JAN HENDERIKSE Dutch, b. 1937


Henderikse (b. 1937 Delft, The Netherlands) moved to Dusseldorf in 1959, one of the epicentres of the post-war European avant-garde, and became part of the circle of international ZERO artists. In 1961 Henderikse formed the Dutch Nul Group together with Armando, Henk Peeters and Jan Schoonhoven where he exhibited a wall of beer crates in the landmark exhibition Nul at the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum in 1962. 


Henderikse settled in Curacao from 1963–67 creating mixed media assemblages with licence plates and coins. In 1968 Henderikse moved to New York, working mainly with assemblages of found objects and photographic sequences and has continued to focus on conceptually based photographic objects, multiples and ready-mades. His found-art period culminated in him signing the Oberkasseler bridge in Düsseldorf as an artwork. The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam recently held a retrospective on the artist in 2018 and recent contributions to group exhibitions in Amsterdam, Berlin, Dusseldorf, London, Miami, New York and Tokyo. Henderikse lives and works in New York, USA.