Brent Wadden

1979 · Canada

Artist biography

Brent Wadden is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Canada, like other prominent artists such as Fiona Alison Duncan, Shawn Serfas, Duncan Macaskill, Fucci ., and John Devlin. Brent Wadden was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Brent Wadden is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like the United States and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Brent Wadden's work include PACE | New York and Mitchell-Innes & Nash | Chelsea in the United States, and Peres Projects in Germany. Brent Wadden most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Pace London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition sympathetic resonance. The exhibition was open from 22 November 2018 until 11 January 2019. Brent Wadden's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Banks / Bars (23 April 2019 - 21 May 2019) at Almine Rech Gallery | Brussels in Belgium and Are You Familiar With Our Concept? (16 January 2020 - 07 February 2020) at CFHILL in Sweden. Brent Wadden's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Brent Wadden "zerodayolds" and took place at Peres Projects in Berlin, Germany from the 28 April 2017 to 09 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Brent Wadden

Brent Wadden was born in 1979, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many 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. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Brent Wadden