Dré Wapenaar was born in 1961, in Berkel en Rodenrijs, Netherlands. He lives and works in Rotterdam. He attended the Academy of Visual Arts from 1981-1986 in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Known for his tent-like sculptures, he has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States at institutions such as the Gallery Lia Rumma, Milan; the Museum De Fundatie, Heino/Wijhe, the Netherlands; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; and Gallery Surge, Tokyo. He participated in the Liverpool Biennial International, 2002, United Kingdom.