Caroline Chiu

1967

Artist biography

Caroline Chiu is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Caroline Chiu was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Hervé Alagiraude, Klaus Weber, Ángel Borrego, Pascale Buunk, and Charles Linder.

Further Biographical Context for Caroline Chiu

Caroline Chiu was born in 1967 and was predominantly inspired 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 culture. The 1980s were an important decade politically, 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 leading 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Caroline Chiu

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