Renato Nicolodi was born in 1980, in Anderlecht, Belgium
He lives and works close to Brussels, Belgium.

The architectural work of Nicolodi is clearly monumental. The artist is inspired by classical architecture, which he uniquely processes. It is only when the viewer steps onto the work and inspects it from close range, that he can obtain a clearer understanding of the work, as if he is invited to take part in a visual and physical search within the architectonic forms he has created. Different vantage points and views reveal subtle games of light gradations with the constantly recurring subjective black space, that remains inaccessible for the viewer, coaxing one into reflection. Pure formalistic language is given an almost sacred priority.

Renato Nicolodi studied Audiovisual and Fine Arts at Sint-Lukas in Brussels, and is a laureate at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Gent. His work can be found in the SFMOMA, San Francisco; Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen; the collection of the province of Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium; the province of Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium; the city of Genk, Genk; The city of Lokeren, Lokeren; Ekard Collection, Wassenaar; Achmea collection, Zeist; Houthoff Buruma, Amsterdam; Cobra to Contemporary/The Brown Family Collection, and many other international private collections.



  • 2006 – 2007 Laureate at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Gent, BE
  • 2002 Erasmus exchange program, Accademia di belli Arti di Roma, Rome, IT
  • 1999 – 2003 Master degree in the Audiovisual and Fine Arts, Sint-Lukas, Brussels, BE

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2022 Clair/Obscur, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wijnegem, BE
  • 2019 Proximi Mei Meum Fundamentum, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wijnegem, BE
  • 2018 Ibant Obscuri, Axel Vervoordt Galery Hong Kong, HK
    terra incognita, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2016 OMNIUM MEMORIA II, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, BE
    World Without Us, scenography for theater, diferent places and dates
    Genius Loci, Ieper, BE
    EI Huis, Experimental Intermedia House Window Gallery, Gent, BE
    To Be Sung, scenography for opera, Flagey, Brussels, BE

  • 2015 Horror Vacui, with Filip Vervaet, Delft, NL
    Architect@work,Wenen, AU
    Architect@work, Kopenhagen, DK
    Monumentum, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, BE,
    Architect@work, London, UK
  • 2014 Architect@work, Stuttgart, D
    Omnium Memoria, Park ter Beuken, Lokeren, BE
    Architect@work, Rotterdam, NL
    Underneath, with Renie Spoelstra, Ron Mandos gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    “C” in art, with Cindy Wright, Maurus Moreelshuis, Mechelen, BE
    De leegte van de schaduw, Hasselt, BE
    Architect@work, Zürich, CH
    Umwelt II, Dommelhof, Neerpelt, BE
    Umwelt, CC Westrand, Dilbeek, BE
  • 2013 YIA, Paris
    Hortus conclusus sorror mea, sponsa, hortus conclusus fons sigantus, Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn, NL
  • 2012 Fragments of Melancholy, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, BE
    Madame Grès – Sculptural fashion, MOMU, Antwerp, BE
    Salon blanc VII, Oostende, BE
  • 2011 Libido Moriendi, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Bound by history, Martin Effert & Jean-Gabriel Périot, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2010 Bound by history, Martin Effert, Pictura, Dordrecht, NL
  • 2009 SECONDroom, Brussels, BE
    The solo project, Galerie Ron Mandos, Basel, CH
    architect @ work, Kortrijk, BE
    Observing Darkness, Galeria AT, Poznan, PL
  • 2008 Beelden in de stad #5, CIAP, Hasselt, BE
    Beyond Mass, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam NL
    Belvédère, inauguration of permanent work, Waterschei, Genk, BE
  • 2007 Doe stil voort, MuFDB Drogenbos, Brussels, BE
    Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
    Pass Through with R. Vermeersch, Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Gent, BE
  • 2005 Belgium’s Calling, Lineart, Gallery Annie Gentils, Gent, BE
    (IM)mobile with Panamarenko, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL
    Hommage, Gallery Annie Gentils, Antwerp, BE
    1000 euro, with Koen Moerenhout, STUK Leuven, Leuven, BE

Group Exhibitions

  • 2023 Net als Escher, Escher in Het Paleis, The Hague, NL
    Between Emptiness and Form: Exploring Emotion and Essence, Axel Vervoordt, HK
    Gist Triennial, Gist Beersel, BE
  • 2022 Inaugurational exhibition, Het Leienpaleis, Antwerp, BE
  • 2021 Arché, Architecture of Universe, Pavilion 0/3 at GAD Giudecca Art District, Venice, IT
    Colors, etc. Couleurs et sens dans le design, Tripostal, Lille, FR
    Correspondances, Musée Fenaille, Rodez, FR
    Han san, W.ONE Space, Shenzhen, CN
    Krasj, Ninove, BE
    Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, KR

