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Rudolf Romero

MA work


Blockhead (2017) is the result of a process described by artist Rudolf Romero as Social Cubism. In this collaborative work, Shaun Fraser and Rudolf Romero collected over a hundred photo's taken by visitors of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The images collected were from the copy of Michelangelo's David. These captures were digitally stitched together and rendered in order to produce the sculptural representation as can be seen in the 2017 RCA graduation show.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2017

  • After graduating from the Gymnasium in Arnhem Rudolf Romero (1984) studied Artificial Intelligence in Utrecht. Romero graduated in 2012 from Cum Laude from Artez Art Academy. Rudolf Romero is shortlisted for many national and international awards and is the winner of the Poortersprize (Arnhem), Olifant Prize for Sculpture (Nijmegen), winner of the Photostudium Prize (Cologne) and recipient of a Starstipend provided by the Mondrian Fund and Prins Bernhard Foundation Scholarship. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, 2012
  • Experience

  • Director, Bridge to the Future, documentary, 2003; Owner/founder AB film productions, Arnhem, 2004-2008; Director, Wals in A-minor, 2006; Director, Reve de Zarathusta, fiction short, 2010; Owner/founder Alkonost Pictures, Arnhem, 2013-present; Director, Live Free Fight Hard, documentary, 2014; Owner/founder Alkonost Development 2015-present
  • Exhibitions

  • Photostudium Award, Photokina, Cologne, 2010; City One Minutes , World Expo, Shanghai, City One Minutes 2010; Bildsprachen, Science Centre, Gelsenkirchen, Bildsprachen, 2010; Best of graduates, Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, 2012; Nieuwe Oogst, Gallery Bart, Nijmegen, 2012; Long list nominee group show, Aanzetprize, Enschede, 2013; Coming from Reality, Works Based on a Future Expedition, Solo exhibition, Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, 2013; Just Landed Cosmic Kids, Circa...Dit, Arnhem, 2013; Prospects and Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, 2014; I'm not doing anything until I feel the need, The Dutch Bank, Amsterdam, 2014; OCAT, Shanghai, 2014; Living Giving, Biennale Gelderland, Arnhem, 2016; New Material Award, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2016; Contemporary Phenomena, Inscience Festival, Nijmegen, 2017; Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2017
  • Awards

  • Winner Poortersprize, documentary ‘Bridge to the future’, Arnhem (NL), 2003; Official Selection Filmfestival Dordrecht short film ‘Wals in A-mineur’, Dordrecht (NL), 2006; Official Selection NPS ‘new arrivals’ short film ‘Wals in A-mineur’, Amsterdam (NL), 2006; Winner Photostudium Prize, Cologne (GE), 2010; Winner Olifant prize for sculpture, Nijmegen (NL), 2011; Official Selection ‘I’ve seen films’ festival,‘Can’t help falling in love', Milan (IT), 2011; Official selection Dutch Film Festival Online, 'Rêve de Zarathustra', Utrecht (NL), 2012; Shortlist Aanzetprize, Arnhem (NL), 2013; Official selection AVIFF Cannes, 'Rêve de Zarathustra', Cannes (FR), 2014; Nominated New Material Award 2016, Eindhoven (NL), 2016; Selected Biennale Venice VR College, 2017
  • Publications

  • Dirk Limburg, 'Caged fencepoles in the wind', article NRC Handelsblad, 2012; Steffi Weber, 'The artist of today: worker and manager in one', article NRC Handelsblad, 2013; Herman Havekate, 'Artists of Tomorrow’, article Turbantia, 2013; Mirjam Westen, 'Prospects and Concepts', publication, 2014; Joanneke Meesters, 'I will not do anything untill I feel the need',Joanneke Meesters, Publication, 2015; Marjolein de Groen, 'Full Swing', publication, 2015; David Kariuki, ‘Alkonost lets you crumple or rip things in VR’, Hypergridbusiness, 2016; Hanne Hagenaars, 'Living Giving' Hanne Hagenaars, publication Biennale Gelderland, 2016; Anouk Hagens ‘The future of making’, Anouk Hagens, article Textile View, 2017; Tereza Lišková, Material Times Magazine, 2017