Curriculum Vitae


Martin Roemers

Oldehove, The Netherlands, 1962

AKI, Academy of Fine Arts, Enschede, The Netherlands
– Anastasia Photo Gallery, New York City
– East Wing Gallery, Doha
– Bildhalle, Zürich

Books (Monographs)  
Relics of the Cold War / Iconen van de Koude Oorlog (updated reprint), Waanders Publishers (Netherlands, 2020)
Metropolis, Hatje Cantz (Germany, 2015)
The Eyes of War, Hatje Cantz (Germany, 2012)
Relics of the Cold War, Hatje Cantz (Germany, 2009)
Trabant. The Final Days of Production, Wasmuth Verlag (Germany, 2007)
The Never-Ending War / De eindeloze oorlog; QV Publishers  (Netherlands, 2005)
Kabul, Legermuseum (Netherlands, 2003)
Tussen vijandige buren, Mets & Schilt Publishers (Netherlands, 2000)
De laatste lichting / The last batch, Het Apollohuis (Netherlands, 1996)

Museum Collections   
– The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
– Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
– Huis Marseille – Museum for Photography, Amsterdam
– Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands
– Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands
– Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
– National Military Museum, Soesterberg, Netherlands
– Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), Berlin
– Haus der Geschichte (House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany), Bonn
– Sächsisches Industriemuseum, Chemnitz, Germany
– Stadtmuseum Berlin, Berlin
– MAST Foundation, Bologna, Italy

Public and Corporate Collections  (Selection)
– Ford Foundation, Art Collection, New York, NY
– World Resources Institute, Washington DC
– Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Art Collection, The Hague, Netherlands
– Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague, Netherlands
– Royal DSM, Art Collection, Heerlen, Netherlands
– University of Leiden, Photography Collection, Leiden, Netherlands
– Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia

Awards & Nominations (Selection)
C = Catalogue
– Prix Pictet 2016 Space, Nomination for Metropolis (longlist). Included in catalogue (C)
– DutchCulture Buitengaats 2016. The Netherlands Cultural Export. The most exhibited Photographers outside The Netherlands: 1. Erwin Olaf, 2. Martin Roemers, 3. Rineke Dijkstra
– LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015, 1st prize Metropolis (C)
– World Press Photo 2011: 1st prize Daily Life Stories Metropolis (C)
– Prix Pictet 2010 Growth, Nomination for Metropolis (longlist). Included in catalogue (C)
– World Press Photo 2006: 2nd prize Portraits Stories The Never-Ending War (C)

Exhibitions (Selection)
C = Catalogue
2021  (preview of solo exhibit in 2022) Wende Museum, Culver City, California, Relics of the Cold War
2021  Photo Festival Eyes on Main Street, Wilson, North Carolina (C)
2020  (solo) Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands, Relics of the Cold War (C)
2020  Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands, City Life. People & the Urban Reality
2020  Militärhistorisches Museum Berlin-Gatow, Berlin, Remnants of the War (1942–1945) (C)
2019  (solo) Erasmus Huis, Embassy of the Netherlands, Jakarta, Indonesia, Metropolis
2019  (solo) Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Leipzig, Germany, Relics of the Cold War
2018  (solo) Asian Library, University of Leiden, Netherlands, Metropolis 
2018  Austrian Cultural Forum Rome, Rome, Italy, The Alfred Fried Photography Award
2018  House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography (C)
2018  (solo) Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, Metropolis 
2018  (solo) House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany (Haus der Geschichte), Bonn, Relics of the Cold War 
2018  (solo) Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands, Kabul Portraits 
2017  (solo) Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands, Metropolis 
2017  (solo) University Library, Leiden, Netherlands, New Acquisitions: Urban Jungle. Megacities in Asia
2017  Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands, Wonderkamers
2017  DongGang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, South Korea, Metropolis (C)
2017  Art Central, Hong Kong (Art Fair)
2017  (solo) India Habitat Centre – Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, Metropolis 
2017  (solo) Anastasia Photo Gallery, New York City, Metropolis 
2016  (solo) Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Metropolis 
2016  (solo) German Historical Museum (DHM), Berlin, Relics of the Cold War
2016  (solo) Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, Metropolis 
2016  Biennial of Photography, Knokke-Heist, Belgium, Mexico Megalopolis (C)
2016  (solo) Huis Marseille – Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Metropolis (C)
2016  Art Miami, Miami (Art Fair)
2016  (solo) East Wing Gallery, Dubai, Metropolis 
2015  (solo)  Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, The Eyes of War
2015  Acte2 Galerie, Paris, Urban Dreams
2014  (solo) Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, The Eyes of War 
2014  (solo) Anastasia Photo Gallery, New York City, Relics of the Cold War 
2013  Paris Photo, Paris (Art Fair)
2013  Photoville, New York City
2013  Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Art Fair)
2013  The Empty Quarter, Dubai, Metropolis
2012  (solo) Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands, The Eyes of War (C) 
2011  World Press Photo, worldwide (C)
2011  The Empty Quarter, Dubai, Metropolis 2.0 
2011  Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands, Metropolis – City Life in the Urban Age (C)
2010  (solo) Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Relics of the Cold War 
2010  (solo) Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin, Relics of the Cold War (C) 
2010  (solo) Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, Trabant – The Final Days of Production 
2010  Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham NC, USA, Daylight Awards 
2010  Breda Photo, Breda, Netherlands, Tilt (C) 
2009  (solo) Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands, A tribute to the Trabant 
2009  Stadtmuseum Berlin, Ephraim-Palais, Berlin, Fallmauerfall | 61 – 89 – 09 Grenzueberschreitung und Grenzerfahrung im Spiegel der Kunst (C)
2009  Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands, Gimme Shelter (C)
2009  Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum), Frankfurt, New Homeland (C)

