Ellisif Hals

1981 · Norway

Artist biography

Ellisif Hals is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Norway, like other renowned artists such as Cecilie Bjørgäs Jordheim, Nikolai Astrup.D.Y, Lise Steingrims, Jern Jørn, and Christopher Nielsen. Ellisif Hals was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Ellisif Hals' work, including galleries in countries such as Turkey, Norway, and Sweden. The galleries exhibiting Ellisif Hals' work include Anna Laudel in Istanbul, Norske Grafikere in Oslo, and Anna Bohman Gallery in Stockholm. Ellisif Hals' only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Solo Exhibition, which took place at ANNAELLEGALLERY in Stockholm, Sweden (25 September 2019 - 26 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Ellisif Hals

Born in 1981, Ellisif Hals was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A collective 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 diverse group 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 outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Ellisif Hals

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