Sander Coers (b. 1997) is a Dutch artist working with photography based in Rotterdam whose work balances on the borders of documentary and fiction. With a tender and intimate gaze, he visualizes new perceptions of masculinity while exploring the complexities of love, friendship, and self-discovery through his own experiences and those of his family and friends. Coers' visual language is deeply inspired by the nostalgic memories of his youth in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, infusing vivid hues and profound emotions into his portraits, stills, and landscapes to create dream-like and melancholic worlds.

Sander graduated with honors in Fine Art from the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam in 2021. His graduation series, 'Come Home,' 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. In 2022, Sander was named the Rising Star by the Dutch newspaper NRC. He has exhibited in galeries and museums internationally, including in London, Milan, and Oslo. Additionally, his work has been featured in international magazines, including Vogue, i-D, Die Zeit, HERO, among others. His work has been acquired by the Rabobank, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various private collections. 




2023    OD Gallery, London, UK (upcoming)
2023    Vogue: What is Beauty, Milan, IT (upcoming)
2023    Preus Museum, Oslo, NO (upcoming)
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


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

2023    Blue Mood (Al Mar) - with Booooooom (upcoming)
2023    Playfulnessgroup book with Pomegranate Press & Balam
2021     Come Home - self-published
2021     This Naked Incidentwith JapSam Books, MAMA & WdKA 

2023    OD Photo Prize - judge’s pick
2023    Booooooom Art & Photo Book Award - won
2023    Stichting Stokroos - support
2023    Fonds Kwadraat - 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
2021     Fonds Kwadraat - support
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