1976 · France
Born in Châtellerault in 1976, Bruère attended the European School of Visual Arts in Poitiers and the Nantes Fine Art School, after which he assisted artists such as Jacques Villeglé and Thomas Hirschhorn. Current museum exhibitions include a solo exhibition of museum drawings at the Kunsthaus Zürich, from 24 May – 8 September 2019, and a solo exhibition of responses to El Greco at the Museo del Greco, Toledo, from 9 April – 14 July 2019. The Picasso Museum in Antibes recently hosted a solo exhibition of Bruère drawings of Picasso portraits, from 20 April – 16 June 2019. Further institutional solo exhibitions include the Museum Làzaro Galdiano, Madrid (2019); Katholische Hochschulgemeinde, Graz (2018); Schadow Haus, Berlin (2016); Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin (2016); Château de Chambord, France (2015). His work is found in prestigious museum collections including the Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland, and the Städtisches Museen Zwickau, Germany Salzburg Museum, Austria, and has a strong presence in German museum collections, including the Kunstsammlung des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin, Germany; MARTa Herford, Germany; Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany; Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany. French museums holding Bruère’s work in their collections include the Musée des Beaux-Arts Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing, France; Fondation Vincent Van Gogh / Maja Hoffmann, Arles, France; Domaine National de Chambord, France. This year the artist has been honoured with the Conrad-Ferdinand-Meyer-Preis award and a residency at the Musée Picasso in Antibes. Past awards include the Hans-Platschek-Preis für Kunst und Schrift (2013) and a residency at the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh in France (2013).