ROEMER + ROEMER

Biography

1968 Torsten Römer born in Aachen / West Germany
1978 Nina Römer born as Nina Tangian in Moscow / Soviet Union

Both studied painting since 2003 at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf and became master pupils together under Prof. A.R. Penck

1998- Work together as an artist couple on their projects and artwork

1999 Joint founding of the international art project M°A°I°S

Live and work in Berlin / Germany

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017
Durchs Fenster in die Räuberhöhle, Siller Contemporary, Hamburg / Germany
Generalstreik, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld / Germany
¿Qué dices?, Espronceda, Barcelona / Spain

2016
TanzMeer, Schloß Mochental, Galerie Schrade, Ehingen / Germany
Party Sträflinge, Kunstverein Kunstkreis Hameln, Hameln / Germany
Ferienkommunismus, Galerie Kampl, Munich / Germany

2015
Wo ist eigentlich Gestern?, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

2014
Party-Löwe, Freight & Volume Gallery, New York / USA
Alles für Alle, Richard Haizmann Museum, Niebüll / Germany

2013
Sambódromo, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany
Face to Face
, Zhan Zhou International Center of Contemporary Art, Peking / China

2012
Retrobunt, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna / Austria
Meer der Freundschaft, Galerie Michael Schultz, Seoul / Korea

2011
Pride in Brighton, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany
Otaku, Galerie Supper, Karlsruhe / Germany
Meer der Versöhnung, Galerie Kampl, Munich / Germany
Reisende, Galerie von Braunbehrens Munich / Germany
50 Ansichten des Berges Fuji - vom Zug aus betrachtet, presentation of the monographie and the collector's edition (Prestel Verlag), Galerie schultz contemporary, Berlin / Germany

2010
O tu mir das nicht an, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock / Germany
Fighting for freedom, Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju / Korea
Die Flut, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany
Vor dem Auftritt, cas, Salzburg / Österreich

2009
Casablanca Cocacola, Kunsthalle Dresden / Germany
Second Life in Peking, Galerie Kampl, Munich / Germany
Terrorist No 1, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg / Germany
Based on a true story, Today Art Museum, Beijing / China
Based on a true story, Michael Schultz Gallery, Seoul / Korea

2008
Barfuss kommt ihr hier nicht rein, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

2007
Sense of Life, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul / Korea
1Woche = 1 Arbeit, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg / Germany

2006
Café–Bistro–Hauptstadt, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany

2003
Donde, Church Street Gallery of contemporary Art, Orlando, Florida / USA
Unendlich gerechte andauernde Freiheit, Goethe Institut, Moscow / Russia

2002
Grenzenlose Gerechtigkeit, Galerie Barakk, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Berlin / Germany
Infinite Justice, Gallery Arka, Vladivostok / Russia
Enduring freedom, Galerie Südost Zentrum, Berlin / Germany

2001
Electronic Cash (with Performance), Galerie PIN, Bielefeld / Germany
Shan Shui. Berg und Wasser, Gallery of the Group 10.000, Berlin and Kunstbunker, Bielefeld / Germany
Orbis Magnus. Das Unendliche und die Kugel, Galerie Pozzo Pozozza, Berlin / Germany

2000
Eight Days A Week 2000 : EUROCARD: TORSTEN AND NINA IN LIVERPOOL, Graphic House, in the context of Cologne in Liverpool, Liverpool / England

1999
Frei sind die Gedanken, Galerie Selma Kingir, Essen / Germany

 

Biennials

2015
56. Venice Biennale, National Pavilion of Mauritius, Venice / Italy

2011
Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-O ARK Underground, Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina

2005
Emergency Biennale in Chechenya – a suitcase from Paris to Grosny, Palais de Tokyo, Paris / France; Grosny / Chechenya

2005–2008
Further stops of the Emergency Biennale: Matrix Art Projects, Brussels / Belgium; Eurac-European Academy of Bolzano / Italy; Isola Art center, Milano / Italien; Neatliekama Biennale, Riga/ Latvia; Tallin Art Hall, Tallin / Estonia; Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver / Canada; Plataforma, San Pedro Museo de Arte, Puebla / Mexico; Istanbul Biennale / Turkey; World Social Forum & CCA Playspace Gallery, San Francisco / U.S.A.; Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok / Poland

