Athena Papadopoulos

1988 · Canada

Artist biography

Athena Papadopoulos is seen as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Canada, like other renowned artists such as Pascal Roy, Sara Macculloch, Other, Daniel Rushton, and Marianna Rothen. Athena Papadopoulos was born in 1988.


Athena Papadopoulos' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition From the Inside Out at Drawing Room in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 20 September 2018 until 11 November 2018. Athena Papadopoulos' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; The Smurfette (28 April 2017 - 03 June 2017) at Emalin in London and ABSTRACT SEX (29 October 2019 - 02 November 2019) at Artissima in Torino. Athena Papadopoulos' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called The Smurfette and took place at Emalin in London, the United Kingdom from the 28 April 2017 to 03 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Athena Papadopoulos

Athena Papadopoulos was born in 1988 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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 YBAs 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 gained a divisive 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 entrepreneurial. The group dominated 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 decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Athena Papadopoulos

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