Chiara Fumai

1978 · Italy

Artist biography

Chiara Fumai is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Italy - other established artists such as Alfredo Maiorino, Oli Bonzanigo, Andrea Chidichimo, Claudia Losi, and Maxwell McMaster were also born in Italy. Chiara Fumai was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Chiara Fumai's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in Belgium, Italy, and Spain. Some of those galleries are Tatjana Pieters in Ghent, Guido Costa Projects in Turin, as well as Rosa Santos in Valencia. Chiara Fumai most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rosa Santos in Valencia with the exhibition On Conference. The exhibition was open from 14 February 2019 until 17 April 2019. Chiara Fumai's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is POURING INTO AN ARRAY OF CHARACTERS, which took place at Galerie im Turm in Berlin, Germany (16 May 2019 - 22 June 2019).

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its sumptuous artistic legacy. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which signifies “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been a fervent era of cultural and political awakenings, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although significantly affected by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most powerful artistic centres, home to pioneering movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly eminent Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Chiara Fumai

Chiara Fumai was born in 1978 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. 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, united generally by their age and nationality. A number 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 the group 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 gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. 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 leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Chiara Fumai

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