Curriculum Vitae

Short CV

Training
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 AKI, Academy of Fine Arts, Enschede, The Netherlands

Galleries
.  
Anastasia Photo Gallery, New York City
East Wing Gallery, Doha

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
The Wende Museum, Los Angeles, CA
.
  Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
.  Huis Marseille – Museum for Photography, Amsterdam
.  Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands
.  Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands
Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands
.  National Military Museum, Soesterberg, Netherlands
Museum Bronbeek, Arnhem, 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, Bologna, Italy

Public, Corporate and Private Collections  (Selected)
The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
.  Ford Foundation, Art Collection, New York, NY
.  World Resources Institute, Washington, DC
.  Anthony Terrana Collection, Boston, MA
.  Royal DSM, Art Collection, Heerlen, Netherlands
.  University of Leiden, Photography Collection, Leiden, Netherlands
.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Art Collection, The Hague, Netherlands
.  Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague, Netherlands
.  Embassy of the Netherlands in Brasilia, Brasil
.  Embassy of the Netherlands in Havana, Cuba
.  Erasmus Huis, Jakarta, Indonesia

Awards & Nominations  (Selected)
C = Catalogue
Prix Pictet 2016, Nominee. Included in catalogue ‘Space‘ (C)
Dutch Culture 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. Nominee. Included in catalogue ‘Growth’ (C)
World Press Photo 2006: 2nd prize Portraits Stories The Never-Ending War (C)

Exhibitions  (Selected)
C = Catalogue
2024
.  (upcoming) Museum Prinsenhof, Delft, Netherlands, De Kunstparade
.  Photo Festival Eyes on Main Street, Wilson, North Carolina, 10th Anniversary Edition (C)
2023
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, New Horizons. Modern Colour Photography in the Rijksmuseum Collection
.  Daegu Arts Center, Daegu, South Korea, Photography Biennale (C)
(new acquisition) The Wende Museum, Los Angeles, Soviet Army Cemetery
(permanent exhibition) The Wende Museum, Los Angeles, Relics of the Cold War in the Museum Garden
2022 
MAST, Bologna, The MAST Collection. A visual alphabet of industry, work and technology
.  (solo) The Wende Museum, Los Angeles, Relics of the Cold War (C)
2021 
.  Photo Festival Paraty em Foco, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Metropolis
2020
.  (solo) Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands, Relics of the Cold War (C)
.  Photo Festival Eyes on Main Street, Wilson, North Carolina (C)
.  Militärhistorisches Museum Berlin-Gatow, Berlin, Remnants of the War (1942–1945) (C)
.  Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands, City Life. People & the Urban Reality
.  House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany (Haus der Geschichte), Bonn, Leukoplastbomber und Ampelmännchen
2019 
.  (solo) Erasmus Huis, Embassy of the Netherlands, Jakarta, Indonesia, Metropolis
.  (solo) Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Leipzig, Germany, Relics of the Cold War
.  State Gallery of Art, Hyderabad, India, (screening) Indian Photofest
.  Photo Festival Eyes on Main Street, Wilson, North Carolina (C)
.  Jeonju Photography Festival, Jeonju, South Korea
.  Guler Sanat Gallery, Ankara, Turkey, A Turkish Breeze through a Dutch frame
.  Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Through the Looking Glass
2018  

.  (solo) Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands, Kabul Portraits
.  (solo) Asian Library, University of Leiden, Netherlands, Metropolis
.  (solo) Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, Metropolis
.  (solo) House of History of the Federal Republic of Germany (Haus der Geschichte), Bonn, Relics of the Cold War
.  Deichtorhallen Hamburg, House of Photography, Germany, Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography (C)
.  Austrian Cultural Forum Rome, Rome, Italy, Obiettivo Pace – The Alfred Fried Photography Award
.  Royal DSM, Art Collection, Sittard, Netherlands, New Acquisitions: Metropolis
2017
.  (solo) India Habitat Centre – Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, Metropolis 
.  (solo) Anastasia Photo Gallery, New York City, Metropolis
.  (solo) Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands, Metropolis 
.  (solo) University Library, Leiden, Netherlands, New Acquisitions: Urban Jungle. Megacities in Asia
.  Gemeente Museum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands, Wonderkamers
.  DongGang Museum of Photography, Yeongwol, South Korea, Metropolis (C)
.  Art Central, Hong Kong (Art Fair)
2016  
.  (solo) Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), Berlin, Relics of the Cold War
.  (solo) Huis Marseille – Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Metropolis (C)
.  (solo) Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai, Metropolis
.  (solo) Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Metropolis
.  (solo) East Wing Gallery, Dubai, Metropolis
.  PhotoEast, Suffolk, UK, The Eyes of War
.  Biennial of Photography, Knokke-Heist, Belgium, Mexico Megalopolis (C)
.  Art Miami, Miami (Art Fair)
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam
.  Cetin Emec Art Gallerie, Izmir, Turkey, A Turkish Breeze through a Dutch frame
2015 
.  (solo) Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, The Eyes of War
.  Acte2 Galerie, Paris, Urban Dreams
.  Angkor Photo, Siem Reap, Cambodia (screening), Metropolis
2014  

