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. In the performance, installation and video work, photography, drawing, and theatre of Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen, you can feel the artists’ fascination with the human condition: its interpretation and the encoded structures; the influence of time and place on relationships; behaviour and body language.

Breure and Van Hulzen have been awarded several prizes including the Charlotte Köhler Prize in 2018 and ‘Best Propose’ at the Seoul International NewMedia Festival in 2016. Their work nominated for the Prix de Rome was shown in the accompanying show at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Their work has also been shown in solo and group presentations in the Netherlands and abroad, they had a solo exhibition at Marres, Maastricht (2019) Contour 7 Biennial for the Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium (2015) and CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland. Their work is part of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam collection.


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Sander Breure, 1985, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
2016–17 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
2010 BA Music Composition, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague
Witte van Hulzen, 1984, Bolsward, The Netherlands
2016–17 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
2009 BA Fine Arts, ArteZ Arnhem

Selected Exhibitions

2023 After the guests have left.., tegenboschvanvreden gallery, Amsterdam (group)
2023 Art Antwerp, Antwerpen, (group)
2022 Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Machinery of Me, Arnhem (solo)
2022 Schurend Paradijs, Kade, Amersfoort (group)
2021 12 interventions for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (performance)
2021 Open Air, tegenboschvanvreden gallery, Amsterdam (solo)
2021 Mind - Body - Problem, A series of one minute video's, oa. Reykjavík International Film Festival (IS) (curated)
2021 Cluster Bubble - Spatial Thoughts On Traces of Human Presence, Omstand, Arnhem (group)
2020 Boijmans Drive-thru, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (group)
2020 Empathy. No man is an Island, Museum IJsselstein (group)
2020 Chapter 3HREE, Het Hem, Zaandam (group)
2019 Prix de Rome, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (group)
2019 The Floor is Lava, Marres, Maastricht (solo)
2019 The Spirit of the Gift, National Gallery Tirana, Albania (performance)
2019 Seven Adresses, BAK, Utrecht (solo)
2019 Managing accidents, incidents and claims, Art Brussels (solo)
2018 In a Flickering Light, MACBA, Barcelona (performance)
2018 Parts, bits and pieces, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (solo)
2018 Scene/Unseen, Oud-Rekem, Belgium (group)
2018 Home Sequence, exhibition in the private homes of Amsterdam-based artists (group)
2018 Nothing New, Salone del Mobile, Milan (group)
2018 Krakow Photomonth, Kraków, Poland (group)
2018 Who are we again? Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam (group)
2017 Recent Acquisitions, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (group)
2017 RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (group)
2017 Looking Back, LOOP Fair Barcelona (solo)
2017 Where do we go from here?, an exhibition project by six Amsterdam galleries, curated by Alessandro Vincentelli (group)
2016 You'll Never Walk Alone, Ksiegarnia/Wystawa, Kraków, Poland (solo)
2016 The Shores of an Island I Only Skirted, Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (solo)
2016 RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (group)
2016 How can we know the dancer from the dance?, Public Works, commission from municipality of Utrecht (solo)
2015 Contour 7 Biennial for the Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium (group)
2015 On Demand 3, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (group)
2015 Prisma, Art Rio, Rio de Janeiro (group)
2015 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (group)
2015 Soap! Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (group)
2015 Phi and Laurine, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA, screening)
2015 Phi and Laurine, Bâtard Festival, Brussels/Amsterdam (screening)
2014 A Family Portrait, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (performance)
2014 Prospects and Concepts, Mondriaan Fonds at Art Rotterdam (group)
2013 Galeri Ansgar Lund, Arco 2013, Madrid (solo)
2013 Drawing Exhibition at the Window at 125, Roger Smith Hotel, New York City (solo)
2013 Room with a view, International Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam (group)
2013 Identifying Europe, Twente Biënnale 2013, Rijksmuseum Enschede (group)
2013 Less is More, More or Less, TENT Rotterdam (group)
2013 Identity, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (group)
2013 The Shores of an Island… International Filmfestival Rotterdam (screening)
2013 The Shores of an Island… New Horizons Filmfestival, Wroclaw, Poland (screening)
2012 The Shores of an Island I Only Skirted, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (solo)
2012 Silence is golden, Issue Project Room, New York (performance)
2012 New, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (group)
2012 A plane passing over, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (performance)
2012 On Demand 2, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (group)
2011 Lost in Nollywood, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (curated event)
2011 From the unknown into the unkown, Lost & Found, De Waag, Amsterdam (performance)
2011 Foam pop in, Amsterdam (group)
2011 Ebedi Dönüş, private viewing, Hotel October House, Lagos/Nigeria (screening)
2011 Ebedi Dönüş, International Filmfestival Rotterdam (screening)
2010 Ebedi Dönüş, tegenboschvanvreden Amsterdam (solo)
2010 Galeri Ansgar Lund Art Amsterdam No Holds Barred (solo)
2010 Who wants to act now, or even see acting, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey (group)
2010 Ecce Homo, Arti & Amcitiae, Amsterdam (solo)
2010 A thin line, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (group)
2010 Stellen, Stadsschouwburg Arnhem (performance)
2010 On Demand, gallery tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (group)
2009 Open-studios, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center Istanbul, Turkey (group)
2009 Take me Home, Modern Museum of Art, Arnhem (group)
2009 Altijd Bewegen, Gemak, the Hague (group)
2009 De keuze van Jan Fabre, Indian Caps Gallery, Antwerp Belgium (group exhibition)

