October 31, 2023

ArtForum review

“While Hemer’s works are evocative of history painting in their import and ambition, this does not impede their conceptual ingenuity and inventive transporting formalism. Because the artist’s compositions are often telescopic, Hemer encourages us to look beyond the confines of the frame—out onto the world, into the stratosphere, and back at ourselves. The beauty of his art is a testament to both our most humbling moments and our greatest achievements”
— Darren Jones
ArtForum Issue October 2023

Full review link


May 4, 2023

10 Must-See Shows during New York Art Week 2023

Exploring the intersections of digital media and painting, Vienna-based artist André Hemer creates dreamy, atmospheric compositions that resemble portals to the sky. Hemer uses scanners and digital photography to capture objects such as flowers en plein air against blue and pink skies, archiving changes in light. For “Troposphere,” he then combined these images, which were taken all over the world, and printed them onto canvases. Hemer used these layered images as the backgrounds of his paintings.

The flat, digital quality of the sky and floral backdrop contrasts with the thickly applied paint and expressive brushwork, pulling the eye across the surface. This sense of movement is heightened by the subtle blurring effect created through the process of scanning. With florals, iridescent skies that resemble rich silk, and tondo canvases reminiscent of ceiling frescoes, Hemer’s work appears simultaneously contemporary, Renaissance, and Rococo. It’s hard not to imagine the foot of a Jean-Honoré Fragonard figure swinging into Hemer’s ethereal compositions.
— Annabel Keenan

May 11 — June 23, 2023

Troposphere (solo), Hollis Taggart Contemporary, New York

Troposphere (solo), Hollis Taggart Contemporary, New York
Hollis Taggart is pleased to present Troposphere, the Vienna-based artist André Hemer’s second solo show with the gallery. Continuing his ongoing engagement with nature, the nine new canvases and new video work in the exhibition reflect the artist’s deep study of the sky as well as his fascination with documenting light. New to this body of work is Hemer’s experimentation with oval-shaped canvases, which, combined with his masterful fusion of digital media and painting, create a stunning portal-like effect of bursting open his iridescent compositions of glowing sunset colors to the viewer. Troposphere will be on view on the second floor of Hollis Taggart from May 11 through June 24, 2023, with an opening reception on Thursday, May 11, from 5-8PM.

May 6 — August 20, 2023

Absence (curated by Felicity Milburn), Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, NZ

Absence (curated by Felicity Milburn), Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, NZ
In art, absence implies loss, exclusion, transformation and more – it’s the unspoken subject in some of the Gallery’s most intriguing works. This selection from the collection presents well-known paintings by renowned Aotearoa New Zealand artists such as Rita Angus, Ralph Hotere, Colin McCahon and Petrus van der Velden alongside an array of more recent works by Claudia Kogachi, Dane Mitchell, Kazu Nakagawa and Conor Clarke. Ranging across a wide spectrum that includes the mournful and the mischievous, the monumental and the hardly-there-at-all, Absence invites viewers to fill in the gaps.

July 8 — August 13, 2023

Where the Wild Roses Grow, Schloss Görne, Germany

Where the Wild Roses Grow, Schloss Görne, Germany
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery is proud to present Where The Wild Roses Grow, their third summer exhibition at Schloss Görne, Germany. Each year, the gallery invites established and emerging artists from within and beyond their roster to exhibit their works within the dramatic setting of an 18th-century castle and amid the sprawling gardens.


March 23 —March 25, 2023

Art Basel Hong Kong

Group presentation with Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney)

January 12 — January 15, 2023

Art SG, Singapore

Group presentation (Yavuz Gallery), Art SG, Singapore, SG
Yavuz Gallery is pleased to participate in the inaugural edition of ART SG. The gallery’s booth will feature new and critical works by leading artists from the gallery’s programme including:
Abdul Abdullah, Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan, Choy Ka Fai, Ayka Go, Kawayan de Guia, André Hemer, Mehwish Iqbal, Guido Maestri, Alvin Ong, Nicholas Ong, Patricia Piccinini, Tom Polo, Pinaree, Sanpitak, Jason Wee, Mark Whalen, Grace Wright

November 2 – December 3, 2022

Hyper-Abandonment (solo), Gow Langsford Gallery, NZ

September 17 — October 29, 2022

‘Phenomena’, solo exhibition at LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is very pleased to announce ANDRÉ HEMER: Phenomena, an exhibition of paintings, photographs, and video on view in Gallery 2 from September 17 through October 29, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 17, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.


