Römer + Römer

Date: 30/March/2017 Category:

About the artists:


Römer + Römer are a German-Russian artist couple living and working in Berlin. Since 1998 they have worked on joint projects and artworks. Torsten Römer (*1968 in Aachen) and Nina Römer (*1978 as Nina Tangian in Moscow) studied painting at the Düsseldorf College of Arts until 2003 and became master class students with A.R. Penck.

They employ photography, digital art, mixed media techniques and painting. Their works incorporate historical and political references, the pictorial idea “hand painted” into “analogue images” with a pixel-structure. As a departure from the impressionist form of Pointillism, the color pixels can be seen as a reference to the digital flood of images in the media era of selfies.

Their artistic CV charts multiple solo and group exhibitions across Germany and abroad, among others, at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, at Freight+Volume Gallery in New York, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Korean Gwangju Art Museum, Heidelberger Kunstverein,  Kunsthalle Rostock,  Künstlerhaus Wien, the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen, or the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt. Various participations at Biennale formats brought Römer + Römer to Venice (56th Biennale, National Pavilion of Mauritius, 2015), Istanbul, Vancouver, San Francisco, (Emergency Biennale, 2005-2008), Liverpool (Liverpool Biennale, 2002) and Turin (Big Torino, 2002). They are represented by the gallery Michael Schultz (Berlin).