Berndnaut Smilde

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Berndnaut Smilde (Groningen, 1978) is a Dutch visual artist. He graduated in 2005 from the Hanze University in Groningen.

Smilde's best known works include the series "Conditioner"; sculptures that spread an antiseptic scent throughout several rooms,[1] and 'Unflattened', which shows an inverted rainbow.[2]

In 2012 he created a series of self-made clouds, of which 'Nimbus II, 2012', first performed in the Lady Chapel of Hoorn, was included in London's Saatchi Gallery.[3] Time Magazine called this technique one of the fifty best inventions of 2012.[4][5] He is represented by Ronchini Gallery, London.[6]


  1. ^ Image of one of the sculptures
  2. ^ "Unflattened" accompanied by images of the rainbow, '5uur' blog post.
  4. ^ Best Inventions of the Year 2012 - Indoor Clouds on
  5. ^ Artist creates clouds indoors. Named one of TIME magazine‘s ‘Best Inventions of the Year 2012' Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [1] San Francisco Arts Commission

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