Eva Nielsen

1983 · France

Artist biography

Eva Nielsen is an established mid-career artist, who originates from France, like other famous artists such as Pierre Daniel, Philippe Segeral, Jérôme Borel, Philippe Borderieux, and Gregory Cumins. Eva Nielsen was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eva Nielsen is represented and exhibited by Galerie Dominique Fiat located in Paris, France. Eva Nielsen is exhibited at the exhibition, Reality Is Not What It Seems at jousse entreprise in Paris, France. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 29 March 2020. Eva Nielsen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; jousse entreprise in Paris (05 February 2020 - 21 February 2020) with the name Group exhibition and Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou in Paris (24 January 2020 - 13 March 2020) with the name On n'y voit rien. Eva Nielsen's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Permanent Collection and took place at MAC VAL | Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Paris, France from the 16 November 2005 to 30 December 2022.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Eva Nielsen

Eva Nielsen was born in 1983 and was largely inspired creatively 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 well-known 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 garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. 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 key 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 agenda.

Eva Nielsen

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