Heinz Mack attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the 1950s, during which time he also earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Cologne. Mack entered the canon of art history for his part in creating ZERO, an artistic movement founded with Otto Piene in 1957. He participated at Documenta II (1959) and Documenta III (1966), also representing the Federal Republic of Germany at the 35th Venice Biennale (1970). Mack has been honoured with major awards, including the Premio Marzotto (1963), the 1st Prix Arts Plastiques at the 4th Paris Biennale (1965) and the Grand Federal Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany (2011). Mack’s work has been shown in nearly 300 solo exhibitions and numerous other group exhibitions. Mack’s works can be found in numerous public and private collections worldwide, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate, London; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.