Otto-Heinz Mack

German artist Otto Heinz Mack is best known for his light-generated reliefs and his famous desert installations, which are among the earliest examples of land art. He is also considered a co-founder of the internationally influential ZERO Group. He has also taken part in the documenta several times and represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1970.

born 1931 in Lollar
Lives and works in Mönchengladbach and Ibiza
from 1950 studies at the art academy in Düsseldorf
from 1953 studied philosophy at the University of Cologne
1956 state examination in art education and philosophy
In 1956 he moved into a studio in Düsseldorf together with Otto Piene
In 1957 the first joint evening exhibition took place there. The ZERO group emerged from this.
Around 1960 Development of the first rotors, in which elements provided with relief structures are moved by means of motors.
1961-1986 Participates in many annual exhibitions of the DKB as a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund

Exhibitions (selection)

1957 Gallery Schmela
1965 Kestner Society
1972 Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1973 Stedelijk van Abbemuseum
1998 Lichtenstein State Art Collections
2002 Museo Nacional de Ceramica
2006 museum art palace Dusseldorf
2009 Moscow Biennale
2011 Abteiberg Museum
2015 Museum Frieder Burda

Otto-Heinz Mack

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