HERMAN DE KLERK
Born in 1990 with a historically loaded name, Herman forms part of a family politically exiled during the 60s. He grew up in Somerset West before moving to Cape Town to further his studies. de Klerk obtained his degree in Visual Communication (2011) from the AAA School of Advertising and post-graduate diploma in Fine Art specialising in New Media (cum laude) (2012) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. His work draws influences from storytelling and film making by embracing narrative techniques, scriptwriting and altering reality (slightly).
Today he lives in Cape Town and works in a range of mediums including video, robotics, sculpture and installation. The foundation of his practice lies in creating fictional situations or worlds and exploring these through various disciplines.
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)