Alexandre Da Cunha

1969 · Brazil

Artist biography

Alexandre Da Cunha is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Brazil. Alexandre Da Cunha was born in 1969. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Fernanda Gomes, Vik Muniz and Ernesto Neto.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alexandre Da Cunha's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Italy. The galleries exhibiting Alexandre Da Cunha's work include Thomas Dane Gallery in the United Kingdom, Office Baroque | Bloemenhofplein 5 in Belgium, as well as Thomas Dane Gallery | Naples in Italy. Alexandre Da Cunha's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Mayfair at 31 Cork Street at Studio Voltaire in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 25 September 2019 until 20 December 2019. Alexandre Da Cunha's work has also been exhibited during the Portal exhibition at Galeria Luisa Strina in São Paulo, Brazil (04 February 2020 - 13 March 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Alexandre Da Cunha

Born in 1969, Alexandre Da Cunha was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous 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 significant 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Alexandre Da Cunha

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