of my brain and let emotion rule. While creating new media art I give room to the logical part of my brain and try to use it in a creative way.

My art always has multiple layers. Some of them are hidden and have much deeper, and often darker, meanings. I want my audience to have something to explore, discover and experience while peeling off layer after layer. Some of the layers, most likely, never will be revealed but that's okay! Life is full of mysteries that will never be revealed…

For me creating art is a way of self-reflection, meditation, maybe even therapy, and a very personal way of communicating with other human beings. It's a way of 'saying things' that cannot be said via human language or any other regular communication tools. It's communication on a different level.

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