Sander Coers (b. 1997) is an artist working with photography based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, whose work balances the borders of documentary and fiction. With a tender gaze, he seeks to establish new perspectives on masculinity by visualizing, revisiting, and (de)constructing memories in melancholic and highly romanticized worlds that possess a cinematic quality. With the coming-of-age theme recurring throughout his work, he reflects on stories of love, friendship, and self-acceptance, drawn from his family, friends, and peers. Coers' visual language is deeply inspired by nostalgic memories of his youth in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, infusing vivid hues and profound emotions into his portraits, stills, and landscapes, creating dream-like and melancholic worlds.

Sander graduated with Honors in Fine Art from the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam in 2021. He self-published his graduation project Come Home, which was selected for the Best of Graduates 2021 exhibition at Galerie Ron Mandos and received multiple awards. Since then, he has published two more books. Sander was selected as Rising Star of 2022 by the Dutch newspaper NRC and is part of the Foam Talent programme in 2024-2025. His work has been acquired by Preus Museum, Rabobank and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.




2024    Foam Talent, Foam, Amsterdam, NL (upcoming)
2023    OD Gallery, London, UK
2023    Vogue: What is Beauty, Milan, IT
2023    Preus Museum, Oslo, NO
2023    PhMuseum, Bologna, IT
2023    Unseen, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
2023    Springboard Art Fair, Utrecht, NL
2022    Josilda da Conceição Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2022    Rabo Portrait Prize, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
2022    Unseen, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
2022    Wild Summer of Art, BRUTUS, Rotterdam, NL
2022    The Gallery Club, Amsterdam, NL
2022    Het Creatieve Huis x De Bijenkorf, Rotterdam, NL
2022    Palm* Photo Prize, 1014 Gallery, London, UK
2022    This Naked Incident, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, NL
2021     Best of Graduates 2021, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
2021     Contour Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
2020    Noorderlicht Futurama, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, NL
2019     Gallery Untitled, Rotterdam, NL
2018     Beyond Dada en De Stijl Part II, Museum Dr8888, Drachten, NL
2017     New Dutch Photography Talent 2018, Amsterdam, NL


             Het Financieele Dagblad
             Die Zeit
             Het Parool
             Paper Journal Mag
             C41 Magazine
             Wül Magazine


             Preus Museum 
             Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
             Mondriaan Fonds
             Reyn van der Lugt Collection

2023    Blue Mood (Al Mar) - with Booooooom (upcoming)
2021     Come Home - self-published
2021     This Naked Incident - with JapSam Books, MAMA & WdKA 

2023    Foam Talent - selected
2023    Preus Museum Award - shortlist
2023    OD Photo Prize - judge’s pick
2023    Booooooom Art & Photo Book Award - won
2023    Stichting Stokroos - support
2022    Rabo Portrait Prize Talent - shortlist 
2022    SYB Kunstprijs - longlist
2022    OD Photo Prize - longlist
2022    Palm* Photo Prize - longlist
2022    Athens Photo Festival - longlist
2022    Rijzende Sterren, NRC - selected
2021     RM Photo Award - won
2021     Best of Graduates, Galerie Ron Mandos - selected
2021     Rabo Portrait Prize Talent - longlist
2018     New Dutch Photography Talent - selected

              SELECTED CLIENTS

              Essentiel Antwerp
              Sony Music
              Die Zeit
              PAL Sporting Goods
              Daniëlle Cathari 
              The New Originals
              Iris van Herpen