Eric Andersen was born in 1940 in Antwerp, Belgium. One of the pioneers of InterMedia, for more than 5 decades he has been developing open works, works under change, arte strumentale, audience participation, and communication not conditioned by traditional media or accepted technology. In 1962 he was one of the founders of the international network Fluxus. He has made several hundreds of exhibitions and performances all over the world and published innumerable publications, one of them including a town. His major works include Hidden Paintings, Crying Spaces, Confession Kitchens, Lawns That Turn Towards The Sun, and Artificial Stars. In 1996, during “Copenhagen, The Cultural City of Europe,” he became the artistic director of the biggest InterMedia event ever presented in Europe. The event lasted 3 days and included helicopters, parachuters, living sheep, mountain climbers, and 500 singers walking on the sea.
Eric Andersen is represented in all major collections of experimental art and has been awarded many private and government grants. In 1987, he won the Eiffel Tower Prize, and in 1997, he received the Eckersberg Medal from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1999, he has received a lifelong grant from The Danish State in honor of his cultural achievements.