Elika Hedayat

1979

Artist biography

Elika Hedayat is a mid-career established artist. Elika Hedayat was born in 1979. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Andrzej Gudański, Juan Jesús Dueñas Ruiz, Anja Ronacher, Thomas Desbouvrie, and Pascal Hachem.

Further Biographical Context for Elika Hedayat

Born in 1979, Elika Hedayat grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, 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. significant 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Elika Hedayat

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