.  (solo) Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), Berlin, The Eyes of War
.  (solo) Anastasia Photo Gallery, New York, Relics of the Cold War
.  (solo) Huis Marseille – Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, preview Metropolis
.  Visa Pour l’Image, Perpignan, France (screening)
.  Bursa Fotofest, Bursa, Turkey, The Never-Ending War
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 Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, St. Petersburg, Russia, Under Cover
2013
Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris (Art Fair), Metropolis
.  Photoville, New York, Metropolis
.  The Empty Quarter, Dubai, Metropolis
.  Somerset House, London, Syngenta Photography Award
.  Art Rotterdam (Art Fair), Metropolis
.  European Architectural Photography Prizes, Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen, Germany (C)
.   Photofestival Naarden, Netherlands, 30 jaar Pf
2012
.  (solo) Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands, The Eyes of War (C)
.  (solo) Anastasia Photo Gallery, New York City, Metropolis
.  Rencontres d’Arles, France, Metropolis (screening)
.  Photoville, Dumbo Arts Center, New York City, Let’s face it
.  MOTI museum, Breda, Netherlands, Rollercoaster
2011  

.  Museum of Estonian Architecture, Talinn, Estonia, Metropolis – City Life in the Urban Age
.  The Empty Quarter, Dubai, Metropolis 2.0
.  Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands, Metropolis – City Life in the Urban Age (C)
.  Sony World Photography Festival 2011, London, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sao Paulo
.  World Press Photo, worldwide (C)
.  Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands, Summer Exhibition (C)
.  
Photofestival Naarden, Naarden, Netherlands, Let’s face it
2010
.  (solo) Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, Trabant – The Final Days of Production
.  (solo) Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, Relics of the Cold War
.  Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham NC, USA, Daylight Awards 
.  Breda Photo, Breda, Netherlands, Tilt (C)
.  Noorderlicht Photofestival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Warzone (C)
.  State Chancellery, Dresden, Germany, Sachsen
.  Elders. Idylle en frictie in het landschap, Sint-Michielsgestel, Netherlands (C)
2009
.  (solo) Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin, Relics of the Cold War (C)
.  (solo) Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands, A tribute to the Trabant
.  (solo) Legermuseum, Delft, Netherlands, Cold War Graveyard (C)
.  (solo) Stadt- und Industriemuseum Rüsselsheim, Germany, Trabant – The Final Days of Production
.  Stadtmuseum Berlin, Ephraim-Palais, Berlin, Fallmauerfall | 61 – 89 – 09 Grenzueberschreitung und Grenzerfahrung im Spiegel der Kunst (C)
.  Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands, Gimme Shelter – Bouw in Beeldprijs (C)
.  Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum) Frankfurt, New Homeland (C)
The Hague Museum for Photography, Netherlands, Zilveren Camera (C)
2008
.  (solo) Sächsisches Industriemuseum, Chemnitz, Germany, Trabant – The Final Days of Production
.  FOAM, Amsterdam, The Living Other (C)
2007
(solo) Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands, The Never-Ending War
.
 (solo) Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin, Trabant – The Final Days of Production (C)
2006
.  World Press Photo, worldwide (C)
.  Customs House, Sydney, Australia, Dutch Decade: Photography from The Netherlands
2005
(solo) Legermuseum, Delft, Netherlands, New Acquisitions: The Never-Ending War (C)
.  Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands, Traces & Omens (C)
2004  
.  State Museum of the Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg, Warzone — Dutch Photographers and International Conflicts
2003
.  (solo) Legermuseum, Delft, Netherlands, Kabul (C)
2002
.  The Netherlands Photo Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Brandhaarden / Warzone
2001
.  (solo) Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands, Between Hostile Neighbours
2000 
.  (solo) Legermuseum, Delft, Netherlands, Tussen Vijandige Buren / Between Hostile Neighbours (C)

Reviews, Interviews, Writings, Portfolios (Selected)
.
 National Geographic Magazine (US edition)
.  The New York Times (US)
.  The New Yorker (US)
.  The Wall Street Journal (US)
.  Time Magazine (US)
.  Newsweek (US)
.  Granta (UK)
.  Financial Times Magazine (UK)
.  GEO (Germany, France)
.  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)
.  Photonews (Germany),
.  European Photography (Germany)

Contact
Martin Roemers
Molenweg 27A
3849 RL, Hierden
The Netherlands
M +31 (0) 6 53 77 99 59
martin@martinroemers.com
www.martinroemers.com
www.instagram.com/martinroemers/

Personal Agent
Maartje Wildeman
M +31 (0) 6 40 53 65 97,
maartjewildeman@chello.nl