Aglae Cortés


Artist biography

Aglae Cortés is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Aglae Cortés was born in 1977. Artists Mircea Cantor, Nilbar Güreş, Glauber Ballestero, Benjamin Sabatier, and Aixinjueluo Yucheng are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Aglae Cortés

Aglae Cortés was born in 1977, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Aglae Cortés

Group Exhibition
ALMANAQUE fotográfica · Mexico, Mexico
Jul 22 – Sep 19, 2020