Ariel Orozco

1979 · Cuba

Artist biography

Ariel Orozco is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Cuba, like other renowned artists such as Jorge Pardo, Lester Campa, Abel Barroso, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, and Carlos Barreiro. Ariel Orozco was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ariel Orozco's work is available for viewing at Federica Schiavo Gallery | Milan in Italy. Ariel Orozco's work has most recently been exhibited at Galeria Enrique Guerrero in Mexico City (04 February 2020 until 21 March 2020) with the exhibition La Cabeza en los Pies.

Further Biographical Context for Ariel Orozco

Born in 1979, Ariel Orozco was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A collective 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 varied collective 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 renowned 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high 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 creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Ariel Orozco

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