Ai-Wen Wu Kratz

1988 · Taiwan

Artist biography

Ai-Wen Wu Kratz is a young emerging artist, who originates from Taiwan, like other famous artists such as Jason Chung, Juan Carlos Wang , Ting-Tong Chang, Arthur Ou, and Lin Ya Ha. Ai-Wen Wu Kratz was born in 1988.

Ai-Wen Wu Kratz' Gallery representation

Ai-Wen Wu Kratz' work is available for viewing at Amsterdam Whitney Gallery located in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Ai-Wen Wu Kratz

Ai-Wen Wu Kratz was born in 1988 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s. A group 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 diverse group of practitioners. Many 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 renowned 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Ai-Wen Wu Kratz

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