Sebastian Riemer

1982 · Germany

Artist biography

Sebastian Riemer was born in 1982 in Oberhausen, Germany. Trained at the Academy of Art in Dusseldorf, Sebastian Riemer was master student of Thomas Ruff. He was in 2015 awarded of the Kunstpreisförderung of the North Rhine-Westphalia Art Foundation. Working with photography to question the image and its materiality, the artist questions the medium itself. He often works from existing documents found in archives, flea markets or museums (photographies, paintings, slides, daguerreotypes, …). In an attempt to be as objective as possible, he focuses his gaze and gesture on a detail or on the multiple layers that make up the original image. His works have been exhibited in several institutions in Germany and abroad: Biennale fur aktuelle Fotografy Heidelberg in 2020, Museum Folkswang in Essen, Goethe Institute Tel Aviv, Wittenberg in « Luther and the Avant-Garde », Kunsthaus Kornelimunster, Aachen, Parkhaus at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Pori Art Museum, Finland, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. His works figure in public collections such as Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Museum Kunstpalast and City Museum in Düsseldorf, Israel museum in Jerusalem, as well as corporate collections (HSBC Germany and Philara Collection, Dusseldorf).

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