Cory Arcangel

1978 · United States

Artist biography

Cory Arcangel is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States. The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a central point that has played a substantial role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art capital. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern era has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that emerged in the United States. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Cory Arcangel was born in 1978, making him 42 years old today. Artists Allison Wade, Luis Úrculo, Gorka Mohamed, Honey Biba Beckerlee, and Benjamin Appel are of the same generation.

Cory Arcangel's Biographical Context

Born in 1978, Cory Arcangel grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 decade 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 particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cory Arcangel's work is on display in 6 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Austria, and the United States. Galleries include Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Halle in Austria. Cory Arcangel most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Villa Kast in Austria (27 January 2019 until the 16 March 2019) with the exhibition VERTICALS. Cory Arcangel's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Cc Foundation&Art Centre Cc in Shanghai (19 September 2019 - 30 October 2019) with the name Topline and Anonymous Gallery in Mexico City (12 May 2019 - 19 May 2019) with the name 100 Sculptures. Cory Arcangel's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Difference Engine and took place at Lisson Gallery | West 24th Street, New York in the United States from the 29 June 2018 to 10 August 2018.

Cory Arcangel in private collections

On Artland Cory Arcangel's artworks can be found in the collection of Louis Kotze, Jhen, and Victor Benady, who for instance also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Douglas Mandry.

Cory Arcangel

  • Exhibitions 7