Adrian Ghenie

1977 · Romania

Artist biography

Adrian Ghenie is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Romania - other established artists such as Alin Bozbiciu, Nona Inescu, Remus Grecu, Zsolt Berszán, and Robert Fekete were also born in Romania. Adrian Ghenie was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Adrian Ghenie is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Halle in Austria, as well as Tim Van Laere Gallery in Belgium. Adrian Ghenie most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition DESIRE OF THE OTHER. The exhibition was open from 23 September 2018 until 03 October 2018. Adrian Ghenie's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; KUNST KUNST KUNST (19 April 2019 - 18 May 2019) at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp and The Last Waltz (For Leon) (24 January 2019 - 02 March 2019) at Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp. Adrian Ghenie's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called The Graces and took place at Galerie Judin in Berlin, Germany from the 18 November 2017 to 03 February 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Adrian Ghenie

Born in 1977, Adrian Ghenie was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Adrian Ghenie

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