Online viewing room featuring new paintings, video and sculpture. Physical viewing available by appointment.

Solo Exhibition

Hollis Taggart Contemporary, New York. Opening October 8th.


Closer than they appear

Yavuz Gallery, Sydney
Featuring artists: Abdul Abdullah, Dean Cross, Marina Cruz, André Hemer, Mella Jaarsma, Yeo Kaa, Danie Mellor, Alvin Ong, Ruben Pang, Fiona Pardington, Pinaree Sanpitak, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Rodel Tapaya

Images Cast by the Sun—a long-form review

‘Between Light and Memory: André Hemer’s Images Cast by the Sun’ by Sharmini Aphrodite can now be read at Contemporary HUM



Welcome to my brand new website developed by 360 Design Inc, NYC.

The Studios at MASS MoCA

Currently in residence at The Studios at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA. An end of residence open studio will take place on January 25th.

Taipei Dangdai 2020

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Exhibiting in Booth C01 alongside:
Debra Dawes, Guy Maestri, Julian Meagher, Caroline Rothwell


Three-person presentation with Knox Martin and Leah Guadagnoli presented by Hollis Taggart, New York. HT Contemporary | Booth C22. VIP and Press preview on December 3rd.


Publication Launch: Day Paintings & Images Cast by the Sun

Published by Painting Diary (Christchurch, New Zealand & Vienna, Austria) with support from Yavuz Gallery (Singapore & Sydney) and Gow Langsford Gallery (Auckland). 
First publication launch at Yavuz Gallery, Singapore on November 23rd, with a second New Zealand launch at the Auckland Art Fair in 2020.


Images Cast by the Sun

Yavuz Gallery, Singapore. Preview November 22nd, with an artist talk on November 23rd.


Sydney Contemporary 2019

Exhibiting in a group show presented by Yavuz Gallery (Singapore & Sydney)


Woven & Illuminated

A two-person exhibition alongside Sinta Tantra at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin.


Art Brussels 2019

Three-person presentation presented by Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (London & Berlin)


The Imagist & the Materialist

Published by Painting Diary (Vienna/Christchurch)

Designed by Studio Büttner, Berlin with text contributions by Will Gresson, Aude Launay, Sotiris Sotiriou, and André Hemer. 
ISBN: 978-0-473-45242-1.

Forthcoming launch events at Gow Langsford Gallery (Auckland) and COMA Gallery (Sydney)


The Imagist & the Materialist

Published by Painting Diary (Vienna/Christchurch)
Designed by Studio Büttner, Berlin with text contributions by Will Gresson, Aude Launay, Sotiris Sotiriou, and André Hemer
ISBN: 978-0-473-45242-1
Forthcoming launch events at Gow Langsford Gallery (Auckland) and COMA Gallery (Sydney)

Art021 Shanghai

Group presentations with Yavuz Galley, Singapore

New Paintings

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland


Hollis Taggart, New York, Curated by Paul Efstathiou. Featuring: Marcel Dzama, Brenda Goodman, William Buchina, Elizabeth Cooper, Corydon Cowansage, Hiroya Kurata, John Knuth, Matt Mignanelli, Matt Phillips, Esther Ruiz, Eric Shaw, and Devin Troy Strother. – hollistaggart.com

Sydney Contemporary

Group presentations with Yavuz Galley, Singapore & Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland –

Looking For U

Unit London, UK, Group show with: Ry David Bradley, Philip Colbert, Marc Gumpinger, Joshua Hagler, Michael Staniak, Tom Price and Konrad Wyrebek – theunitldn.com

The Cobra Effect

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

Volta Basel

Volta Basel (with Yavuz Gallery, Singapore), Basel

The Imagist and the Materialist (solo)

COMA Gallery, Sydney

Art Basel HK with Yavuz Gallery, Singapore

Material Fair with Neon Parc, Melbourne


Artist Reception: Saturday, January 6th, 6 to 8 pm
Art & Cake LA Review
Artnet: Must See LA
Galerie Magazine Article


International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYC

ISCP Open Studios

International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYC

Sydney Contemporary with Gow Langsford Gallery & Yavuz Gallery

IRL (solo)

