Overview participating exhibitions
Stranded in the Mystery Zone
Nick Helderman visited Vera many times during his time as a student and met in 2007 The Ex during a performance with the Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya. He then followed and photographed them during a tour in Europe and the United States. Last October, he rounded off this long term project in Ethiopia where he witnessed the last series of performances of this unique collaborative project.
Self-taught, in his own free work Nick Helderman (NL, 1987) concentrates primarily on recording the independent music culture, in which he is seeking an alternative for the clichés of the rock-‘n-roll life. For example, he recorded the collaboration between The Ex and the Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria during a tour around the United States.