Ana Roldán

1977 · Mexico

Artist biography

Ana Roldán is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Mexico, like other well-known artists such as Gabriel Orozco, Japanese, Carlos Aguirre, Paula Kas, and Teresa Margolles. Ana Roldán was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ana Roldán's work is available for viewing at Galería Formato Cómodo located in Madrid, Spain. Ana Roldán most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galería Formato Cómodo in Madrid (25 February 2019 until 29 April 2019) with the exhibition Clear opacity. Ana Roldán's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is P2P, which took place at Herrmann Germann Contemporary in Zurich, Switzerland (22 November 2018 - 09 February 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Ana Roldán

Born in 1977, Ana Roldán's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. 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 group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known 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'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Ana Roldán

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