Cui Mingtao


Artist biography

Cui Mingtao is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Cui Mingtao was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Pietro Capogrosso, Natacha Aksionova, Mali Wu, Juliane Duda, and Oliver Ross.

Further Biographical Context for Cui Mingtao

Cui Mingtao was born in 1967 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.