Ron den Daas (1961 - ) is a Canadian artist who studied art in Canada before completing a degree in painting at the Accademia di Belli Arti in Rome, Italy in 1986. His practice includes painting, sculptural installation, new media, film and curating, Many of his exhibitions have been in non-traditional venues, partnering with an innovative mix of organizations including academic, cultural and scientific institutions.
- 1982 - 1986
- Academia di Belle Arti - Corso di Pittura, Rome, Italy
- 1979 - 1980
- York University - Visual Arts, Toronto, Canada
- mentored by Painter Judith Lodge, University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- summer 1977/79
- Banff Centre Visual Arts, Alberta, Canada
- summer 1978
- Emily Carr College of Fine Arts, Vancouver, Canada
Awards, Scholarships and Grants
- Pacific Salmon Foundation
- City of North Vancouver, Living City Grant
- Vancouver Foundation Grant for Wild New Territories
- Arts Office
- 2009/10 /11
- Pacific Salmon Foundation
- North Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs
- The City of North Vancouver
- Millennium fund U.K.
- Canadian external Affairs Grant
- European Federation of Artists
- Koerner Foundation
- Carl J. Dare Award
- B.C. cultural Fund Award
- Helen Pitt Award
- Vancouver District Award
- Banff Centre Scholarship
- Vancouver Foundation
Exhibitions; solo, group and projects
September 2016 ‘Wild New Territories’ exhibition text published by Blackdog Publishing, release, Linnean Society, Burlington House, London UK
October 2015 Mackay Creek Series, 60 panel paintings by Ron den Daas, forward by Brian Riddell, essay by Bill Jeffries, published by Blackdog Publishing release, release Vancouver BC Canada
June 2015 Coho Festival 2015 Mural and Banner Project, mural installation, Spirit Trail, Mosquito Estuary, North Vancouver BC.
August – October 2014 The Coho Festival 2014 Banner Project featuring 225 banners installed through Traditional Coast Salish Territory and three municapilties, The District of West Vancouver, The District of North Vancouver and The City of North Vancouver along Marine Drive and Main Street for Coho Festival 2014.
Autumn 2012 – 2013 Wild New Territories. Camley Street Natural Park and The Foundling Museum, London, UK. Sept. 18 – Oct. 31 2012, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Teck Gallery, and Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 16 – April 16 2013, and The Botanical Museum and Botanic Gardens Berlin, Germany, Sept. 13 – Nov. 19 2013, http://www.wildnewterritories.com/.
Spring 2012 The Mackay Creek Hatchery Community Art Project. In conjunction with North Shore Streamkeepers, Pacific Salmon Foundation, North Shore Arts Office, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Artists for Kids Trust and the City of North Vancouver, Ron authored and raised funds to create a public art community engagement project. For more information http://ecosystem.shawwebspace.ca
Spring 2011 SOS, group exhibition, 6 Auguststrasse, Berlin Germany, March 20th - March 26th
Winter2010 The Mackay Creek Series Project solo exhibition and film preview of Wild Chance, Dec. 1st - Jan. 26th 2011, Foyer Gallery, District Hall, North Van., BC. http://ecosystem.shawwebspace.ca/
Summer 2010 Dover UK. Cultural Olympiad with DAD (Dover Arts Development) film screening event in Dover's Grand Shaft - exhibiting 'Revisit' (co-production with Kathy Kenny) July 24th - 25th http://www.dadonline.eu/node/196
Autumn 2009 ‘Take Your Time’, curated by Bill Jeffries, Simon Fraser University
Gallery, Oct.31 – Dec.12,2009, exhibiting ‘Lifeguard’
' Loyal_Rooftops’ screening video works 2009 on a large outdoor screen, Kassel Germany. Exhibiting video works created collaboratively with kathy Kenny
Summer 2009 ‘Love London, Love The Planet’, curated show at the Barnes
Wetland, London UK. June 4th 2009 – April 2010, exhibiting ‘What’s it worth’ oil on gilded consumer waste.
Autumn 2008 ‘ Loyal_Rooftops’ screening video works 2008 on a large outdoor screen, Kassel Germany. Exhibiting ‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’
Summer 2008 ‘Product’ Festival of contemporary Art 2008, Varna, Bulgaria June 7th – 13th, exhibiting video works created collaboratively with kathy Kenny
‘Love London, Love the Planet’, curated show at the LondonZoo, UK. May 29th-Sept 5th, 2008, exhibiting ‘Food Chain’ oil on consumer waste ( plastics) installation in Lubetkin Heritage Penquin Pool. www.rondendaas.com to see installation and CBC interview
Spring 2008 ‘A Walk in the Woods’, March 28-May 3, 2008, CityScape, Community Art Space, North Vancouver, Canada, exhibiting 'Destruction Re-Growth’
Autumn 2007, TUFF, Toronto Urban Film Festival,(A4C), Sept 8 – 14 2007 Art for Commuters (A4C) . Exhibiting ‘Florence /Montreal’ (co-production Kathy Kenny and Ron den Daas 2006)
Summer 2007 ‘ Loyal_Rooftops’ ; Urban Peace Festival, screening video works may 15 to Sept. 24 2007 on a large outdoor screen, Kassel Germany. Exhibiting ‘Revisit’, ‘Florence/Montreal, and ‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’
Winter2007 Kaliningrad Museum of Native Nature and History, 'VIBRATIONS’, International video festival Kaliningrad, Russia.20 Tanners Hill, London, ‘ATTAINABLE UTOPIAS’ in conjunction with Goldsmith College.
Autumn 2006 ‘THE BIGGER PICTURE’ The Corner House Gallery / BBC, 2006 Exhibiting ‘Revisit’ on a large outdoor screen, center of Manchester, UK. Autumn 06
Spring 2006 ‘SALT OF WATER’ International multi-media festival Museum of the World Ocean, March 25 to 26, 2006, Kaliningrad, RussiaAutumn 2003
'INTERVENTION’ John Hansard Gallery, South Hampton University, Sept.-Nov. 2003. Intervention archive;
Ron’s works are held in public and private collections in North America and Europe.
He has created a number of permanent wall installations In Montreal,
Toronto, and Vancouver including a public wall installation at YorkUniversity.