Dutch artist Albert van der Weide has been making drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs and other interdisciplinary projects since 1976. He has been writing for the newspaper Arnhem aan Zee since 2009. Van der Weide has worked as a tutor and member of the board for the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and was a guest lecturer in New York, China and Japan. He was Dean of the Minerva Academy, the Frank Mohr Institute and the Academy for Pop Culture in Groningen and for 12 years Director of the School of Fine Art at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.
His desire to create is deeply rooted in his mainly conceptual work. He works from concrete experience, which is clearly recognizable in his work. It is based on engagement and research. Albert finds inspiration all around him. As he says: The world is my studio. Van der Weide’s work has been widely exhibited – from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to venues in Indonesia, India and China. His work is held in leading museum collections, for example the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. Within Dutch borders, his work can be seen in the Textile Museum in Tilburg, the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Arnhem Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo.