Birgit Megerle

1975 · Germany

Artist biography

Birgit Megerle is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Germany, like other famous artists such as Adrian Buschmann, Dieter Villinger, Anton Henning, Stefan Löffelhardt, and Peter Paul Rubens. Birgit Megerle was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Birgit Megerle's work is on display in two galleries, which are Galleria Fonti in Naples, Italy and Galerie Neu in Berlin, Germany. Birgit Megerle most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna (14 November 2019 until 17 December 2019) with the exhibition The year off. Birgit Megerle's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; ELEVATIONS (14 September 2018 - 03 November 2018) at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna and The Vitalist Economy of Painting (14 September 2018 - 06 November 2018) at MD72 in Berlin. Birgit Megerle's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called ELEVATIONS and took place at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna, Austria from the 14 September 2018 to 03 November 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Birgit Megerle

Birgit Megerle was born in 1975 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, 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.

Birgit Megerle