  • 2020 Changez! Art Brussels in Amsterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
    Kleureyck – Van Eyck’s Colours in Design, Design Museum Gent, BE
    Menage à Deux, Het Stadsmus, Hasselt, BE
  • 2019 Genesis, L.A.C., Narbonne, FR
    Art Brussels with Galerie Ron Mandos & Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Brussels, BE
    De Gulf Between, cultuurhuis de Warande, Turnhout, BE
  • 2018 First Decade, 38cc, Delft NL
    Don’t Mention The War, Kunstenhuis, Harelbeke, Be
    Emines-18, Fort d’Eminees, FR
    Liquid City, Triënale Brugge 2018, BE
    Art Brussels. Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
    Het Gouden Paviljoen, cultuur huis de Warande, Turnhout, BE
    20 Years NICC, NICC, Antwerp, BE
  • 2017 Celibataire Divas. Hedendaagse kunst in Herkenrode Refuge, Herkenrode Refuge, Hasselt, BE
    Fear in a Handful of Dust, Mariondecannière, Antwerp, BE
    Bastion 10 Kunstenproject, Menen, BE
    EL Camino – The Way Between Two Points, Kadoc, Leuven, BE
  • 2016 El Camino – The Way Between Two Points, curated by Christa Vyvey, Lieu D’art Contemporain, Sigean, FR
    In Situ 2016 – Patrimoine et art contemporain, Abbaye de Gellone, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, FR
    Meninroad-Ypernstrasse, curated by Johan Tahon, Geluveld, BE
    El Camino – The Way Between Two Points -, curated by Christa Vyvey, Provinciaal Hof, Brugge, BE
    In Love with Beauty, Transfo Zwevegem, BE
    Dystotal, Ludwig Forum Museum, Aachen, DE
    Kunstpark Soestdijk 2016, Paleis Soestdijk, Baarn, NL
  • 2015 So Let’s Retread Memory Lane, Vila de Olmen, Wieze, BE
    Kunst@Rodekruis, Klooster Sancta Maria, Ronse, BE
    #inofoffice, Galerie De Mijlpaal, Heusden Zolder, BE
    A touch of Steel, RECIPROCITY Design Liège, BE
    #outofoffice, zeedijk 816, Knokke, BE
    A touch of Steel, Design Vlaanderen Galerie, Brussel, BE
    Vormidable – Hedendaagse Vlaamse Beeldhouwkunst, museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, NL
    PROPORTIO, Palazzo Fortuny, Venetië, IT
    R.I.P. – 200 jaar begrafeniscultuur in Vlaanderen, Caermersklooster, Gent, BE
    ART-Traces Across the Western front, Poelkapelle, BE
    Bunker Archeologie, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, BE
    No Walls, Fenix Loods, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2014 Grisaille, CC De Muse, Heusden-Zolder, BE
    Citadel’arte, citadel, Diest, BE
    The divided body, Predikherenkerk, Leuven, BE
    Private Shelter, Provinciedomein Raversyde, Oostende, BE
    A touch of Steel, Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, D
    Sans[]veria ‘breuklijn’, B-Mine, Beringen, BE
    (ge)tijden[loos], zeedijk 716 curated by Lut Maris, Knokke, BE
    Bloed, Landcommanderij Alden Biesen curated by Lut Maris, Bilzen, BE
    Anthropocosmos –vue déplacées, Maison de la culture de Namur curated by Adrien Grimmeau, Namur, BE
    A Touch of Steel, Klingenmuseum, Solingen, D
    Grote prijs Ernest Albert 2014  (Eervolle vermelding) Prijs voor Beeldhouwkunst van de stad Mechelen, De Garage, Mechelen, BE
    Surveying, Brussels, BE
    Midi et demi, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, CH
  • 2013 Beeldhouwerstekeningen uit de collectie Tahon, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, NL
    Wonen in Utopia, LUMC, Leiden, NL
    Pop-up Mijlpaal, Knokke, BE
    Pop-up Filiptackdesignoffice, Knokke, BE
    Pavillion 0, Venice Biennale, curated by Grzegorz Musial and Tomasz Wendland, Palazzo Dona, Campo San Polo, Venezia, IT
    Renato Nicolodi, Camiel van Breedam, Remco Roes, Eduardo Chilida, Galerie de Mijlpaal, Heusden Zolder, BE
    La joie de se perdre, curated by Els Wuyts, VIlla de Olmen and D’Apostrof, Wieze and Meigem, BE
    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, lokaal 01, Breda, NL
    Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Cruise Terminal Rotterdam, NL
    NWBLK fair, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2012 Strange Lands, Cindy Rucker Gallery,New York, NY
    Façade 2012, Middelburg, NL
