Ronnie van Hout

b. 1962

Ronnie van Hout was born in Christchurch in 1962. He attended the School of Fine Arts at Canterbury University between 1980 and 1982, where he majored in film. In 1999 in received a Masters of Fine Arts from RMIT University, Melbourne.

Since 1981 Ronnie has exhibited regularly in New Zealand and Australia, and his work has featured in solo and group shows in the USA, Netherlands, Austria and Germany. Ronnie works with a wide variety of media including sculpture, video, painting, photography, embroidery and sound recordings. The work is often autobiographical, containing many images and documents of the artist himself.

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay by Lance Pearce (2020)

Selected Exhibitions

Ghosting, Ivan Anthony, Auckland 


Quasi, City Gallery Wellington
Ghosting (solo), Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland

Learning How to Sculpt (solo) Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout (solo) Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne

Art Basel Hong Kong, w Darren Knight Gallery, booth 1C43

STAND UP, STATION, Melbourne, Australia
YOU!, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

The Dark Pool (solo), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
Punk on a Bed, a collaborative exhibition with Kalinda Vary, TCB, Melbourne, Australia

The Way Home (solo) ICAN, Sydney, Australia
To Love, and be Loved in Return (solo) Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Comin’ Down, Christchurch Art Gallery, Public sculpture commission, Christchurch

I’ve seen Things  (solo) Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt
Fallen Robot, Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt
The Leavings  (solo) Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011 The Other Mother (solo) Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland

Uncured (solo) Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Unnerved: The New Zealand Project, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia