Emmanuel Civiello


Artist biography

Emmanuel Civiello is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Emmanuel Civiello was born in 1973. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Christian Andersson, Iris Schomaker, I Made Adi Antara, Fatiha Benmoussa, and Scott Anderson.

Further Biographical Context for Emmanuel Civiello

Emmanuel Civiello was born in 1973 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.