    Kanal – ondernemen is een kunst, BE
    POP-UP artistic links, Museum of Elsene, Brussels, BE
    artMRKT San Francisco, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
    Total Area, Galeria AT, Poznan, PL
    Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
    Hermetic City, curated by Hans van der Ham, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
    Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Highlight Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • 2011 Tender Buttons, resto Overpoort, Gent, BE
    Jonge Vlaamse Meesters, Hermitage, Amsterdam, NL
    Le Siège de la Mémoire, Hopstreet, Brussels, BE
    Utopie//Vervreemding, Sint-Lukas galerie, Brussels, BE
    BYTS (Bosch Young Talent show), Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
    Kunstenfestival Watou 2011, ‘tussen taal en beeld – verzamelde verhalen #3’, Watou, BE
    VOLTA 7, Galerie Ron Mandos, Basel, CH
    TRA. Edge of Becoming, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
    Grafiek Ontrafeld, 25ste grafiekbiënnale Stad Sint-Niklaas, BE
  • 2010 The power of drawing, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerpen, BE
    Doe stil voort overzicht, FelixArtMuseum, Drogenbos, BE
    Camera Obscura, De Mijlpaal, Heusden-Zolder, BE
    Between the sacred and the profane, CIAP, Hasselt, BE
    Rappel M/N/O, Maaseik, Opoeteren & Neeroeteren, BE
    Internet charity auction, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE
    Art Amsterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, RAI, Amsterdam, NL
    Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
    Art in the city, Egmond Park, Brussels, BE
  • 2009 In-Finitum, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, IT
    Regenerated, de Warande, Turnhout, BE
    Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
  • 2008 ART-ITECTURE Maagdendalekapel, Oudenaarde, BE
    ACADEMIA “Qui es-tu? “, La Chapelle de l’Ecole Nationale
    Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FR
    Lustwarande ’08 – Wanderland, Park de Oude Warande, Tilburg, NL, Fundament Foundation vzw: Chris Driessen
    ARTchitectuur, MONUMENTAL vzw, Bornem, BE
    Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
  • 2007 Just a Four Letter Word, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Be
    Lineart (Fortis Young Ones Award) Flanders Expo, Gent, BE
    Art Forum, Galerie Ron Mandos, Berline, DE
    Kunst & Wunderkammern, Cultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist, BE
    Gasthoven 07 / ZOnevreemd, CC Het Gasthuis Aarschot, BE
    Silent Revolutions, Kruidtuin – Tweebronnen, Leuven, BE
    25:01 Paulo Post Futurum, Breda Museum, Breda, NL
    Full House, Huis van Winckel, Dedermonde, BE
    Open Studios, HISK, Gent, BE
    Plankton::Bar, Bains Connective, Vorst, BE
    Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Cruise Terminal, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2006 Fiac, Galerie Ron Mandos, Cour Carrée Louvre Paris, FR
    Déjeuner sur l’herbe, Vlaamse Ardennen (Brakel), BE
    Leere X Vision – ConneXions, Herforder Radewig,Herford, DE
    Che fare?, Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten (HISK), Antwerp, BE
    Art Brussels, Galerie Ron Mandos, Brussels, BE
    Holswege, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL
    Persévérance [Meetkunst], Sint-Laureins, BE
    Gala of the year 2006, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2005 Art Cologne, Gallery Annie Gentils, Köln, DE
    Artuatuca Kunsterfgoed Festival ‘Intra Muros’, Tongeren, BE
    Places I’ve been, Consortium, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2004 De vierkantswortel van het geheugen, Huis Van Winckel, Dendermonde, BE
    aMUSÉE-vous, Het Huis van Alijn & de Vlaamse Museumvereniging Gent, BE
  • 2003 La nouvelle saison est arrivée, Sint-Lukas gallery, Brussels, BE
    Vivier – 19 graduating artists exhibit, TURN & TAXIS, Brussels, BE
  • 2002 Redoux, Matrix Art Project, Brussels, BE
    Spervuur, STUK Leuven & Baljuwhuis, Galmaarden, BE