Davide Nido

1966 · Italy

Artist biography

Davide Nido is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Italy. Davide Nido was born in 1966. Also born in Italy around 1966 and of the same generation are Maurizio Cattelan and Grazia Toderi.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Davide Nido's work is on display at Galleria Giovanni Bonelli located in Milan, Italy. Davide Nido's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Group show at Galleria Giovanni Bonelli in Milan, Italy. The exhibition was open from 04 May 2017 until 10 June 2017.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been tremendously lush in cultural influence since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural growth and identity of the country. Italy is also the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, signifying 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first extensive blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages.

Throughout the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless remained as a vital focal point for artistic expression, spawning movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of 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 Davide Nido

Born in 1966, Davide Nido grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Davide Nido

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