John Herman is a Germany-based self-taught art-activist.
He artistically explores themes of war and peace, visual sociology, and socio-political communication across a rich variety of media—from performances, to video installations, to photography—yet John Herman cryptically resists the title of “artist”.
His practice is fed by his extreme experiences of war, when he was fighting as a volunteer soldier alongside global freedom movements in Africa and the Middle East. In the Global Music market, he has worked as an artist manager, tour manager and a curator for World Music concert series focused on the Middle East, were he lived for a decade.
Since 2018, he has been working as a finance director of DIN A 13, a mixed-abled dance company. Currently he is living and working in Cologne.