Ger VAN ELK (b. 1941)

Dutch artist Ger van Elk is first and foremost a conceptual artist. Through the mediums of photography, paint, film, sculpture or installation, Elk confidently switches between classic themes of art history and more radical and witty ideas.


Van Elk was included in almost all key exhibitions of conceptual art, notably Arte Povera, Amalfi, 1968, Op losse schoeven, Amsterdam, 1969 and in the same year, Harald Szeemann's seminal exhibition When Attitudes Become Form, Bern and London. Recent exhibitions include Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam, 2007, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2008, and In and Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art 1960-1976, MoMA, NY,2009.


His work is included in the collections of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, MoMA, NY, and the Tate, London.


Visit the online page that TATE dedicates to the artist.