Born in The Netherlands, Ard Doko has become a prolific artist within urban art. Taking the international street art scene by storm since the age of 19, self-taught artist Doko has shown alongside world-renown artists in community projects, galleries, and art fairs. His artworks have a unique aesthetic, unveiling societal chaos and beauty, crystalizing taboos in a sublime form.
As a young adult, the artist began exploring art both as a medium for exploration and expression of his surroundings, playing with that dichotomy, in and out. Going against the silence as a norm of his upbringing, he armed himself with spray paint, brushes, and markers to bring controversy into the light.
Showcasing his work around the world on walls and brick-and-mortar galleries, the artist is well known to support projects addressing mental health and LGBTQ+ through commissioned work and community projects, such as “Blue” in Illinois, USA.
Other commissions and exhibitions include POWWOW (Rotterdam, NL), Magic Garage (Los Angeles, USA), Lendnine Gallery (Graz, AT), GO Gallery (Amsterdam, NL) CIAO (USA), and Blooom Art Fair (Cologne, DE), and Museum de Fundatie (Zwolle, NL) among others. Ard Doko has shown alongside artists Shepard Fairey, The London Police, Max Zorn, and Joseph Klibanksy.