Residencies & Grants

continued support from oa. Mondriaan Fund and AFK
2021 Residency at art academy HKU, Utrecht
2018 Residency at Dordtyart, Dordrecht
2016-17 Residency at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
2015 Residency at CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
2012 Residency at New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA)
2010 Residency at Hangar, Barcelona, Spain
2009 Residency at Garanti Platform, Istanbul, Turkey

Prizes & Nominations

2019 Nominated Prix de Rome
2019 Winner Discovery Prize, Art Brussels
2018 Winner Charlotte Köhlerprijs
2017 Dutch Design Awards, nominated in category “Habitat”
2016 Winner Best Propose Award, New Media Festival Seoul
2015 Nominated, Andaz Art Donation
2015 Nominated, Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs
2011 Jury members Aanzetprijs
2009 Winner Tent Academy Awards, Rotterdam
2009 Winner René Coelho prize, Amsterdam
2009 Nominated, Media Art Friesland
2009 Nominated, Aanzetprijs


Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Servais Family Collection
Ekard Collection
De Nederlandsche Bank
Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs
Flatland foundation
private collections Belgium
private collections the Netherlands
private collection USA


2021 ONSBank, workshops for adolescents with debts
2021 Akademie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, workshop video BA Visual Arts
2020 Beaconhouse National University Lahore, guest teachers BA Visual Arts
2020 ArtEZ Arnhem, guest teachers BA Visual Art
2020 Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, guest teachers Ceramics
2019 HKU Utrecht, guest teachers BA Visual Art
2018 Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, guest teachers MA program and members of exam committee
2018 KABK Den Haag, guest teachers BA Sculpture
2016 ArtEZ Arnhem, guest teachers BA Creative Writing
2016 AKV / St Joost, guest teachers MA program Photography
2015 AKV / St Joost, guest teacher BA Visual Art
2014 ArtEZ Arnhem, guest teachers BA Visual Art
2010 Film- en televisieacademie Amsterdam, workshop MA students


2018 De Volkskrant, national newspaper, 21 June 2018, on Krakow Photomonth
2017 Review Mister Motley, online, november 2017
2016 Review Volkskrant, national newspaper, 14 October 2016
2016 Review NRC, national newspaper, 23 August 2016
2016 Interview Volkskrant, national newspaper, 7 July 2016
2016 Feature, Metropolis M No. 2 2016
2016 Review Szum Magazine, online
2014 national newspaper, May 9, de Volkskrant
2014 magazine De Groene Amsterdammer
2014 magazine Mistermotley (website)
2013 magazine Metropolis M (website)
2013 Artforum, February 2013
2012 magazine Metropolis M (website)
2012 national newspaper, Het Parool
2009 magazine Metropolis M (website)
2009 national newspaper, de Volkskrant
2009 national newspaper, het NRC Handelsblad
2009 national newspaper De Morgen “De keuze van Jan Fabre” Belgium
2009 Book, “Who’s next” published by Gallery Indian Caps, Belgium
2009 Book “Made in Arnhem” published by Modern museum of art, Arnhem

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