Bibliography (Selection)
If You Love Great Photography – A critical curation of 100 essential photos (book), Gemma Padley, Ivy Press (UK, 2021)
– Deichtorhallen Hamburg: Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography (book), Sabine Schnakenberg, Kehrer Publishers (Germany, 2018)
– Life Magazine (China), Growing City, YT Wong; p. 12-16, 20-24, 26-33, 36-41, Sep. 2017
Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography. Document Nederland (book), Rijksmuseum, Rixt A.Bosma (Netherlands, 2017)
– Prix Pictet: Space (book),, teNeues Publishers (Germany, 2017)
– National Geographic Magazine (international edition), A Photographer’s Journal; Metropolis, Martin Roemers; p. 120-129, March 2017
– Cees Nooteboom, Wat het oog je vertelt.  Essay: Het onzichtbare gezien: over het werk van Martin Roemers (book); p. 432-436, De Bezige Bij Publishers (Netherlands, 2016)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Wahnbilder einer versunkenen Epoche, Andreas Kilb; March 14, 2016
– El Pais Magazine (Spain), Aquí no hay sitio para nadie; p. 38-43, Aug. 14, 2016
– NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands), Metropolis: chaos megasteden voelbaar, Tracy Metz; Jan. 19, 2016
– European Photography (Germany), Urbanics. The Contemporary City, Andreas Mueller Pohle; p. 44-47, #98, 2015
– Rijksmuseum: Modern Times (book), Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom  (Netherlands, 2014)
– Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Blinde Blicke, Andreas Kilb; Oct. 6, 2014
– Geo (Germany), Der Rhytmus in Metropolis, Juergen Schaeffer; p. 114-121, Sept. 2014
– The New York Times (USA), The Bustle and the Blur, Liz Robbins; July 28, 2013
– NRC DeLUXE (Netherlands), Jonge Meesters, (“Young Masters” selected by Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes); p. 36-43, Apr. 13, 2013
– The Wall Street Journal (USA), Collector’s Eye: Anthony Terrana, Ellen Gamerman; March 30, 2013
– The New Yorker (USA), Photobooth: Martin Roemers’s Swirling Megacities, James Pomerantz; September 18, 2012
– The New Yorker (USA), Goings On About Town: Martin Roemers; Apr. 2, 2012
– The New York Photo Review (USA), Urban Speed, Ed Barnas; Apr. 18, 2012
– Conscientious (USA), Review: The Eyes of War by Martin Roemers, Joerg Colberg; June 21, 2012
– The New York Times (USA), Sunday Review. Living in The New Metropolis, Martin Roemers; May 6, 2012
Prix Pictet: Growth (book), teNeues Publishers (Germany, 2011)
– National Geographic: Visions of Earth (book), Susan Tyler Hitchcock (USA, 2011)
– Newsweek (USA), Hello, Seven Billion, Martin Roemers; p. 30-35, ­Nov. 7, 2011
– The Wall Street Journal (USA), The Beauty and Brutality of Images That Reach Far Beyond the Headlines, Joell Weickgenant; May 13, 2011
– Photo District News (USA), Notable Books 2010: Relics of the Cold War – Martin Roemers, Holly Hughes; Nov. 19, 2010
– Financial Times Magazine (UK), Darkness visible, Sue Norris; p. 22-27, Nov. 14, 2009
– The Wall Street Journal (USA), The Little Car That Could (Sort Of): a Trabant Tribute, J.S. Marcus; Apr. 24, 2009

Martin Roemers’ projects, books and exhibitions are published in the print media worldwide, distributed by:
– Panos Pictures, London
– Laif, Cologne
– Hollandse Hoogte, The Hague
– Luz, Milan

Martin Roemers
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