Anna Betbeze

1980 · United States

Artist biography

Anna Betbeze is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in the the United States, like other renowned artists such as Paul Gagner, Nicole Appel, Baseera Khan, Leland E. Hammel, and Sturtevant. Anna Betbeze was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Anna Betbeze's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Anna Betbeze's work include Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom, Luxembourg & Dayan | New York in the United States, and Markus Lüttgen in Germany. Anna Betbeze most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles (10 May 2019 until 07 June 2019) with the exhibition TIME WOUNDS ALL HEALS. Anna Betbeze's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Simon Lee | New York in the United States (12 November 2019 - 20 December 2019) with the name Since Last We Met and Nina Johnson in the United States (02 October 2019 - 22 November 2019) with the name Accidental Pictures.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural status of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art hub worldwide. Major art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has cultivated a prevailing influence over the worldwide visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political structures. Key examples of critically acclaimed U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Anna Betbeze

Born in 1980, Anna Betbeze 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 artists 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 known 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 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on younger artists.

Anna Betbeze

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