Aldo van den Broek

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Aldo van den Broek began practicing painting in the city of Amsterdam, which began in his early twenties. He used to live in a 1000m2 squat, where he painted together with a group of artists that later formed the Biltzkrieg collectiveDue to this method of learning, Aldo is autodidactic in his work. When he was offered the chance to move to Berlin, Van den Broek decided to do so. In Berlin, he found focus and concentration that he hadn’t had before, so he was able to develop his very own style as an artist. Van den Broek is known for his huge, multi-layered, outspoken paintings and collages. History, underground, punk and romanticism, architecture and people meet in his works. He is fascinated by the urge of people to strive for safety and freedom simultaneously and the deconstruction that normally follows. In the organic process of Van den Broek, his paintings are constantly transforming. “The end result should show you that it wasn’t just some cardboard pasted together and then painted. The process has many layers and gradually gets his final form.” 

RESIDENCIES / TRAVELS
2015
Beautiful Distress Residency, New York (USA)

2014
Tbilisi, Georgia

2013
Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum (GER)
Belgrade, Serbia

PRIZES / NOMINATIONS
2015
Prix de Rome Visual Arts (nomination)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
FERNWEH, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

2015

G-BUILDING Diaries, Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam (NL)

2014
PALMIMPSEST TBILISI, Galerie Ron Mandos pop-up Berlin Art Week, Berlin (GER)
HET PROCES, Henriette Polak museum, Zuthphen (NL)
RE:USED, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

2013
PASSATO STRAPPATO, Klerkx, Milano, Italy
MADE IN BELGRADE, Frank Taal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Art Warehouse, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2012
MADE IN BERLIN, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Studio show, Berlin, Germany

2011
Facultat der Ideeen, Berlin, Germany

2008
Studio show, Amsterdam, Netherlands


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Kunstruimte Kuub, Utrecht (NL)
Berlin Art Week, Berlin (DE)
The Armory Show, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)
Mondriaan Huis, Amersfoort (NL)
Kunstruimte Kuub, Utrecht (NL)

2014
Cityscapes Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Harlan Levey projects, Brussels (BE)
Gorcums museum, Gorcum, Netherlands
Donau 83,  Berlin (DE)

2013
Ampelhaus, Oranienbaum, Germany
CODA museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Rijksmuseum, Enschede, Netherlands
Twente Biennale, Enschede, Netherlands

2012
SAFE, Aldo van den Broek and Steve Schepens, Studio show, Berlin, Germany 
Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
J.J. Heckenhauer, Brussels, Belgium

2011
Köningsstadt gallery, Berlin, Germany
BLTZKRG, Sucked Orange gallery, Berlin, Germany
Chiellerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BLTZKRG, Bedford, Utrecht, Netherlands 
Museumnacht, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
BLTZKRG, Serieuze zaken, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
BLTZKRG and others, Serieuze zaken, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010
BLTZKRG, De Schans, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
BLTZKRG, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stadsfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BLTZKRG, Connors, Rotterdam, Netherlands 

2009
BLTZKRG, Museumnacht, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
BLTZKRG, Studio show, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Veemvloer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BLTZKRG collective formed