Yavuz Gallery, Singapore

Watching Windows

(group show with Ry David Bradley, Catherine Clayton-Smith, Biljana Jancic, Celine Struger) Te Uru Contemporary, Auckland

Painting Re-Booted: Talk with André Hemer and Justin Paton

City Gallery Wellington

Small Paintings IRL

Bartley & Company, Wellington

Art Basel HK with Yavuz Gallery

Painting Regarding the Present (Publication)

Published by Naives and Visionaries, Berlin
Including: Cornelia Baltes, Ry David Bradley, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kate Groobey, Celia Hempton, David Ostrowski, Michael Pybus, Josh Reames, Travess Smalley, Kate Steciw, Guy Yanai and many more
Available now at: http://www.naivesandvisionaries.com/
Official launches at The Composing Rooms (Berlin) and Chalk Horse Gallery (Sydney)

A Material Direction (Editorial)

A new editiorial written by Jodie Dalgleish on The Contemporary Hum.

Deep Surfacing (Solo Exhibition)

Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles
Accompanied by a publication with a text by Domenico de Chirico
Link to press release
Link to article
Vernissage 6-8pm Saturday, November 5th. Artist talk at 5pm.

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship Exhibition

Sydney College of Arts Galleries, Sydney

Winner—The Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award 2016

Includes a 6-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, USA (2017)

Group presentation with Tristian Koenig Gallery

CODE Art Fair, Copenhagen

Image: André Hemer, Big Node #50. Acrylic, oil and pigment on canvas, 120 x 90cm. Courtesy Tristian Koenig Gallery


Palmer Art Projects, Sydney (presented by Tristian Koenig Gallery)
With: Samson Martin, Ry David Bradley, Andre Hemer, Benjamin Barretto, Jia Xin Nong

New Representation Part III

Gow Langsford Gallery (Auckland)

Art Basel HK

with Yavuz Gallery (Singapore)

Image: André Hemer, Big Node #30. Acrylic and pigment on canvas, 120 x 90cm. Courtesy Yavuz Gallery

Antipodean Inquiry

Yavuz Gallery, Singapore, Australia
Curated by Owen Craven
Featured artists: Andre Hemer, Anna Kristensen, Brook Andrew, Danie Mellor, Daniel Shipp, David Noonan, Euan Macleod, Joan Ross, Lindy Lee, Lucas Grogan, Penny Byrne, Steve Lopes, Tamara Dean

Pay for the Printer

(curated by Zhonghao Chen)
triple-major, Shanghai, China
Current and Forthcoming

Flatbed Plein Air

Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Asemic with James Alec Hardy & Hiroshi Tachibana

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London
Private View: 19 November, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Image: André Hemer, A Hot Mess #7 (2015). Acrylic and pigment on canvas, 183.5 x 137.5cm

Villa Lena Foundation, Tuscany, Italy

André Hemer – Paintings 2005-2015

Pataka Museum, New Zealand

Group Exhibition

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

A Hot Mess

Galerie Fatiha Selam, Paris, France


(with Darcey Bella Arnold & Ry David Bradley)
Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Moya Dyring Paris Studio

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

New gallery representation in New Zealand

I am now officially represented in New Zealand by Gow Langsford Gallery.
Future exhibitions include Sydney Contemporary 2015, and a solo exhibition in early 2016.
Gallery contact information is available through my contact page, or visit the gallery website here.


Group exhibition including Ryan McGinley, Scott Gardiner, Michael Staniak.
Palmer Art Projects, Sydney, Australia in associated with VS, NYC.

New Representation Part II

Bartley and Company Art, Wellington, New Zealand.

Art Central Hong Kong

with Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney, Booth E5.

Image: ‘Big Node #4’, 2015, Acrylic and pigment on canvas, 558 x 406mm

New Representation

Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Image: ‘New Representation’, 2015, Acrylic and pigment on canvas, 1835 x 1375mm

London Art Fair

with Beers Contemporary, London

Critical Intent

Critical Intentcurated by Gary Sangster and Fan Lin
Guangzhou Art Center, Guangzhou, China

100 Painters of Tomorrow: official launch exhibition

(including Ryan Mosley, Tomory Dodge, Tonje Moe, James Ryan, Dejan Dukic, Kate Groobey, Emma Tablot)
Private View: Thursday 27 November 2014
Beers Contemporary, London

Related press/links:

Television (curated by Matthys Gerber)

Preview: Thursday 6 November 2014
Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia

100 Painters of Tomorrow: official book launch

Launch event at Christies, Kings Street, London

Finalist- Grace Cossington Smith Art

Finalist- Grace Cossington Smith Art– Selected by Janet Laurence and Nicholas Tsoutas
Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney, Australia

100 Painters of Tomorrow

Cover Image: Andre Hemer ‘New Smart Object #64, 2013, acrylic and pigment, 350mm by 280mm. Private Collection, Australia.