November 10 — November 13, 2022

Westbund Art Fair, Shanghai, China

Group presentation with Yavuz Gallery, Westbund Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Yavuz Gallery is pleased to return to West Bund Art & Design with a key selection of Asia-Pacific artists from the gallery’s programme. Featuring: Abdul Abdullah, Ayka Go, André Hemer, Yeo Kaa, Guido Maestri, Alvin Ong, Nicholas Ong, Tom Polo, Mark Whalen, and Grace Wright.

July 2 — July 30, 2022

Serotonin!, Futures Gallery, Melbourne

Serotonin!, Futures Gallery, Melbourne, AU
FUTURES is excited to present Serotonin!, a high-voltage group exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, photography and installation by Australian and American artists.
/with: Anita Cummins, Renee Cosgrave, Eric Demetriou, Ethan Greenbaum, Matthew Harris, André Hemer, Claire Lambe, Nick Mullaly, Jake Preval, Kiki Smith, Darren Sylvester

February 17 - February 20, 2022

Scenes from an Infinite Sky (solo), Melbourne Art Fair w/ Yavuz Gallery

Scenes from an Infinite Sky (solo), Melbourne Art Fair w/ Yavuz Gallery


September 10 — September 25, 2021

NFTism (curated by Kenny Schachter), Institut, London

NFTism (curated by Kenny Schachter), Institut, London
Institut, the first art world-led platform for NFTs, is proud to present NFTism: No Fear in Trying – curated by Kenny Schachter – physically at Unit London and virtually via Arium from 10- 25 September, 2021. The exhibition brings together 100 artists including XCOPY, Rewind Collective, Marco Brambilla, Krista Kim, Olive Allen, Vhils and IX Shells.

July 22—August 18, 2021

< soft glow > (with Anne Vieux), Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

< soft glow > (with Anne Vieux), Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London
Private View: Wednesday 21st of July 6:30 – 9pm, London (London Bridge)
Thick gestures of paint in seductive shades of pink and red call to mind the shimmering petals of flowers blooming while on other canvases, abstract lines and forms writhe in mesmerising psychedelic patterns. Through their distinct artistic practices, André Hemer and Anne Vieux are both interested in exploring processes of rematerialisation whereby physical materials are translated into digital forms and then back into three-dimensional objects. , their joint exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery, presents a captivating series of new works that make reference to the digital sublime, in which beauty arises through a sense of uncanny or imperfection. Harnessing technological tools alongside physical gestures and the ethereal qualities of light, both artists create a sense of suspended movement that beguiles the viewer’s perception while drawing attention to the layered materiality of each image.


August 15 — September 12, 2021

Look Again, Hollis Taggart, Southport, CT

Look Again: A Survey of Contemporary Painting, Hollis Taggart, Southport, CT
Look Again includes gallery artists William Buchina, Leah Guadagnoli, André Hemer, Kenichi Hoshine, Dana James, John Knuth, and Bill Scott, as well as Elizabeth Cooper, Bethany Czarnecki, Hiroya Kurata, Suchitra Mattai, Matt Phillips, and Devin Troy Strother

August 7 — September 3, 2021

Facing the Sun, Schloss Görne, Germany

Facing the Sun, Schloss Görne, Germany
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery is proud to announce the opening of its fifth gallery space at Schloss Görne, Germany with a large-scale summer exhibition that will fill the historic buildings and surrounding gardens with diverse artworks by 37 artists. Aptly entitled Facing the Sun, the show celebrates the gallery’s continued global expansion and looks forward to a more optimistic future

May 21, 2021 – May 23, 2021

Art Basel Hong Kong

Group presentation with Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney)

June 17 — June 23, 2021


CADAF Paris (curated by Studio As We Are), Digtial Art Month (Paris France)

May 21 — May 23, 2020

Art Basel Hong Kong

OVR presentation with Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney)

Oct 8 — Nov 7, 2020

These Days (solo)

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

Sep 3 — Nov 30, 2020


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

Jul 30 – Aug 28, 2020

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.

