Fia Backström

1970 · Sweden

Artist biography

Fia Backström is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Marten Lange, Katarina Axelsson, Jenny Källman, Fredrik Åkum, and Linda Hofvander. Fia Backström was born in 1970.


Fia Backström most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Alfonso Artiaco in Naples with the exhibition A boat is a floating piece of space, toward the Horizon’. The exhibition was open from 08 June 2017 until 08 July 2017. Fia Backström's work has also been exhibited during the Summer Group Exhibition exhibition at Callicoon Fine Arts in New York, the United States (27 June 2019 - 31 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Fia Backström

Fia Backström was born in 1970 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 key decade in terms of politics, 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 well-known 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.

Fia Backström

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