Herman De Vries

Year of birth, place
1931, Alkmaar, Netherlands
Role at the ZKM
Artist of the Collection
Biography

Herman De Vries studied biology at a horticultural college in Hoorn. 1952–1961 employed by the plant protection service in Wageningen. 1953 began to make art as an autodidact. Participated in several ZERO exhibitions until 1967. 1969–1975 traveled in Africa and Asia. He lives in Knetzgau, Eschenau, DE.

Exhib.: 1962, »Nul«, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. 1962, »Anti-Peinture«, Hessenhuis, Antwerp. 1966, »Weiss auf Weiss«, Kunsthalle Bern. 1967, »herman de vries: random objectivations: bücher, grafik und objekte«, Galerie der Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart. 1969, »herman de vries: rationele strukturen«, Gemeentelijke Van Reekum Galerij, Apeldoorn. 1970, »herman de vries: random objectivations«, Kunsthistorisch Instituut, Amsterdam.
Lit.: co-publisher of »Revue Nul=0« (1961–1965). Publisher of »revue integration« (1965–1972). h. d. v., “nul=0,” in: »Revue 0 = nul«, 1962, p. 10. 1962. h. d. v., “random objectivations,” in: »Revue 0 = nul«, 2, (1963), pp. 34f. h. d. v. and Henk Peeters, »herman de vries: objekten«, Amsterdam, 1963. 

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