2002
The good and the bad, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool / England
Big Torino, Torino Biennale, Turin / Italy

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

2019
Solo exhibition, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin / Germany (January)

2018
Sturmhöhen, Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising / Germany (September)
Stolen Images, Meinblau, Berlin / Germany
Eröffnung Kunsthalle Hense, Collection Hense, Gescher / Germany
Black Box, Kunsthalle der Sparkassenstiftung Lüneburg, Lueneburg / Germany
bitch MATERial, Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin / Germany

2017
Kuss. Von Rodin bis Bob Dylan, Bröhan Museum, Berlin / Germany
The Artist As Curator’s Art Vol. VII , Schau Fenster, Berlin / Germany
House of Tweets, Landesvertretung des Saarlandes, Berlin / Germany
Surf, Galerie Hartwich, Sellin (Rügen) / Germany
International Affairs, Projektraum Balken, Frankfurt a.M./ Germany
Under Construction, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Schau Fenster, Berlin / Germany
Wilhelm-Morgner-Preis Ausstellung, Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest / Germany
Painting is dead. Long Live Painting, CCA Andratx, Mallorca / Spain

2016
Nem as paredes confesso, Galeria Rua Miguel Bombarda 572, Porto / Portugal
Inglan Is A Bitch, Spor Klübü, Berlin / Germany
Artist to Artist - One work - 35 comments, Freehome Vadim Zakharov, Berlin / Germany
A new language, Root 1066 contemporary arts festival, Hastings / England
The Queen is dead, Codex Showroom, Berlin / Germany
Addicted to painting, Schultz Contemporary, Berlin / Germany
Some demonstrations, Manifestina, Zurich / Switzerland
Time Machine, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin / Germany
Erste Botschaft: frohe Botschaft, Botschaft, Uferhallen, Berlin / Germany
Alptraum, RAE space for contemporary art, Berlin / Germany
rien ne va plus, Kunsthalle Sparkassenstiftung, Lüneburg / Germany

2015
Navigare necesse est - Seefahrt tut Not , Schau Fenster, Berlin / Germany
You can feel it, Studiogalerie, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin / Germany
rien ne va plus, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin / Germany
Alptraum / Cauchemar / Nightmare, Montreal, Visual Voice Gallery, Belgo Building, Montreal / Canada
Black Bandits, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin / Germany
Hamster - Hipster - Handy. Im Bann des Mobiltelefons, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt a.M / Germany
Proud Collector, The Grand, Berlin / Germany
Tales from Darkness, Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panaji, Goa / India
Rob Pruitt´s Flea Market in Venice, A plus A gallery, Venice / Italy
AUA, Westwerk, Hamburg / Germany
Bring the Darling, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin / Germany
Alptraum, Salon de Lirio, Velim-Saclete, Goa / Republic of India
F.E.G.L., LYKK* zu Faserstein - In memoriam Peter Lang, Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin / Germany

2014
Wurzeln weit mehr Aufmerksamkeit widmen, Gallery of the HBKsaar, Saarbrücken / Germany
DNA Artists´ Residency exhibition, DNA gallery, Provincetown / USA
Black Market, Sinne gallery, Helsinki / Finland
Tell me nothing from the horse, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin
Black Market, Lehrter 17, Berlin / Germany
Alptraum, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, museum for modern and contemporary art, Maribor / Slovenia
Kik One, Kino International, Berlin / Germany

2013
auf den Punkt gekommen, Galerie Supper, Baden-Baden / Germany
Sein oder Nichtsein: Das zeitgenössische Portrait, munich modern, Munich / Germany
Pophits & Alptraum - Artspace RheinMain, Offenbach  / Germany
Bosporus Brake, BAP Galleri, Istanbul / Turkey
Neoexpressionism / Contemporary Art, Zhan Zhou International Center of Contemporary Art, Peking / China
Little bit of history deleting, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna / Austria
Russisches Berlin, im Rahmen des Festivals "Wihte Nights", Central Exhibition Hall, Perm / Russia
B Linien, Gallery NLB, Skopje / Macedonia

