Ralf Kokke graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp with a BFA in Painting in 2014. In his paintings, Kokke captures contemporary, fantasy-like creatures mixed with classical compositions and fragments of Western Culture. In this way, the artist creates an imaginative world of carefree moments for the viewer to immerse in.
Solo Exhibitions include Between A Rock And A Hard Place, Hans Alf Gallery, Denmark (2021); Art Rotterdam, Mondrian Fund, Concepts and Prospects, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2020).
Group Exhibitions include In Momentum, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); Richard Waar, Pictura, Dordrecht, Netherlands (2021); Last Days Of Summer, Eve Leibe Gallery, Milan, Italy (2021); Enter Art Fair, Hans Alf Gallery, Kobenhavn, Denmark (2021); CAVE CANEM, Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK (2021);WATCHLIST, Galerie Droste, Wuppertal, Germany (2020);OUTBREAK, curated by Wobby.Club, De Pont Museum, Tillburg, Netherlands (2020); Wunderwall, Plue-One Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (2020); Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium (2020); To Paint Is To Love Again, curated by Olivier Zahm, Nino Mier Gallery, West Hollywood, California (2020); Late Night Pasta, Naarden, Allard Wildenberg Projects, Naarden, Netherlands (2019) (duo show); Universes Show 2, curated by Sasha Bogojev, The Garage Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2019);My Biggest Small, Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp, Belgium (2019); Velvet Ropes, GIFC, Antwerp, Belgium (2019).
Highlights and Collections
In 2020 Ralk Kokke was awarded a Grant from the Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, Netherlands. In addition Kokke has received a number of residences including a Residency at Van Gogh-Huis, Zundert, Netherlands in 2020. Kokke’s works can be found in important private and public collections which include Dordrecht Museum collection and Van Gogh Huis collection.