Emily Jacir

1970 · State of Palestine

Artist biography

Emily Jacir is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from State of Palestine, like other prominent artists such as Abdul Rahman Katanani, Ayreen Anastas, Seth Price, Hazem Harb, and Steve Sabella. Emily Jacir was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Emily Jacir is represented and exhibited by 3 galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London, Alberto Peola in Turin, as well as Alexander and Bonin in New York. Emily Jacir most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Alberto Peola in Turin (19 September 2019 until 24 October 2019) with the exhibition Thirty times September. Emily Jacir's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Emily Jacir: La Mia Mappa (07 September 2018 - 27 October 2018) at Alexander and Bonin in New York and Documenta 14 (10 June 2017 - 17 September 2017) at Alexander and Bonin in New York. Emily Jacir's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Documenta 14 and took place at Alexander and Bonin in New York, the United States from the 10 June 2017 to 17 September 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Emily Jacir

Born in 1970, Emily Jacir's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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. A number 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 the group 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 leading 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 outline.

Emily Jacir

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