2012
PUNKT-SYSTEME - Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein / Germany
Megacool 4.0 - Jugend und Kunst, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna / Austria
International Lucas-Cranach-Prize 2011, Cranach-Stiftung, Lutherstadt Wittenberg / Germany
Hypothese zur Entstehung, Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Duesseldorf / Germany
Collective Video Bohai@Luminale Frankfurt, Akademie für interdisziplinäre Prozesse, Offenbach / Germany

2011
Salondergegenwart 2011, Hamburg / Germany
Transformationen, Galerie Kampl, Munich / Germany
Fragments of Indian Summer, Galerie schultz contemporary, Berlin / Gemany
International Lucas-Cranach-Prize 2011, Kronach / Germany
Monte Verità, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt a. M. / Germany
Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-O ARK Underground, Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Shadows of the Bright, Berlinartprojects - Showroom, Berlin / Germany

2010
Silly Gooses Live in The Dark, UF6 Projects, Berlin / Germany
inter-cool 3.0, HMKV - Hartware MedienKunstVerein, within the bounds of European Culture Capital Ruhr 2010, Dortmund / Germany

2009
Pieces of my puzzle, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock / Germany
Gemeinsam in Bewegung - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Deutschland und China, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan / China
Foxtrott Saxonia, Kunsthalle Dresden / Germany

2008
30 gegen 3 000 000. Skulptur und Malerei aus Berlin, Kulturforum Schloß Holte Stukenbrock, Schloß Holte Stukenbrock / Germany
Autumn Leaves, Kunsthalle Koidl, Berlin / Germany
Close-up, Por Amor À Arte Galeria, Porto / Portugal
Experiment after, Michael Schultz Gallery, Seoul / Korea
hirschwegeinundzwanzig, Kunstverein Coburg, Alte Darre, Coburg / Germany

2007
Galerie Kampl, Munich / Germany
Auf dem Weg ins Licht. Sammlung de Knecht, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock / Germany
Eroticism 21c, Art Sonje Centre, Seoul / Korea
Salzmond, Kunstraum Klosterkirche, Traunstein / Germany

2006
Figure and Space New Postions II, Vonderbank Artgalleries, Berlin / Germany
dick aufgetragen, Galerie Helmut Leger, Munich / Germany

2005
M°A°I°S VI - The free will, bunker underneath the ARENA, Berlin / Germany

2004
Everything is allright, Museum Bochum, Bochum / Germany
Der Mythos küsst den Alltag, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin / Germany
HA KYPOPT! Russische Kunst heute, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden / Germany
Women´s city, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art - ACCEA, Eriwan / Armenia
Paradise, International Forum of Art Initiatives, New Manege, Moscow / Russia
Not in the sky and not on the earth, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje / Macedonia
Adam & Eva Blind Date Installation, 1. Berliner Kunstsalon, ARENA, Berlin / Germany
Paradies im Bunker, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich / Germany

2003
Recession 2003 $99 show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York / U.S.A.
Taking Pictures, Berliner Kunstprojekt, Berlin / Germany
Reconaissance Art, International Forum of Art Initiatives, New Manege, Moscow / Russia
M°A°I°S V - Paradise, Bunker unter dem Alexanderplatz, Berlin
International Festival of new technologies in contemporary art - honoring St. Petersburg´ Tricentennial: 1703 - 2003, Saint Petersburg´s Center of Visual Arts, St. Petersburg / Russia
Blumen aus Niemandsland, Galerie im Abgeordnetenhaus, Berlin / Germany
Präsentation Paradiesprojekt, Goethe Institut, Prague / Czech Republic

