Sebastiaan Bremer CV

Born 1970, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York 


1998, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 

1989-91, Vrije Academie, The Hague

Selected Solo Exhibitions

The Ideal Feminine/The Feminine Ideal? Winston Wachter Fine Art NY, NY, USA
Here Comes The Sun, Hales Gallery, London, UK

Sebastiaan Bremer: Ave Maria, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Sanctuary 21C, 21C Museum Hotel, Nashville, TN, USA
Sanctuary, The San Damiano Mission, New York, NY, USA

Recording Studio A, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Street Called Straight, Galarie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Σπήλαιο (Spilaio), Hales Gallery, London, UK

MOCA Bas-Relief (Mike-Papa-Bravo), MOCA Tucson, AZ, USA

Sebastiaan Bremer, The Dikeou Collection, Denver, CO, USA
Sebastiaan Bremer, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Who`s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Eyes, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Egmont Re-visited, Hales Gallery, London, UK

Sebastiaan Bremer-Nudes and Revolutions, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Invasoes Holandesas, Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Baruch In the Sky with Diamonds, mural at Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands

Small Wonders, Hales Gallery, London, UK
Panta Rei, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY, USA
Dream a Little Dream of Me, Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, Netherlands
Triptych, James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Mikrokosmos, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

Cold Turkey, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
Solo Project, Volta Halle, Hales Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

Sebastiaan Bremer, Roebling Hall, New York, NY, USA
Kraai, Hales Gallery, London, UK

Sub Neblina Use Luz Baixa, Rabobank Collectie, Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Netherlands
Sebastiaan Bremer, Galleria Galica, Milan, Italy

Seething, Lying and Other Works, Satellite, New York, NY, USA
Monkey, Air de Paris, Paris, France

Sebastiaan Bremer, Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway
Sebastiaan Bremer, 303 Gallery at White Box (curated by Mari Spirito), New York, NY, USA
Vanishing Point, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY, USA
You’ve Made Your Mother Cry, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

Janus, Schaper Sundberg Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Sebastiaan Bremer, Ybakatu Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil

Veronica, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
Sebastiaan Bremer, Hotel Lydmar (curated by Thomas Nordanstad), Stockholm, Sweden

Melanchromia, Ybakatu Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil

Sebastiaan Bremer, Galerie Reisel, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Selected Group Exhibitions

Zwanzig, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

The Transportation Business, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY, USA
BLUEPRINT, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, USA

ALTERED: Photography & Appropriation, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY, USA
BLUEPRINT, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands, travelled to MOCA Tuscon, AZ, USA

Wonderkamers, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
VITALIC, Omar Ba, Sebastiaan Bremer, Hew Locke, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Hales Gallery, London

Photography is Magic!, Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu Culture & Arts Centre, Daegu, South Korea

September, Rabo Art Collection, Utrecht, Netherlands
Ultrasonic VI: Appropriate, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA, USA
Intersection:Photography / Painting / Document,bMarlborough Gallery, NewYork, NY, USA
Outdoor Excursions, Burlington Fire House Gallery (curated by Gregory Volk), Burlington, VT, USA
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Process, Edwyn Houk Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Off Camera, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadephia, PA, USA
What the Thunder Said, Lu Magnus, New York, NY, USA

Dirty Messy Painting, Roos Art, Rosendale, NY, USA
Heads or Tails, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Pencil of Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Anti-Trend, Lu Magnus (curated by Amelia Abdullahsani, Sarvia Jasso and Kathy Garcia), New York, NY, USA
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, National Arts Club, New York, NY, USA
A Touch of Dutch, DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt, Germany
In a Paperweight, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Phantoms, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Kings County Biennial, Kid Yellin Gallery (curated by James Fuentes, Dustin Yellin and Char- lotte Kidd), Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
Works on Paper, Danese Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Rede ning Landscape, Stephane Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Contemporary Collage, Foster Gallery (curated by Jill Olm), University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI, USA
Obsession: Contemporary Art from the Lodeveans Collection, University of Leeds Art Gallery (curated by Layla Bloom), Leeds, UK
Re-Accession: For Sale by Owner, FLAG Art Foundation (curated by Philae Knight and Amanda Stack), New York, NY, USA
Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture, Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago, IL, USA
Deviate. Schroeder-Romero, Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
Human. Nature. Machine, Wonderland Art Space, Kopenhagen, Denmark
Contemporary Art and Portraiture, Cristin Tierney Fine Art Advisory Services, New York, NY, USA

