Bettina Weiß

1970 · Germany

Artist biography

Bettina Weiß is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Karin Radoy, Katinka Bock, Renate Hampke, Timm Rautert, and Anja Gerecke. Bettina Weiß was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Bettina Weiß's work is on display at Scotty located in Berlin, Germany. Bettina Weiß most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Semjon Contemporary in Berlin with the exhibition collAge. The exhibition was open from 07 February 2020 until 13 March 2020. Bettina Weiß's work has also been exhibited during the 48 hrs exhibition at Semjon Contemporary in Berlin, Germany (23 May 2019 - 25 May 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Bettina Weiß

Born in 1970, Bettina Weiß was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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 garnered a controversial 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 was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas strongly influenced trends in conceptual photography during this time. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes present in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

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