HERMAN DE KLERK
Born in 1990 with a historically loaded name Herman forms part of a family politically exiled during the 70s. Before his arrival his parents decided to settle down in the small coastal town of Mossel Bay but by 1997 the boredom became overwhelming and as he was about to take up surfing they relocated to Somerset West. He attended school in the area and eventually moved to Cape Town to further his studies. De Klerk obtained his degree in Fine Art (2012) and post-graduate diploma in New Media (cum laude) (2012) from Michaelis, University of Cape Town, a post and Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communications from the AAA School of Adversity, Cape Town (2011). His work draws influences from storytelling and film making by embracing narrative techniques, scriptwriting and altering reality (slightly).
Today he primarily lives and works in Cape Town in a range of mediums including video, robotics, sculpture and installation.
Supermarket Art Fair (Stockholm): ‘Stuff We Know About Stockholm’ (2018)
Supermarket Art Fair (Stockholm): ‘Alma Martha does Supermarket Art Fair’ (2018)
Alma Mater (CT): ‘They made art and put it in a space, you’ll never guess what happened next!’ (2015)
De Klerk has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions: ‘Memento Mori’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg (2018); ‘Pooling Our Secrets’, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch (2015); ‘Play_an exhibition’, Nirox Sculpture Park, Muldersdrift (2014); ‘Out of Context’, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg (2015); ‘do it’, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town (2014); ‘BAZAAR 3’, Atlantic House, Cape Town (2014); and ‘On Edge’, Johannesburg (2014).
Residencies include: Resident Artist for April, Floating Reveries, Johannesburg (2017); and Resident Artists at the WYE, Berlin (2014)