Carl Hammoud

1976 · Sweden

Artist biography

Carl Hammoud is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Sweden, like other famous artists such as Lena Hautoniemi, Eva Larsson, Thomas Gunnarsson (Okok), Ludvig Helin, and Okok. Carl Hammoud was born in 1976.

Exhibitions

Carl Hammoud is currently exhibiting at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm with the exhibition Group Show with Gallery Artists (26 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Carl Hammoud's work has also been exhibited during the STUMBLE exhibition at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm, Sweden (25 March 2017 - 07 May 2017).

Further Biographical Context for Carl Hammoud

Born in 1976, Carl Hammoud was primarily influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Carl Hammoud

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