Jan 17 — Jan 19, 2020

Taipei Dangdai 2020

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

Dec 4 — Dec 8, 2019


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.


Nov 23, 2019

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.


Nov 22, 2019 — Jan 22, 2020

Images Cast by the Sun

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


Sep 10 - 13, 2019

Sydney Contemporary 2019

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


Apr 25 - Jun 1, 2019

Woven & Illuminated

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


April 25 - 28, 2019

Art Brussels 2019

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


December 2018

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)


December 2018

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)

November 2018

Art021 Shanghai

Group presentations with Yavuz Galley, Singapore

November 2018

New Paintings

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

October 2018


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

September 2018

Sydney Contemporary

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

July 2018

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

June 2018

The Cobra Effect

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

May 2018

Volta Basel

Volta Basel (with Yavuz Gallery, Singapore), Basel

May 2018

The Imagist and the Materialist (solo)

COMA Gallery, Sydney

May 2018

Art Basel HK with Yavuz Gallery, Singapore

February 2018

Material Fair with Neon Parc, Melbourne

January 6 – February 10 2018


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

December 6-10, 2017


July – December 2017

International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYC

November 2017

ISCP Open Studios

International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYC

September 7-10, 2017

Sydney Contemporary with Gow Langsford Gallery & Yavuz Gallery

May 6 – June 18, 2017

IRL (solo)

Yavuz Gallery, Singapore

April 29 – July 23, 2017

Watching Windows

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

April 27, 2017

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

City Gallery Wellington

April 26 – May 27, 2017

Small Paintings IRL

Bartley & Company, Wellington

April 2017

Art Basel HK with Yavuz Gallery

December 2016

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)

December 2016

A Material Direction (Editorial)

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

Nov 5 – Dec 17, 2016

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.

October 2016

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship Exhibition

Sydney College of Arts Galleries, Sydney

September 2016

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)

August 2016

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

August 2016


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

April 20 - May 14, 2016

New Representation Part III

Gow Langsford Gallery (Auckland)

March 24 - arch 26, 2016

Art Basel HK

with Yavuz Gallery (Singapore)

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

January 23 - March 5, 2016

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

Dec 6 -Jan, 2015

Pay for the Printer

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

November 26 - December 19, 2015

Flatbed Plein Air

Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

November 20 - December 19, 2015

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

October - November 2015

Villa Lena Foundation, Tuscany, Italy

September 27 — November 15, 2015

André Hemer – Paintings 2005-2015

Pataka Museum, New Zealand

Sep 16 — Oct 10, 2015

Group Exhibition

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Sep 5 — Oct 17 , 2015

A Hot Mess

Galerie Fatiha Selam, Paris, France

July 23 – August 15, 2015


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

Mid 2015

Moya Dyring Paris Studio

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

May 15-31, 2015

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.

May 15-31, 2015


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

April 2 - May 2, 2015

New Representation Part II

Bartley and Company Art, Wellington, New Zealand.

March 14-16, 2015

Art Central Hong Kong

with Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney, Booth E5.

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

February 5 - March 7, 2015

New Representation

Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney, Australia

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

Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2015

London Art Fair

with Beers Contemporary, London

Late 2014

Critical Intent

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

Nov 28, 2014 - January 17, 2015

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:

November 2014

Television (curated by Matthys Gerber)

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

October 30 2014, 6-9pm

100 Painters of Tomorrow: official book launch

Launch event at Christies, Kings Street, London

October 2 - October 25, 2014

Finalist- Grace Cossington Smith Art

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

September 2014

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.

July 23 – August 16, 2014

Levels of Abstraction

Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

March 20th - April 13th, 2014

Utopian Days

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

December 2013

LATM (solo screening)

Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany

October 2013

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

September 2013

Sydney Contemporary 13 Art Fair

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

July- August 2013

Parkin Drawing Prize Finalist Exhibition

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
Wellington, New Zealand

July 4 – August 3, 2013

New Smart Objects

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

Andre Hemer NEW SMART OBJECTS -Installation View

November 14 - December 8, 2012

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

Sep 29 – Oct 21, 2012


‘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.