Aimée García

1972 · Cuba

Artist biography

Aimée García is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Cuba, like other celebrated artists such as Daldo Marte, Roćio Rodriguez, Carlos J. Del Toro Orihuela, Marco Antonio Castillo Valdes, and Juan Carlos Rivero-Cintra. Aimée García was born in 1972.

Aimée García's Gallery representation

Aimée García's work is on display at House of Egorn in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Aimée García

Aimée García was born in 1972 and was largely inspired by the 1990s growing up. 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. 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’. 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 central 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 outline.

Aimée García

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