Farida Le Suavé

1969 · France

Artist biography

Farida Le Suavé is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other renowned artists such as Armelle de Sainte Marie, Raphaël Barontini, Laure Boin, Bertrand Dezoteux, and Azzedine Saleck. Farida Le Suavé was born in 1969.


Farida Le Suavé most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris (24 January 2020 until 06 March 2020) with the exhibition Grand mix. Farida Le Suavé's work has also been exhibited during the Chère chair exhibition at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris, France (22 May 2019 - 26 July 2019).

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential country in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France fostered the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Farida Le Suavé

Born in 1969, Farida Le Suavé was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Farida Le Suavé

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