Arcelia Colina


Artist biography

Arcelia Colina is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Arcelia Colina was born in 1971. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Kristian Devantier, DOVRAT-AMSILY BARAK, John Von Bergen, Greg Semu, and Moti.

Further Biographical Context for Arcelia Colina

Born in 1971, Arcelia Colina's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Arcelia Colina

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