Catarina Dias

1979 · Portugal

Artist biography

Catarina Dias is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Portugal, like other celebrated artists such as Rui Pedro Jorge, Luís Paulo Costa, Alexandre Farto Aka Vhils, Hugo Canoilas, and José Carlos Teixeira. Catarina Dias was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Catarina Dias is represented by Galeria Vera Cortês in Lisbon, Portugal. Catarina Dias' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Mamute at Galeria Vera Cortês in Lisbon, Portugal. The exhibition was open from 19 September 2019 until 01 November 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Catarina Dias

Catarina Dias was born in 1979 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 a key 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 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Catarina Dias

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