Arna Óttarsdóttir

1986 · Iceland

Artist biography

Arna Óttarsdóttir is considered to be an emerging artist, who was born and brought up in Iceland, like other famous artists such as Kristleifur Björnsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Einar Thorsteinn, Hlynur Hallsson, and Hildigunnur Birgisdóttir. Arna Óttarsdóttir was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Arna Óttarsdóttir's work, which are i8 Gallery and i8 Galleri in Reykjavik, Iceland. Arna Óttarsdóttir most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at i8 Galleri in Reykjavik (21 August 2019 until 11 October 2019) with the exhibition LATE SUMMER SHOW. Arna Óttarsdóttir's work has also been exhibited during the ARIADNE UNRAVELING exhibition at Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York, the United States (22 May 2019 - 28 June 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Arna Óttarsdóttir

Arna Óttarsdóttir was born in 1986 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Arna Óttarsdóttir

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