Throughout the oeuvre of Andrei Roiter, living and working in both Amsterdam and New York, the idea of being on the move has become a crucial subject. He is constantly mapping the world, as an observer, creating a new order for his memories, and excavating them as an archaeologist. He reflects on his homeland as a ‘wanderer,’ or artist-tourist,’ as Victor Missiano describes the key attitude in his work. Roiter works with a number of media, including sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, and painting. His layered method frequently starts with building three-dimensional objects that he calls ‘props’, made of found materials and with an archetypical aura. Often, Roiter paints ´still lifes´ of these odd props. In this translation of poor material into poetic and meaningful form, he feels himself close to movements as arte povera.
Born in Moscow and educated at the Moscow Architectural Institute, Andrei Roiter (1960) currently lives in New York and Amsterdam. He exhibited at MMOMA, Moscow (2013); Jack Hanley Gallery, New York (2012); Regina Gallery, Moscow (2011); Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland (2011); The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (2010); Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch (2010); Laura Bullian Gallery, Milan (2010 and 2014), Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (2008), and several times at AKINCI, Amsterdam. He participated in group exhibitions in the Hermitage, Amsterdam (2013), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2013); SCHUNCK, Heerlen (2013); David Nolan Gallery, New York (2012); Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam (2012); Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2006), Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany, (2004), and repeatedly at the Moscow Biennale. His work is part of numerous private and public collections across the world.