New Works, Mia Sunberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
When It’s a Photograph, Bolsky Gallery (curated by Soo Kim), OTIS College of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Multiverse, Claremont Museum of Art (curated by Pilar Tompkins), Claremont, CA, USA
Tales of Flames, Projektraum 1 des Kunstraums Kreuzberg /Bethanian, Berlin, Germany
Exquisitude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, USA
Versions of Reality: Selections from the West Collection, NEXT (curated by Lee Stoet- zel), Chicago, IL, USA
Your Documents Please, MAC-Itami Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
Passed As Present, York Art Gallery, York, UK

In het woud - op zoek naar betekenis, Armando Museum, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Photoplus, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center (curated by Lilly Wei), San Antonio, TX, USA
Out of True, Byblos Gallery, Verona, Italy
The End Begins, Lodeveans (curated by Gil Hedley), London, UK
Unseen, Roebling Hall, Chelsea, New York, NY, USA
ICPNY Selections 2007, ICPNY (curated by James Siena), New York, NY, USA
The Photograph as Canvas, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (curated by Stephen Maine), Ridgefield, CT, USA
Summer 07 Exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, Inc., New York, NY, USA

I Walk the Lines, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
Out of True, Art Basel Miami (curated by Micaela Giovannotti and Joyce Korotkin), Miami, FL, USA
The Invisible Museum, (curated by Devon Dikeou), Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA

Stay Inside, Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Is One Thing Better Than Another?, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing, Tate Modern, London, UK
Sugar Hiccup, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, MOMA PS1 (curated by Bob Nickas), Long Island City, NY, USA
Drawn/Quartered, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Off the Wall: Works from the JP Morgan Chase Collection, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, USA
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA
Home Extension, Albany University Museum (curated by Gregory Volk and Sabine Russ), Albany, NY, USA

Obsession, Galleria Galica (curated by L. M. Barbero), Milan, Italy
Game Over, Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery, Munich, Germany
The Ballroom Show, Gimm Eis Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Some Panoramas, Pump House Gallery (curated by Paul Hedge), London, UK
The Photography Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum (permanent collection), London, UK
Ybakatu Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil
Far Away, So Close, Clare Weiss Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA
Group Show, Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
Water, Water, Rotunda Gallery (curated by Lily Wei), New York, NY, USA
The Armory Show, Roebling Hall stand, New York, NY, USA

Paris/Brooklyn, Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
Transformer II, Air de Paris, Paris (curated by Inez van Lamsweerde), Paris, France
Quase Desenho, Adriana Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Recent Works, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Art Chicago, Roebling Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCO, Roebling Hall, Madrid, Spain

Fast Fwd: Miami, Roebling Hall, Miami, FL, USA
Song Poems, Cohen, Leslie & Brown (curated by Steven Hull), NY, USA
Song Poems, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
Song Poems, Low Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

Figured Out, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Lightness, Marcello Marvelli Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA
Groupshow, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Aspects of Contemporary Landscape, Marcello Marvelli Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA
Meat Market Art Fair, Roebling Hall, New York, NY, USA
White, Nicolai Fine Arts (curated by Irina Popiashvili), NY, USA 3D, Zingmagazine, New York, NY, USA
Polar Bear In A Snow Storm, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, USA

Sebastiaan Bremer/Vince Szarek, Gallery Untitled, Dallas, TX, USA
The Stroke, Exit Art (curated by Shahzia Sikander), New York, NY, USA
Blueprint, Spark Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Anti World, Gallery Untitled (curated by Marcos Rosales), Dallas, TX, USA

Bank Holiday, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, USA
Imagination Dead Imagine, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY, USA

The Art Market, Gen Art, New York, NY, USA

Thicket on the Lamb, Thicket Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Protectors, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Collaborations and Commissions

Album art, "Volume 1", by BNQT

Album art, "Penumbra", By Sunlight
Edition for Lower East Side Printshop in collaboration with Master Printer Erik Hougen, New York, NY, USA

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, curated by Stacy Engman, collaboration with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Limited edition of 2 prints for 99 Publishers, Haarlem

