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Rob Scholte


Amsterdam, Holland, 1958. He lives and works in Bergen (Noord-Holland).


From 1977 to 1982 he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. His work consists of reproductions of images from the media and from art history. In 1999 Rob Scholte was commissioned to make a 1200 square meter large wall - and ceiling painting at the Huis ten Bosch in Nagasaki, Japan, where he worked with a large number of assistants on the work titled Après nous le déluge, about the constant repetition of war in history. The opening was supposed to take place on August 9 1995, on the date it was 50 years ago when the atom bomb fell on Nagasaki. The event had to be postponed because of a bomb attack on Scholte. This tragic event, in which Rob Scholte lost both his legs, did not prevent Scholte to continue his impressive art career. His work has been shown in Galerie Witteveen Amsterdam (2004, 2005, 2006), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2005), Groninger Museum (2002); Fries Museum (2000), Paleis Huis ten Bosch, Nagasaki (1995), Sprengel Museum, Hannover (1994), Grey Art Gallery, New York (1993), Museum Van Bommel-Van Dam, Venlo (1992), Kunsthaus Hamburg (1991), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1990), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (1989), Aperto, Venice (1988), Boijmans Van Beuningen (1988); Documenta, Kassel (1987), São Paulo Art Biennial (1985), Venice Biennale (1990). He is represented by many, diverse galleries. He presently has his own art gallery in Den Helder.

see also
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