Jan Hendrix

(b. 1949)


The talent of Jan Hendrix encompasses a wide range of artistic media.  Born in Maasbree, Holland in the year 1949, his formal education began at Ateliers 63 in Haarlem and was completed at Jan Van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht.  As exploratory in his travels as in his creative expression, Hendrix spent the years between 1971 and 1976 in France, Portugal, Norway and Ireland.  His first solo exhibition was held in 1975, and the group exhibitions in which he has participated literally span the globe. Since 1978, he has lived and worked in Mexico.  

Hendrix’s talent has been recognized by numerous supporters in a variety of fields outside the visual arts, including architecture and literature.  He has been the collaborator on architectural projects in which his modestly-scaled visions were made monumental, and has provided illustrations for books by such distinguished authors as Seamus Heaney, Gabriel García Marquez, Paolo Ruffilli and Bert Schierbeck.  In 2005, he collaborated with W. G. Sebald on the first Spanish edition of After Nature



Storyboard, Museo Amparo Puebla, Mexico

Jan Hendrix, Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey NL, Mexico


Storyboard, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey NL, Mexico

Beneath the Surface, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketcham, Idaho

Signos de Origen, Centro de Diseño, Cine y Television, Mexico City


After Nature, Galería Rafael Ortiz, Seville, Spain

Advento, 100 objects of design, National Museum, University of Seoul, Korea

The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, London

Expo AICHI 2005, Toyota, Japan

El Mito de dos Volcanes: Popocatépetl e Iztaccihuatl, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City


Mexican Report: Contemporary Art from Mexico, Blue

Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas


Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes

Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

Secretaria de Hacienda

Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico

Office of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Holland

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France

Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Holland

Fundacion Cultural Televisa, Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca

Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, Holland

Fundacion Rodriguez Acosta, Granada, Spain

Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo, Holland

Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, Holland

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland

Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, Holland

Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, UNAM, Mexico City

Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Coleccion Jaques y Natasha Gellman, Mexico City