Adriana Lara

1978 · Mexico

Artist biography

Adriana Lara is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Mexico, like other celebrated artists such as Daniel Alcalá, Ana Teresa Fernández, Sarah Köhl, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, and ASMA. Adriana Lara was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Adriana Lara's work is available on display in 3 galleries around the globe, such as in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the United States. Some of those galleries are 10 Hanover Street in London, Komplot in Brussels, as well as Greenspon in New York. Adriana Lara's work has most recently been exhibited at Emalin in London (10 November 2018 until 20 December 2018) with the exhibition ARCHIVE FEVER. Adriana Lara's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Il lenzuolo viola (23 February 2020 - 11 April 2020) at Ermes-Ermes | Vienna in Austria and More (19 October 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Air de Paris in France. Adriana Lara's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called ARCHIVE FEVER and took place at Emalin in London, the United Kingdom from the 10 November 2018 to 20 December 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Adriana Lara

Adriana Lara was born in 1978, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Adriana Lara

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