Beatrice Pediconi

1972 · Italy

Artist biography

Beatrice Pediconi is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other celebrated artists such as Aldo Spoldi, Gaia Petra Sana, Pascali Pino, Guglielmo springer, and Erik Saglia. Beatrice Pediconi was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Beatrice Pediconi's work is on display in two galleries, which are z2o Sara Zanin Gallery in Rome, Italy and Photo & Contemporary in Turin, Italy. Beatrice Pediconi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Traces at z2o Sara Zanin Gallery in Rome, Italy. The exhibition was open from 22 January 2020 until 21 March 2020. Beatrice Pediconi's work has also been exhibited during the Three - Some - Thing exhibition at Elga Wimmer PCC in New York, the United States (27 June 2018 - 27 July 2018).

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly sumptuous in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural growth and identity of the country. Italy represents the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive flowering of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. During the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless endured as a vital centre for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Beatrice Pediconi

Born in 1972, Beatrice Pediconi's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Beatrice Pediconi

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