I am excited to officially announce that I have been selected for the forthcoming Thames and Hudson publication ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’ to be release in late September 2014.

From the press release:

100 Painters of Tomorrow is the culmination of a major new project to find
the most exciting, up-and-coming painters at work today. This major
publication introduces and presents the work of a global cast of painters
selected by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent
names in contemporary art, and offers an intelligent snapshot of the best
new talent in painting from across the world.

100 Painters of Tomorrow features high-quality reproductions of each artist’s
work plus short exploratory texts by author Kurt Beers – often including
biographical detail and quotations from the artists themselves – that provide
a personal insight into their thinking and their creative practice. Complete
with resources including a global listing of further artists to watch, this is
the definitive book on the outstanding painters of the future.

The selection panel comprised the painter Cecily Brown, curators Tony
Godfrey, Yuko Hasegawa and Gregor Muir, Director of the ICA (who
has also written the Introduction), writer-critics Suzanne Hudson, Barry
Schwabsky and Philip Tinari, writer/editor Jacky Klein, collector Valeria
Napoleone and Kurt Beers.

Related exhibitions:
Beware Wet Paint (24 September – 16 November 2014), ICA, London
Beware Wet Paint (Part 2) 28 October 2014 – 28 February 2015 (Fondazione Sandretto Re
Rebaudengo, Turin. Italy)
100 Painters of Tomorrow, Beers Contemporary, 28 November 2014-17 January 2015.

Levels of Abstraction

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Utopian Days

Utopian Days (curated by Martin Schulze and Hailey Grenet)
Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

LATM (solo screening)

Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany

Stack Overflow

Bartley and Company Art, Wellington, New Zealand

Publication: in ‘Art and Internet’
Black Dog Publishing, August 2013
Paperback, 240 pages, 300 b/w and colour ills, 280 x 230 mm
ISBN 9781907317989

Sydney Contemporary 13 Art Fair

w/Bartley and Company Gallery
Carriage Works, Sydney, Australia

Parkin Drawing Prize Finalist Exhibition

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
Wellington, New Zealand

New Smart Objects

Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney, Australia
For more information follow this link

Andre Hemer NEW SMART OBJECTS -Installation View

Hot Wallpapers

Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

“Basically, you go to the root of memory, and it’s all about interaction with found documents – look at how you acquire language. You mirror the environment around you. That’s what sampling does – it’s a process of recall that changes memory as you recall it.”—DJ Spooky

The works created in Hot Wallpapers began with a downloaded set of wallpapers taken from a popular tablet device released in 2012 . Designed to be used as an official preloaded wallpaper set for a Google Nexus 7 Tablet, these default images have become widely shared and recognisable; an aesthetic shared as part of a collective memory.

For more information follow this link


‘Combining painting with a range of secondary outputs, André Hemer’s many-dimensioned installation for the Rolling Maul exhibition series plays with ideas of distance, deletion and dislocation. Hemer makes particular reference to Cass by Rita Angus, a well-known work from Christchurch Art Gallery’s collection, which was voted New Zealand’s Greatest Painting in a 2006 poll. Images of Cass abound throughout the real and virtual worlds, ranging from high-quality, ‘legitimate’ reproductions to cropped, blurred and otherwise corrupted versions. Sampling freely from conventional and new media sources, and adding his own interpretations to the mix, Hemer emphasises the sense of separation these endlessly multiplied facsimiles create, relating it to the physical inaccessibility of Cass itself, currently stored within the earthquake-closed Christchurch Art Gallery building.’

The Rolling Maul series is a Christchurch Art Gallery Outer Spaces project, supported by Creative New Zealand.