Crystel Ceresa

1977 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Crystel Ceresa is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Switzerland, like other renowned artists such as Taiyo Onorato, Bénédict Remund, Gina Folly, Bertold Stallmach, and Patrick Rohner. Crystel Ceresa was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Crystel Ceresa 's work is on display at Galleri Christoffer Egelund located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Crystel Ceresa 's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleri Christoffer Egelund in Copenhagen (20 February 2020 until 21 March 2020) with the exhibition Hecate - Æther. Crystel Ceresa 's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; winter group show XMAS’19 (05 December 2019 - 18 January 2020) at Galleri Christoffer Egelund in Copenhagen and 10 years Laleh June Gallery (08 June 2018 - 28 July 2018) at Laleh June Galerie in Basel. Crystel Ceresa 's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called 10 years Laleh June Gallery and took place at Laleh June Galerie in Basel, Switzerland from the 08 June 2018 to 28 July 2018.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the unravelling of Modernism was the formation of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly became an significant centre of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a haven from political instability elsewhere in Europe. Beforehand, Switzerland had originated some quirky and extraordinary artists in the Post-Impressionist era of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another essential movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier might have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first independent projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for affluent local clients. Important Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Crystel Ceresa

Crystel Ceresa was born in 1977 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many 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 famous member of YBAs 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 controversial public 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 dominated 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Crystel Ceresa

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