Anna Malagrida

1970 · Spain

Artist biography

Anna Malagrida is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Spain, like other famous artists such as Bonifacio, Maria Luisa Sanz , Marc Vives, Fermín Jiménez Landa, and Juan Peris. Anna Malagrida was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anna Malagrida's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in France, Spain, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Anna Malagrida's work include Galerie RX in Paris, Galería Senda in Barcelona, and Philipp von Rosen Galerie in Cologne. Anna Malagrida most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie RX in Paris with the exhibition Oeuvres Choisies. The exhibition was open from 10 May 2019 until 12 June 2019. Anna Malagrida's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Cristal House, which took place at Galería Senda in Barcelona, Spain (23 May 2017 - 23 July 2017).

Currently, Anna Malagrida has a total of 11 artworks for sale at Artland.

Historical Context of Spain

Spain has played a crucial role in the maturation of art in the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, a young Pablo Picasso developed a uniquely expressive approach to figuration in the post-Impressionist era, initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he was to settle in Paris in 1904. Picasso was also the chief founding member of the Cubist movement, a group in which he was joined by fellow Spaniard Juan Gris. Both Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were leading figures in the Surrealist movement, though they were also domiciled in France for large parts of their careers. During the twentieth century the political and cultural landscape of Spain was dominated by the totalitarian autocracy of General Franco whose dictatorship ruled the country, in one form or another, from 1939 until 1975, at which time the monarchy was restored to Juan-Carlos I who subsequently implemented substantial reform. The Franco regime was distinguished by its brutal anti-communist stance, and the departure of important intellectual and cultural figures that chose not to live under an oppressive regime. The cultural life of the avant-garde suffered significantly, since liberal artistic movements are often known for their leftist leanings. Significant modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo, and Manolo Valdes.

Further Biographical Context for Anna Malagrida

Born in 1970, Anna Malagrida's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Anna Malagrida

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