Antoine Donzeaud

1985 · France

Artist biography

Antoine Donzeaud is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other well-known artists such as Fabien Boitard, Pierre Savatier, Pierre Reimer, C215, and Ilann Vogt. Antoine Donzeaud was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Antoine Donzeaud's work, which are Valentin in Paris, France and ASHES/ASHES in New York, the United States. Antoine Donzeaud's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition LE GRAND DÉTOURNEMENT at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 26 June 2019 until 02 August 2019. Antoine Donzeaud's only other exhibition is Cross the Breeze, which took place at Valentin in Paris, France (08 September 2018 - 06 October 2018).

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Antoine Donzeaud

Antoine Donzeaud was born in 1985 and was largely influenced by the 1990s. A group 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 group of practitioners. Many 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 famous 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, 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 making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Antoine Donzeaud

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