2002
Global Fusion 2002, Kunstraum Palais Porcia, Vienna / Austria
Big Torino 2002 - Big Social game 2nd International Bienial of young Art - Biennale Internazionale Arte Giovanni, Turin / Italy
18 x 24, Goldberg-Institut, Berlin / Germany
Sex in the city, Galerie PIN, Bielefeld / Germany
Nacht#Berlin, Galerie DiDa, Galerientag, Graz / Austria
Il Sonno, Galerie Granma, Rome / Italy
International Congress for Performance and Visual Art, Gallery SOTODO, Schloß Bröllin, Fahrenwalde
Installation at the Karneval der Kulturen, Berlin / Germany
International Flag-Art-Festival, Seoul / Korea
Motherland/Fatherland, International Forum of Art Initiatives, New Manege, Moscow / Russia
M°A°I°S IV - The good and the bad, Liverpool Biennial, LBK building, Liverpool / England
(T)...error - International Congress for Performance and Visual Art, Paris / France

2001
Lust und lustig (with Performance), Galerie Sandmann, Berlin / Germany
Format, Gallery of the Group 10.000, Berlin / Germany
M°A°I°S II - The death, Bunker underneath Blochplatz, Gesundbrunnen, Berlin / Germany
Erleuchtung durch Kunst, Galerie Kunstgewinn, Cologne / Germany
Fragile, Galerie Seidel, Cologne / Germany

2000
International Congress for Performance and Visual Art, Centre of Contemporary Art, Sacramento / U.S.A.
M°A°I°S I, Hochbunker Köln, Cologne / Germany

1999
BUG, Galerie Parel, Amsterdam / Netherlands
Inculture, opera house, Cologne / Germany
International Congress for Performance and Visual Art, Berlin / Germany
Postmodern, Galerie Selma Kingir, Essen / Germany

1998
Neu bei Noack, Galerie Noack, Mönchengladbach / Germany

 

Grants and Awards

2017
Artists' Residency in Espronceda, Barcelona / Spain
Projectfunding „Under Construction“, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin / Germany
Finalists of the Wilhelm-Morgner-Grant 2017, Soest / Germany

2016
Artists' Residency in CCA Andratx, Mallorca / Spain

2014
DNA Summer Artists' Residency in Provincetown, Massachusetts / USA

2011
Special award Internationaler Lucas-Cranach-Preis 2011 of the city Kronach / Germany

1996
Travel grant, Kunstverein Duesseldorf (Torsten Roemer)

 

Curatorial projects

2017
Under Construction, funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Schau Fenster, Berlin
2011
Monte Verità, curated together with Deniz Alt, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main / Germany
2005
M°A°I°S VI - The free will, opening by Mikhail Gorbatchev, bunker underneath arena, Berlin / Germany
2004
HA KYPOPT / Russian Art today, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, curated together with Georgy Nikich, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
2003
M°A°I°S V - Paradise, bunker underneath Alexanderplatz, Berlin / Germany
2002
M°A°I°S IV - The good and the bad, Liverpool Biennial 2002, Liverpool / Great Britain
M°A°I°S III - Eins zu Eins, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin / Germany
2001
M°A°I°S II - The death, bunker underneath Blochplatz, Berlin / Germany
2000
M°A°I°S I, Hochbunker, Cologne / Germany

 

Collections (selection)

Collection Hugo & Carla Brown, den Haag / Netherlands
Collection Munoz Garcia, Madrid / Spain
Collection Hana Bank, Seoul / South-Korea
Collection de Knecht, Amsterdam / Netherlands
Collection Knuth, Munich / Germany
Collection Sacha Steiner, Monte Carlo / Monaco
Collection Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart / Germany
Collection Holle, Hamburg / Germany
Collection CCA Andratx, Mallorca / Spain
Collection Espronceda, Barcelona / Spain
Collection Sperling, Mainburg / Germany
Collection Lemberg, Erftstadt / Germany
Collection António Moutinho Cardoso, Porto / Portugal
Collection Minks, Berlin / Germany
Collection Winzer, Coburg/ Germany
Collection Grauert / Germany
Collection Hense, Gescher / Germany
Collection Roland Berger, Munich / Germany

 

