Otto Piene

Year of birth, place
1928, Bad Laasphe, Germany
Year of death, place
2014, Berlin, Germany
Role at the ZKM
in the collection
Otto Piene studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich (1949/1950) and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1950–1952). Studied philosophy at the University of Cologne (1953–1957). 1957–1959 member of Gruppe 53. 1957–1966 founding member of ZERO. 1958–1961 co-publisher with Heinz Mack of the magazine »ZERO«. 1966 moved to New York City. 1974–1994 director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
Exhib.: 1959, documenta 2, Kassel. 1960, »Monochrome Malerei«, Städtisches Museum Leverkusen Schloss Morsbroich. 1960, »Konkrete Kunst. 50 Jahre Entwicklung«, Helmhaus, Zurich. 1961, »Bewogen Beweging«, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. See also: ZERO.
Lit.: See: ZERO.