Ana Santos

1982 · Portugal

Artist biography

Ana Santos is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Portugal, like other celebrated artists such as Miguelangelo Veiga, Nú Barreto, Nuno De Almeida E Silva, Joao Felino, and José Almeida Pereira. Ana Santos was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ana Santos is represented by two galleries, which are Galeria Quadrado Azul | Lisbon in Portugal and The Goma in Spain. Ana Santos most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at viennacontemporary in Austria with the exhibition Art Fair viennacontemporary. The exhibition was open from 20 September 2017 until 23 September 2017. Ana Santos' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Summer Group Show (04 July 2019 - 06 September 2019) at Galeria Quadrado Azul | Lisbon in Portugal and Ana Santos - Fernando Lanhas (20 September 2018 - 10 November 2018) at Galeria Quadrado Azul | Lisbon in Portugal. Ana Santos' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Art Fair viennacontemporary and took place at viennacontemporary in Austria from the 20 September 2017 to 23 September 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Ana Santos

Born in 1982, Ana Santos was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. A collective 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 collective 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, 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 such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Ana Santos

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