Edition for Karen LaGatta Editions in collaboration with jeweler Moritz Glik
Little Silver Breakfast, Silverleaf on Yamato paper, Edition for Lower East Side Printshop in collaboration with Master Printer James Miller
Limited edition for Rabobank, the Netherlands
Modern interpretation of the Dutch Golden Age collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Edition for Lower East Side Printshop in collaboration with Master Printer Doug Bennett
Edition for VCU Printmaking Department in collaboration with Holly Morrison

"And to the Disciples that Remain", album cover, Amish Records Compilation

Callaghan campaign image, in collaboration with M/M Paris, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Set design for Homemade, chemeckilerner Dance Company, performed in Brazil, New York, and Houston, TX


Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, USA
Stipend Netherlands/America Foundation, New York, NY, USA

Basisbeurs S.F.B.K, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Basisbeurs S.F.B.K, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Werkbeurs S.F.B.K, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Het Vijfde Seizoen residency, Den Dolder, Netherlands

Lower East Side Printshop residency, Ney York, NY, USA

ART OMI, New York, NY, USA

Projects & Professorships

Curator (with SO – IL), “Blueprint,” Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands

Guest Editor, cent magazine, The Cornucopia Issue

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Art & Art History, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA

Visiting Professor, with James Siena, Cooper Union, New York, NY, USA
Visiting Professor, with James Siena, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA

Curator, Summer Exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY, USA

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

“The Bricklayer’s Son.” Collaboration with Tjebbo Penning. Chambers Street Films

Collaboration with M&M, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Callaghan campaign, Vogue US, Vogue Italia, and Vogue France, March Issues
Curator, Volume drawing magazine, Issue 0

Curator, 36-page 3-D insert, Zingmagazine, October/January Issue

Curator (with PieterWoudt), “Blueprint,” New York, NY, USA

Curator, “ALBUM,” Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Netherlands, and New York, NY, USA


To Joy, with essays by Charlotte Cotton and Gregory Volk. Published by Frame Publishers: distributed by Thames and Hudson

Avila, with essays by Sabine Russ and Jordan Kantor. Roebling Hall and 99 Publishers

Monkey Brain, with essays by Oliver Koerner von Gustorf and Gregory Volk. Galerie Barbara Thumm

Catalogues & Publications

Van Lamsweerde, Inez, & Vinoodh Matadin. Pretty Much Everything. Köln:Taschen

Engman, Stacy: Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project. New York: KLÜP Foundation

Van Lamsweerde, Inez, & Vinoodh Matadin. Pretty Much Everything 1985-2010. Amsterdam: Foam Fotographie Museum, Amsterdam, 2010

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonne, Christian Rattemeyer, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, p. 98
Unlocked 2, Rabobank Collection

Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture, 40 Front Press, with essays by Doug Fogelson and Chris- topher Bucklow
When it’s a photograph, Exhibiton catalogue, OTIS college of art, LA; with essays by Charlotte Cotton and Soo Kim

Artists, Schmidt, Jason, Published by: Edition 7L
In Het Woud- Op Zoek Naar Betekenis, Armando Museum Reeks No. 4
Een impressive van schoonheid, de kunstcollectie van Rabobank Midden ljsselmonde
The Art of Buying Art: An Insiders Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art, Paige West
Revisionaries: A Decade of Art in Tokion, Published by Abrams Image

Out of True, published by Byblos

Home Extension, University Art Museum, University at Albany Press, essay by Sabine Russ

Quase Desenho, catalogue essay, Fernando Oliva

Song Poems, Steven Hull curator

Selected Articles & Features

Dalamangas, Rachel Cole.“Interview: Great Shows Don’t Depend on Big Budgets (But the Cost of Being an Artist is Still a Bitch),” Zingmagazine, April 

Schmerler, Sarah. “Sebastiaan Bremer,” Photograph Magazine. 28 September
"Portfolio," Zingmagazine #23. August
“Alpmagi från barndomen,” Fotogra sk Tidskrift #2

“Sebastiaan Bremer’s ode to the family holiday,” Phaidon. 11 December
Weeks, Jonny. “Red wine and doughnuts at the Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea,” The Guardian Photography Blog. 29 October
“A Multicolor Celebration of the Sublime.” Artlog. 11 October
“Photography Now: Sebastiaan Bremer,” IMA volume 1. Autumn
Maxwell, Clayton. “Sebastiaan Bremer : Egmont,” Eyemazing, Summer
Ravelin Magazine issue 1, September
Harper’s, July

