Anna Virnich

1984 · Germany

Artist biography

Anna Virnich is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other renowned artists such as Toby Burrows, Max Frintrop, Matthias Franz, Charlotte Bastian, and Susann Pönisch. Anna Virnich was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anna Virnich is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City, Mexico and Drei in Cologne, Germany. Anna Virnich most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City (19 June 2019 until 09 August 2019) with the exhibition Lightning Visible, no Thunder Heard. Anna Virnich's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Achenbach Hagemeier in Berlin (29 August 2019 - 30 October 2019) with the name Painting Zeitgeist? and Drei in Cologne (18 November 2018 - 19 January 2019) with the name Warm Milky Acid, Silver Slip.

Anna Virnich in private collections

On Artland Anna Virnich's works can be found in the collection of patrick droste , who for instance also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Sarah Derat, and Tora Aghabayova.

Further Biographical Context for Anna Virnich

Anna Virnich was born in 1984 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Anna Virnich

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 5

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