Jochem Hendricks

(*1959) studied fine arts from 1980 to 1985 in Frankfurt/Main, New York and Berlin. He lives and works in Frankfurt.

His neo-conceptual work is based on a strong interest in artistic strategies. His practice is cross-media and ranges from sculpture to photography, film, painting, drawing or text. Cooperative strategies play an essential role here: Collaborations with scientists and research institutes, with technicians, artists, lawyers, companies and specialists of all kinds on the basis of a constantly growing, international network. Hendricks’ practice explores the social and economical codes and boundaries that we live by, as well as questioning received ideas surrounding beauty and value. His longterm projects often involve investigative processes more normally associated with scientific enquiry, questioning the boundaries of legality and using materials that raise complex moral and ethical issues. His works also raise questions about the value and meaning of labour, as well as notions of truth and imagination.

Jochem Hendricks has been extensively collected and exhibited at many international major museums and art institutes, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, ICC Tokyo, Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, The New Art Gallery Walsall, The John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Kunstverein Freiburg, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Kentucky Museum of Art, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton NY, Gropiusbau Berlin, Centre for Contemporary Art, Waregem, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, 9. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Expo 2000, Hannover, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Yun.Contemporary Arts Center, Shanghai among many others. His works are part of major collections like San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Union Investment, Frankfurt, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Sammlung Kollitsch, Klagenfurt, Schürmann Collection, Herzogenrath, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Neue Galerie Graz, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt among many others.