Solo exhibition of the work of artist Adelhyd van Bender on view at Delmes & Zander

Delmes & Zander is presenting the work of artist Adelhyd van Bender in a solo exhibition for the very first time. Born on October 16, 1950 as Harald Friedrich Bender in the city of Bruchsal (Baden-Württemberg), Adelhyd van Bender leaves his parental home at age 15 after his parents’ break-up and moves to Ludwigshafen where he lives in a juvenile home and completes an apprenticeship as an electrician. In 1968, Bender moves to Berlin working as an electrician for two years, later becoming unemployed. In 1974, he completes his General Certificate of Secondary Education in evening courses. In October of the same year, he is admitted to the HdK Berlin (Berlin Arts Academy) where he studies for two years, until he is forced to exmatriculate in 1976. After the lease to his apartment has been terminated, he travels to England convinced that he will be able to trace his

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