Bibliography

bitchMATERial, group exhibition, Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin 2018. Published by Saralisa Volm, Britta Helbig
KUSS. Von Rodin bis Bob Dylan, exhibition in the Bröhan Museum, Berlin. Published by Anna Grosskopf, Tobias Hoffmann, Wienand Verlag, 2017
Wilhelm Morgner Prize Exhibition, Published by Förderverein Wilhelm Morgner e.V., Soest, 2017
56. Venice Biennale, National Pavilion of the Republic of Mauritius, published by the ministry of arts and culture of the Republic of Mauritius, 2016
Römer + Römer: Wo ist eigentlich gestern, published by Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, 2015
Black Bandits, published by Haus am Lützowplatz, Ernst Wasmuth Verlag Tübingen / Berlin, 2015
Römer + Römer: Sambódromo, published by Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, 2013
Infinity:Neo-expressionism/Contemporary Art
, published by Zhan Zhou Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2013
B Linien, Galerie NLB, Skopje, Macedonia, 2013
PUNKT-SYSTEME - Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, published by Kehrer Verlag, 2012
Megacool 4.0 - Jugend und Kunst, published by Künstlerhaus Wien, Birgit Richard, Kerber Verlag, 2012
Internationaler Lucas-Cranach-Preis 2011, published by Regionale Kunstförderung Kronach e.V., 2011
Römer + Römer: Pride in Brighton, publihed by Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, 2011
Römer + Römer: Reisende, published by Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, 2011
Transformationen, published by Galerie Kampl, Munich, 2011
Römer + Römer: Meer der Freundschaft, published by Prestel, Munich, London, New York, 2011
Römer + Römer: Fighting for freedom, published by Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea, 2010
Römer + Römer: Die Flut, published by Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, 2010
Römer + Römer: Second life in Peking, published by Galerie Kampl, München, 2009
Römer + Römer: Based on a true story, published by Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2009
Römer + Römer: Barfuss kommt Ihr hier nicht rein, published by Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, 2008
Close-up, published by Por Amor A Arte Galeria, Porto, 2008
Auf dem Weg ins Licht, published by Arie de Knecht / Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, 2007
Eroticism 21c, published by Artsonje Center, Seoul, 2007
Römer + Römer: Sense of life, published by Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, 2007
Römer + Römer: Café Bistro Hauptstadt, published by Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, 2006
HA KYPOPT! Russische Kunst Heute, published by Mathias Winzen und Georgy Nikitsch, Wienand Verlag, 2004
Paradise, published by Moscow committee for Culture & International Forum of Art initiatives, Moscow, 2004
1. Berliner Kunstsalon, published by Edmund Piper, 2004
Not in the sky & not on the earth, published by. Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, 2004
Reconnaissance Art, published by Moscow committee for Culture & International Forum of Art initiatives, Moscow, 2003
Blumen aus Niemandsland, published by the Präsident des Abgeordnetenhauses Berlin, Berlin, 2003
International festival of new technologies in contemporary art, published by Saint-Petersburg´s Center of Visual Arts, St. Petersburg, 2003
Motherland/Fatherland, published by Moscow committee for Culture & International Forum of Art initiatives, Moscow, 2002
Global Fusion 2002, published by Claudia Maria Luenig & Maggie McCormick, Vienna, 2002
International Flag-Art-Festival, published by. Department of Worldcup Cultural Affairs, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul, 2002
5. International Congress for Performance and Visual Artt, published by Gallery SOTODO und Schloß Bröllin, Berlin, 2000

 

Römer + Römer Publications

2017
Under Construction, published by Torsten and Nina Römer, 86 pages, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin
2005
M°A°I°S VI - The free will, published by Torsten und Nina Römer in the Hans Schiler Verlag, 96 pages, ISBN 3899300696 - ISBN-13 9783899300697
2004
M°A°I°S V - Paradise, Berlin Alexanderplatz, published by Torsten und Nina Römer, 276 pages, ISBN 3-00-013874-9
2003
M°A°I°S IV - The good and the bad, Liverpool Biennial, published by Torsten und Nina Römer, 76 pages, ISBN 3-00-011075-5
2001
M°A°I°S II - The Death, published by Torsten und Nina Römer, 104 pages

 

Films and Videos

2004
Das Paradiesprojekt, 70 min. Documentary movie, together with the director Lilia Schimpf
2003
Deutsch-Russische Knutschperformance, 10 min. Documentary movie
2002
Infinite Justice, 3 min. Documentary movie

 

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