Gina Pane

1939 · France

Artist biography

Gina Pane is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in France, like other well-known artists such as Agathe De Bailliencourt, Philippe Apeloig, Mara Fortunatović, Mathieu Boisadan, and Bernard Ollier. Gina Pane was born in 1939.


Gina Pane's work has most recently been exhibited at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London (29 May 2019 until 21 June 2019) with the exhibition ACTION PSYCHÉ . Gina Pane's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; AKTION: CONCEPTUAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY (1960 – 1980), (13 July 2018 - 25 August 2018) at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London and THREADS LEFT DANGLING, VEILED IN INK (15 September 2017 - 04 November 2017) at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna. Gina Pane's first recorded 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 strikes out as one of the most prominent 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 cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 important and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Gina Pane

Born in 1939, Gina Pane was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Gina Pane