Cao Guimarães

1965 · Brazil

Artist biography

Cao Guimarães is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Brazil. Cao Guimarães was born in 1965. Born in the same country and around the same year are Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cao Guimarães is represented by two galleries, which are Galerie Xippas | Paris in France and Galeria Nara Roesler in the United States. Cao Guimarães' work are at the moment exhibiting at at Galeria Nara Roesler in New York with the exhibition Archaeologies of the Selfie (27 February 2020 - 18 April 2020). Cao Guimarães' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Anton Kern Gallery in the United States (14 January 2020 - 15 February 2020) with the name Samba In The Dark and Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo in Brazil (01 December 2019 - 14 February 2020) with the name Estruturas Encontradas [Found Structures].

Further Biographical Context for Cao Guimarães

Cao Guimarães was born in 1965 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Cao Guimarães

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