Thijs Zweers (1986) graduated from the Artez art academy (Arnhem, The Netherlands) in 2010. Since then he has focused himself on a very peculiar translation of digital imagery to detailed graphite drawings. This almost anachronistic act brings about intriguing images of a reality that Zweers finds to be autonomous. While the digital world is a product of mankind, the individual now has little to no influence on its workings. He or she is subject to the laws and outward appearance of this alternate reality. The graphite drawings themselves look like elaborate studies by an internet-biologist. Supposing that everything put online stays online – and that everything online is connected to everything – one can see the digital world as an autonomous biotope. A domain in which a continual dialectic process creates a whole the individual ‘user’ only catches glimpses of. Zweers’ impressions of these weightless images historicize the digital world that is so difficult to catch in time.



School of Fine Arts (ArtEZ) Arnhem, Netherlands


Erasmus Fine Arts, University College Falmouth, United Kingdom


Fine Art Academy (AVKA) Amsterdam, Netherlands


Collectie Albert Heijn Kunststichting

De Nederlandsche Bank
Gemeente Amsterdam

Solo Exhibitions


Unreal, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam


The Land of Virtually Nothing, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam


Waar de hand zingt, Drawing Center, Diepenheim


Relics, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim

Group Exhibitions


Parallel Vienna, Galerie Tassilo Usner, Vienna, Austria
Out of Element, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam


10yr, Horizon Verticaal, Haarlem
UnfairTM, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Unlocked Reconnected, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam


Unfair X Sotheby’s, Werktheater, Amsterdam
Influencing the Influencer, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Tijdgenoten, De School, Amsterdam


Into The Wild Blue Yonder, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Zomerwinkel, Patty Morgan, Amsterdam
Zes Voor Zes, Loods6, Amsterdam
Unfair X Christie’s, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam


This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Witteveen Drawing, Loods6, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam


Unfair X Christie’s, Christie’s, Amsterdam
Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam
Unfair Amsterdam, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Out Of My Hands, SIGN, Groningen
Uprooted, TZR Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany


This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam


Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam
Duo Show, Galerie Walravens, Leuven, Belgium
IN TRANSIT, VU Exposorium, Amsterdam
El Hombre ha Muerto, Casa de Cultura de Tabasco, Mexico City, Mexico
30 Years Of TORCH, Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Unfair X Christie’s, Christie’s, Amsterdam
EpossPress Prize, Gallery Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Drawing, NDSM, Amsterdam
Unfair Amsterdam, IJ-hallen NDSM, Amsterdam


Unfair Amsterdam, Loods6, Amsterdam
Teekarte – Drawing Exhibition, Galerie Jaap Sleper, Utrecht
Drawing Cabinet, Gallery Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag
KunstRAI, RAI, Amsterdam
Duo Show, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Immersed, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim
Auction to benefit Mines Advisory Group, BE-PART, Waregem, Belgium
El Hombre ha Muerto, Groningen University, Groningen
X10 Beelddragers, Overhoekstoren, Amsterdam


In Serie, Horizon Verticaal, Haarlem
Duo Show, Gallery Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag


Standplaats Schagen, Kunsthal52, Den Helder
Vonk In De Zuidas, Kunstkapel, Amsterdam
Summer Show, Torch Art Gallery, Amsterdam
Group Show, Gallery Bart kunst in huis, Nijmegen


Brachen Siedlung, Duisburg, Germany
Fine Art Examen Expositie
, ArtEZ, Arnhem