residency: FebruaryApril 2015

Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen (Netherlands)

Sander Breure (born Leiderdorp, 1985) & Witte van Hulzen (born Bolsward, 1984) work together since 2007 on the production of videos, performances and installations. The cousins grew up together in The Netherlands, but have since travelled the world creating works in Uganda, Turkey, Norway and the United States. At the root of their practice lies a continuous engagement with “the Other. Using techniques and ideas from the visual arts, cinema, theatre and music, each time they try to portray and to question what it means to be human in our times.

They have had solo exhibitions and performances at several national and international institutions, including Stedelijk Museum (2014, Amsterdam), a performance at the ISSUE Project Room (2012, New York) and SMART Project Space (2011, Amsterdam). They have been included in numerous group exhibitions, including "Prospects and Concepts" (Mondriaan Fonds at Art Rotterdam, 2014), "Room with a view" (International Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam, 2013), "Less is More, More or Less" (TENT, Rotterdam, 2013). Their video installation "The Shores of an Island I Only Skirted" is being shown at Contour 7 (Mechelen, Belgium, August 28 November 08 2015). They have been awarded the TENT Academy Award and the Rene Coelho prize in 2009 and are currently nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs.


  • Witte van Hulzen
    • studied Fine Arts at the ArteZ Art Academy in Arnhem. During his studies, he had internships with Jan Fabre (during the production of Orgy of Tolerance) and with Job Koelewijn (during his solo exhibition Loco Motion).
  • Sander Breure 
    • studied composition at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Martijn Padding, Yannis Kyriakides and Richard Ayres.
  • During their residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, they will be working on a new script that will touch on the theme of chance, the relationship between chance and fate, and the role it has in the life of people. The works and methods of the director Krzysztof Kieslowski will be a source of inspiration in the course of their research into these topics.
This residency is realized with the financial support of The Mondriaan Fonds.