Berta Caccamo

1963 - 2018

Artist biography

Berta Caccamo was an artist, Born in 1963, Berta Caccamo passed away in 2018. Also born in 1963 and of this same generation are Doug Bartlett, Xu Hongfei, Xiyadie, Christoph Hänsli, and Michael Bogumil.

Further Biographical Context for Berta Caccamo

Born in 1963, Berta Caccamo was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Berta Caccamo

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