Education

2014-2018
Base for experiment, art &research (BEAR), ArtEZ Hoge school voor de kunsten, Arnhem.

Awards, nominations and stipends

2019
Stroomversneller, Gemeente Arnhem.
2018
Stuwwal kunstprijs, runner up, Het Instituut & Dirkzwager advocaten.
Hendrik Valk netwerkdag 2018, nominated.

Exhibitions, projects and recidencies.

Upcoming
Social Aspects #6, Derde Wal, Nijmegen.
De Belofte #14, Kunstliefde, Utrecht.
2019
The New Current, Cruise Terminal: Art Rotterdam Week, Rotterdam.
Wenteltrap, collaborative interdisciplinary project between Wentelteefjes and Mestlab, Arnhem.
Huntenkunst, SSP-hal, Ulft.
The joke is on me, Kadett., Amsterdam.
Dagvaarding, commissioned by Milieudefensie, Amsterdam/Den Haag.
Wijsgerig Festival Drift, VondelCS, Amsterdam.
2018
This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Ernstig geschikt! 2018 (best of graduates), Studio Omstand, Arnhem.
One act play (lovliest of graduates), Academie galerie, Utrecht.
With all due respect, ArtEZ BEAR Finals, Arnhem.
BBRONSS, Baptist, Arnhem.
Wentelteefjes, Bar.de.Groen, Arnhem.
2017
De Gang, Ministerie van onderwijsinspectie, Utrecht.
Summershow, ArtEZ, Arnhem.
2016
Real no fake, ArtEZ, Arnhem.
Amongst Others - Big show off, Het Instituut, Amsterdam.
Mancave, Maas Artist Residence, Nijmegen.
Wentelteefjes, Brigant, Arnhem.
3_4_all, ArtEZ, Arnhem.
Transmission, Project with Lado Darakhvelidze, Het vijfde seizoen, Den Dolder.
The good, the bad and the anonymous, Tutor exhibition Hester Oerlemans, Arnhem.
Summershow, ArtEZ, Arnhem.
2015
Bingo, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem.
Collective Chemistry, Tutor exhibition Alicia Framis, Framis Studio, Amsterdam.
Summershow, ArtEZ, Arnhem.

Founded institutions

2016
Wentelteefjes Arnhem
https://www.facebook.com/wentelteefjesarnhem/

Curated shows

2019
Wenteltrap, Collaboration between Mestlab and Wentelteefjes, B53, Arnhem.
2018
Wentelteefjes #04, Bar.de.Groen, Arnhem.
2017
Wentelteefjes #03, Bar.de.Groen, Arnhem.
Wentelteefjes #02, Brigant, Arnhem.
2016
Wentelteefjes #01, Brigant, Arnhem.

Publications, interviews and reviews

2018
This Art Fair 2018, online article on Mister Motley.
This is Romar, This Art Fair, online artist profile.
Talk human to me, What’s up, Pakhuis de Zwijger, live talkshow.
Schelden en zeuren mag, online article on Mister Motley.
With all due respect, ArtEZ BEAR Finals, Inge Pollet, online article on Mister Motley.
Romar de Bonte maakte een levensgrote ordner om de complexe wereld te ordenen, Gerda van de Glind, online article on VICE CREATORS.
Wentelteefjes #04, Chantal van Lieshout, online photodocumentation of the event.
2016
Een artisitieke mancave in Nijmegen, Jimmy Israel, Newspaper article.
Romar de Bonte, born in 1995, 't Harde.

Romar de Bonte is an Arnhem based artist. His work often starts by a desire to grasp the world in all its complexity. Or even better: his work starts with his inability to do so. What can you do when you conclude that you will never understand everything, or even anything? Romar’s work resides somewhere between theoretical research, pseudo-intellectualism, sculpture, installation and film. It shows an endless philosophical endeavour, but it is also a celebration of it.

+31 6 30474583
romardebonte@hotmail.nl
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