The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

Marianne, 2019
bronze, stone, ceramic
170 x 60 x 50 cm

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

The Floor is Lava, 2019
Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

Seven Adresses, 2019
Seven-channel video installation, 10'
The Floor is Lava, 2018, Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

In a Flickering Light, 2019
installation
The Floor is Lava, 2018, Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

In a Flickering Light, 2019
installation
The Floor is Lava, 2018, Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

In a Flickering Light, 2019
installation
The Floor is Lava, 2018, Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

In a Flickering Light, 2019 - detail
installation
The Floor is Lava, 2018, Marres, Maastricht, NL, installation view

In a Flickering Light, 2018
performance
MACBA, Barcelona, ES

In a Flickering Light, 2018
performance
MACBA, Barcelona, ES

In a Flickering Light, 2018
performance
MACBA, Barcelona, ES

In a Flickering Light, 2018
performance
MACBA, Barcelona, ES

In a Flickering Light, 2018
performance
MACBA, Barcelona, ES

Scene/Unseen, 2018
Kasteel D'Aspremont-Lynden, Oud-Rekem, Lanaken, BE, installation view

Scene/Unseen, 2018
Kasteel D'Aspremont-Lynden, Oud-Rekem, Lanaken, BE, installation view

Who are we again?, 2018
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Who are we again?, 2018
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Who are we again?, 2018
Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

The Waiting Room, 2017
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

The Waiting Room, 2017
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Judith, 2017
pine, textile, glazed ceramic, 125 x 45 x 70 cm
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Christine, 2017
wood, rvs, bronze, glazed ceramics, 170 x 55 x 50 cm
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Lukas, 2017
plaster, ceramics, mixed media, 130 x 58 x 62 cm
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

The Waiting Room, 2017
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

The Waiting Room, 2017
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Chris, 2017
concrete, ceramics and earphones, 175 x 40 x 60 cm
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

The Waiting Room, 2017
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

The Waiting Room, 2017
RijksakademieOPEN 2017, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Looking Back, 2016
two-channel video installation, 28'
LOOP Barcelona 2017, Barcelona, ES, installation view

Looking Back, 2016
two-channel video installation, 28'
LOOP Barcelona 2017, Barcelona, ES, installation view

Looking Back, 2016
two-channel video installation, 28'
LOOP Barcelona 2017, Barcelona, ES, installation view

Looking Back, 2016
two-channel video installation, 28'
RijksakademieOPEN 2016, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Looking Back, 2016
two-channel video installation, 28'
RijksakademieOPEN 2016, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Phi & Laurine, 2015 - video still
HD video, 38'

Phi & Laurine, 2015 - video still
HD video, 38'

Phi & Laurine, 2015
HD video, 38'
Art Rotterdam Projections 2015, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

Phi & Laurine, 2015
HD video, 38'
Art Rotterdam Projections 2015, Rotterdam, NL, installation view

A Family Portrait, 2014
performance
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

A Living Room, 2014 - detail
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

A Living Room, 2014 - detail
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

A Family Portrait, 2014
performance
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

A Living Room, 2014
installation
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

A Family Portrait, 2014
performance
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

A plane passing over, 2014, performance
Art Rotterdam 2014, Rotterdam, NL

A plane passing over, 2014, performance
Art Rotterdam 2014, Rotterdam, NL

Galeri Ansgar Lund, 2013, performance
ARCO 2013, Madrid, ES

Galeri Ansgar Lund, 2013, performance
ARCO 2013, Madrid, ES

The Shores of an Island I Only Skirted, 2012
two-channel video installation, 14'
tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

The Shores of an Island I Only Skirted, 2012
two-channel video installation, 14'
tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

A plane passing over, 2012, performance
NEW, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Galeri Ansgar Lund, 2010, performance
Art Amsterdam No Holds Barred 2010, Amsterdam, NL

Ebedi Dönuş, 2010
one channel video, 34'08''
Ebedi Dönuş, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

Ebedi Dönuş, 2010
one channel video, 34'08''
Ebedi Dönuş, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL, installation view

You'll never walk alone, 2009
three channel video, 13'09''
Today it's me, 2009, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL, installation view

You'll never walk alone - race 1, 2009
Lambda print on dibond
95 x 149 cm

March Fanfare march, roll Fanfare roll 1, 2009
Lambda print on dibond, 66 x 100 cm

biography

Discernible throughout the multi-disciplinary work of Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen is their fascination for the human condition: the behavior of people, the encoded structures in that behavior, the influence of time and place on the relationships between people. This interest becomes visible not only in their performances, but also in their video work, photography, installations and drawings. Theater has been an important factor in Breure & Van Hulzen’s work from the very start. In 2017 they began making sculptures – assemblages in the form of human figures, but also separate heads in ceramics. Observations of daily life tend to form the point of departure for Breure & Van Hulzen’s works. The basis for their first sculptures was the notion that people are, in essence, always playing a role. Such a role is accompanied by certain personality traits, a specific ‘mask’, an individual body language, and deliberately chosen attributes such as clothing. The sculptures are presented as representatives of certain ‘roles’. 

Sander Breure (1985, Leiderdorp, NL) & Witte van Hulzen (1984, Bolsward, NL) both live and work in Amsterdam. Breure graduated from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, and Van Hulzen obtained his degree from Artez in Arnhem. Their multidisciplinary practice is based on research on body language and its interpretation. Their work has been shown in solo and group presentations in the Netherlands and abroad, including exhibitions at Marres, Maastricht (2019, NL); the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2014, NL) and the Contour 7 Biennial for the Moving Image in Mechelen (2015, BE). They have been residents at Platform Garanti in Istanbul (2009, TR); Hangar in Barcelona (2010, ES); the Foundation of the Arts NYFA, in New York (2012, US), and at CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw (2015, PL). In 2016 and 2017 they participated in the residency program of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (NL). Their work has been awarded multiple prizes, including the René Coelho prize and the TENT Academy Award in 2009, the main award at the Seoul New Media Festival in 2016 and the Charlotte Köhlerprize in 2018. Breure & Van Hulzen have been nominated for the prestigious Prix de Rome and as part of that prize their work will be shown in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (NL), in October 2019.

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gallery exhibitions
September 8 - October 27, 2018
Solo
January 15 - February 25, 2017
Group
October 9 - November 14, 2015
Group
May 2 - June 22, 2013
Group
September 8 - October 13, 2012
Solo
April 14 - May 12, 2012
Group
March 3 - April 7, 2012
Group
April 17 - May 29, 2010
Solo
February 27 - April 3, 2010
Group