Solo exhibitions

2015 "Hibernation" PeerIn Gallery, The Hague, NL
2014 "Houses for all" De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, NL
2012 "Office Life - Sander van Wettum vs. Phillip Mechanicus", Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL
2012 “Passage One”  Sandberg MFA Graduation show, P/////AKT Amsterdam, NL

Group exhibitions

2015 "Garage Rotterdam and Trendbeheer.com presents: Sander van Wettum and Johannes Langkamp" Festival Art in the Witte de With quarter, Rotterdam
2014 "De Kracht van Rotterdam" Outdoor exhibition trough the city of Rotterdam

 entry title 2014 "Wenn wir dich nicht sehen, siehst du uns auch nicht" Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam 
2014 "Can I get  A Witness" MOMART - Base for indipendent artists, Amsterdam
2013 "Momart Presents All" Platform Momart, Amsterdam, NL 
2013 “Pool Sessions” collaborative project organized by EME Collective, Ciudad Universitaria Madrid , ES
2013 “Re:Rotterdam” presentation at the Re:Rotterdam Art Fair 2013, Rotterdam, NL
2012  “Untitled” Photography groupshow at Delta Lloyd,  Mondriaantoren, Amsterdam, NL
2011 "A conversation with David" Performance at NIMK, Amsterdam, NL 
2011 “Re:Naissance” A photography groupshow, ING Haagse Poort, The Hague, NL
2011  "Vonk in de Zuidas" by Bougie Art Initiatives, Virtueel Museum Zuidas, Amsterdam, NL
2011 "We Will never know for sure", Sandberg groupshow, W139, Amsterdam, NL
2011 "Aging", group exhibition/presentation, de Appel, Amsterdam, NL
2010 "Het Louvre in Heino" Collection of Reyn van der Lugt, Museum de fundatie,  Heino, NL
2010 "Inside Out" AKI Graduationshow, Arendsmanhuis, Enschede, NL
2010  "AK12", A photography groupshow, Lauriergracht 160, Amsterdam, NL
2009  "Moving Trough the Image" Concourse Gallery Vancouver, CA
2009  “Multisolo” Tetem Artspace, Enschede, NL

Grants and Awards

2016  Werkbijdrage Jong Talent (Stipendium for emerging artists) Mondrian Fund.
2014   De Kracht van Rotterdam (hoofdprijs)


2012:  Master of Fine arts, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL
2009:  Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver ,Canada (International exchange program)
2010:  Bachelor of Fine arts, AKI, Enschede, NL
2006:  Propaedeutics, Audiovisual Media at the Utrecht school of Arts, Hilversum, NL
2005:  Pre-course, Royal academy of Arts, The Hague, NL


2013  Modern Times: Number one, catalogue by the Oneminute foundation
2012 Volkskrant Magazine (#609, September 2012
2012 Nu, Nationale Nederlanden, (#4, Juni 2012)
2011 Adversus (#17, jaargang 39, April 2011)
2011 Archis ( Volume 27, 2011



Commisionsed work

I work on a regular base for various clients,  focussing on reportage work in the cultural field and industy/business field. I was fortunate to work for NRC Next, Kesselskramer, Nationale Nederlanden, Nikon Nederland,  TENT Rotterdam, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Arts,  Gallerie Wilfried Lentz and others (See  C.V. for full list)

Please contact me for more information and to see what I can do for you!


Sander van Wettum (1987/NL) is a Photographer/ Artist, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Mai:          mail@sandervanwettum.com
Mobile:     +31628160163
Studio :     Rusthoflaan 56, 3034XM, Rotterdam.

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Artist statement

Sander van Wettum's practice focuses on the absurdity of the everyday, which he tries to explore and capture through the usage of photography. He's interested in how the ordinary can be broken into fragments, in which mundane and ordinary situations can become alienating and ambiguous. These images often suggests fields of tensions that balance between an abstract and concrete state, and therefore represent another reality.

With photographs taken all over the world, ranging from staged tableaux to documentary photography , an ever growing archive is formed. This archive does not have a fixed shape but is always in motion, constantly taking on new forms of categorization varying from disposable newspapers to spatial installations, video and performance collaborations. This always shifting perspective and meaning of the work is as  fluent, ambiguous and absurd as the everyday itself.

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