Anna Boghiguian

1946 · Egypt

Artist biography

Anna Boghiguian is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Egypt, like other artists such as Khaled Hafez, Mona Marzouk, Mohamed Abou Elwafa, Yves Dana, and Karim Rashid. Anna Boghiguian was born in 1946.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anna Boghiguian is represented by Sfeir-Semler Gallery located in Hamburg, Germany. Anna Boghiguian's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The People’s People at Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Hamburg, Germany. The exhibition was open from 10 November 2017 until 20 January 2018. Anna Boghiguian's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; The People's People (09 October 2017 - 20 January 2018) at Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Hamburg and The End of Expressionism (12 November 2019 - 30 January 2020) at Galerie Jan Kaps in Cologne.

Further Biographical Context for Anna Boghiguian

Anna Boghiguian was born in 1946 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1960s. The universal impact of the 1960s was truly sensational across the globe. Representative of a time stirring both hope and anger, the 1960s triggered an outburst of cutting-edge ideologies and movements, truly sensational and ground-breaking. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly influential impact globally, mainly defined by the Iron Curtain separating Europe both physically and spiritually, and drastically marked by the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing expectations on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The significant escalation of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism developed the crucial idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the real world. Born of a desire to erase all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Minimalism became influential through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was a fundamental by-product of the latter, simultaneously critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, particular to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for example, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to depict the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the haunting anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Anna Boghiguian

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