Andre Hemer


André Hemer is a New Zealand artist (b.1981) who works between a variety of media- interplaying digital interfaces and artifacts, painting, and site-specific installation. Working within an ever-evolving field of investigation, Hemer is constantly inventive in his exploration of how the ancient art of painting speaks to and engages with the current moment. Through his paintings, Hemer considers the digital as the condition sine qua non to understand his generation and the society he evolves in. Rather, it draws our attention to construction of contemporary visual imagery and offers a new kind of representation – one that explores painting moving freely between states of digital representation and painted object. Currently undertaking his PhD at the University of Sydney, Hemer was recently shortlisted for the forthcoming Thames & Hudson publication 100 Painters of Tomorrow. Since completing his Master of Fine Arts in 2006, Hemer has worked full time as an artist, winning numerous residencies and awards and exhibiting throughout New Zealand and in Australia, Korea, Taiwan, Germany and the UK.

With Public Delivery Public art project Live at the Museum, 2012-2014

  • LIve at the Museum at Nanjing - Jiangsu Art Gallery, China

Live at the Museum is a series of films by New Zealand artist Andre Hemer. In it, buskers and other artists perform without permission in front of major museums around the world. The democracy of art and the use of public space are key components of this work. It is an indefinitely ongoing series and while each work stands on its own, they are interconnected through a shared distance to global cultural agendas and a quiet beauty emanating from the covert act of street performance. Live at the Museum is an investigation into the collective and institutional affirmation given to culture, while also functioning as a digital archive to cache the contribution of its participants.



Exhibition Utopian Days, 2014


Andre Hemer, Matt McCormick, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Utopian Days – Freedom was an exhibition at the Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, one of South Korea’s leading art museums, and later was shown at the Nowon Culture and Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea.

Adel Abdessemed
Lida Abdul
Phil America
Ivan Argote
Minerva Cuevas
Chto Delat?
Cyprien Gaillard
Yang-Ah Ham
Andre Hemer
Tehching Hsieh
Zhang Huan
Jani Leinonen
Klara Liden
Armando Lulaj
Matt McCormick
Filippo Minelli
Wang Qingsong
Andres Serrano
Manit Sriwanichpoom
Clemens von Wedemeyer
Kacey Wong
Xijing Men
He Yunchang



Hemer talks Live at the Museum with Public Delivery (2014)

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