Snider, Heather. “Sebastiaan Bremer : Nudes and Revolutions,” Eyemazing. Summer
Einspruch, Franklin, “Nudes and Revolutions: Through a Glass Darkly,” The New York Sun, March
Hee, Yoo Joo, “The Happiest Moment,” Elle Girl Korea, February

Simons, Riki. “Top 100 van Nederlandse Kunstenaars,” Elsevier issue 17. 1 May  
Silva, Horacio.“Magic Show,” The New York Times. Sunday, 14 November
Dentz, Shoshana. “Sebastiaan Bremer,” BOMB no. 112, Summer
“Sebastiaan Bremer,” Sajinyesul Photographic Art Magazine no. 258. October
Aviv, Rachel. “Which Way Madness Lies,” Harper’s. December
“Sebastiaan Bremer,” L’Of ciel Hommes Italia. Winter
“Sweet Dots from Sebastiaan Bremer,” Vision Magazine

Aletti, Vince.“Sebastiaan Bremer,” The New Yorker. October 19
“January 11,” Visionaire no. 57. December
Latocha, Kris. “Sebastiaan Bremer,” Dazed & Confused volume 2 issue 78. October
“Parsing Spirituality,”The NewYorker.February 9 & 16
Paterson, Carrie.“Multiverse at Claremont Museum of Art,” Artillery Magazine issue 3. Jan./ Feb.

Muller, Katrin. “Luftspiegelungen,” Tip Berlin issue 59
Creative Face. May
Thomsen, Henrike. “Valerie Favre und Sebastiaan Bremer in der Galerie Barbara Thumm,” Artnet. May
Niederlandeweb. May

Someone’s Garden issue 2
McAuliffe, Kathleen. “Medical Mysteries: Secrets of Sleep,” Discover. Summer
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Beyond Airbrushing,” The New York Times. 1 April

Art in America. October
McAdams, Shane. “Artseen: Sebastiaan Bremer,” The Brooklyn Rail. April
Maine, Stephen. “The Photograph as Canvas,” Art on Paper. September/October
The New Yorker, March

Zingmagazine, Winter
Spaninks, Angelique. Kunstbeeld – Cahier #5, De Rabo Kunstcollectie,
“H x B x D,” Volkskrant. March 4

Basha, Regine. “Soft Shock,” Art Lies issue 43
Cripps, Charlotte. “Work at the cutting edge,” The Independent Review. December 2
La Rocco, Ben. “Artseen: Sebastiaan Bremer at Satellite,” The Brooklyn Rail. April
“Work in Progress,” V Magazine issue 31. Fall
Harper’s, February
Volk, Gregory. “Big Brash Borough,” Art in America no. 8, September
IN Magazine, 5, April

Lliedo, Elena, and Ed Osborn. Neue Review.
Daniels, Corinna. “Zeichningen auf Fotos von Sebastiaan Bremer,” Die Welt. December 5
“Portfolio Juvenile,” Rebel no. 6. Fall/Winter
Die Tageszeituing. November 26
u_Spot issue 0
Hedge, Paul.“The Big Draw,” Art Review. May
Visionaire no. 41: World, Visionaire Publishing

“Intimate Rituals,” Oyster no. 39. April/May
Greene, Robert. “Light Opera,” Artforum. April
Charley 02

BlackBook. Winter
“Copa Cabana,” Rebel no. 2. Fall/Winter
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review:‘ Veronica,’” The New York Times. November 23
Cyphers Wright, Jeffrey. “Painted Pictures,” Art &Auction, November
Esquire Japan. November
“Kiera Chaplin – Callaghan Campaign with Sebastiaan Bremer,” Foam Magazine. Fall
Planet Magazine. Fall
Van Lamsweerde, Inez. “Top Ten,” Artforum, April

Frölke, Viktor. “Wie is wie: De Nederlandse kunsten in New York,” PS van den week. 17 April
Prose, Francine.“The Gallery: The Artist As Curator,” The Wall Street Journal. 20 May

“Sebastiaan Bremer,” The New York Times Magazine. April


Victoria and Albert Museum, London
MOMA, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Zabludowicz Trust, London
Rabobank Collection, Netherlands
Lovedeans Contemporary LLP, London
Berger Collection, Zurich
New York Public Library
Dikeou Collection, Denver