Ad van den Boom starts his career as a creative in advertising. His work has been awarded with several prizes, but that’s not what drives him. He wants to improve the world. So he invents Mappa Mondo for the Dutch Red Cross for example.
In the mid-1990s, he is a teacher for several years at the HKU University of the arts in Utrecht. In all these years Van den Boom keeps on writing, painting and making sculptures. He regularly exhibits in the Netherlands and abroad at various galleries and his work was also shown on art fairs like the KunstRai.
After the disaster with the MH-17 he creates a commemorative booklet in cooperation with the Singer Museum in Laren and the municipality of Hilversum. End 2015 he starts with a series about the refugee issue. And at the end of 2017 he had an exhibition with a series on leadership for a better world in the Town Hall of Hilversum.
Van den Boom works in the Netherlands and in Switzerland.