Cristina Camacho

1987 · Colombia

Artist biography

Cristina Camacho is a young emerging artist, who originates from Colombia, like other prominent artists such as Edgar Negret, Max Steven Grossman, Juan-Carlos Fierro, Danilo Dueñas, and Camilo Godoy. Cristina Camacho was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cristina Camacho is represented by Praxis | New York in the United States. Cristina Camacho's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition /ˈvʌlvə/ at Praxis | New York in the United States. The exhibition was open from 15 May 2019 until 04 July 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Cristina Camacho

Cristina Camacho was born in 1987 and was largely influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. 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 key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Cristina Camacho

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