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.

Selected Exhibitions
STAND UP, STATION, Melbourne, (Aus)
YOU!, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, (Aus)

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

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

2013 Comin’ Down, Christchurch Art Gallery, Public sculpture commission installed on the old Post Office Building, Tuam Street, Christchurch

I’ve seen Things, Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt
All Said All Done, KALIMANRAWLINS, Melbourne, (Aus)
Fallen Robot, public sculpture unveiled, Dowse Museum of Art, Lower Hutt
The Leavings, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, (Aus)

2011 The Other Mother, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland

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

Who goes there, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, NZ
Fallenness, Ocular Lab Inc. Melbourne, (Aus)

A Loss, Again, Te Papa Sculpture Terrace, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
R.U.R., Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, (Aus)
Bed/Sit, Artspace, Sydney, (Aus)

Sleep Less, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney & Silvershot, Melbourne, (Aus)
Jingle Bowels, Hamish mckay Gallery, Wellington

The Disappearance, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland
Now+Then=Nothing, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
Ersatz, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, (DE)