Nicolaas Jozef Harald Vlugt (Bergen (N-H) 1957) is a well known Dutch sculptor, and collagist who works and lives in Amsterdam where he has an impressive studio in a former distillery downtown. Immediately upon graduation from De Witte Lelie Amsterdam he got involved in alternative gallery Aorta in Amsterdam. He collaborated for several years with Aldert Mantje. As a duo they joined the prestigious gallery The Livingroom. From the eighties onward he also worked in New York where he exhibited at gallery Germans van Eck on West Broadway. Later he joined gallery Nikki Diana Marquardt in Paris. After his participation in the Biennale of Venice in 1989, Vlugt quickly gained an international reputation. He won many prizes and exhibited in well known museums and galleries all over the world. From 1996 to 2002 he worked with Rob Scholte on the Huis ten Bosch City project in Japan.Vlugt’s work is part of the collections of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and the Kröller-Müller Museum. Many large institutional collections have acquired works by Vlugt.