Iman Issa

1979 · Egypt

Artist biography

Iman Issa is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Egypt, like other well-known artists such as Huda Lutfi, Youssef Nabil, Wael Shawky, Chant Avedissian, and Ahmed Abdelmoneim Abbas. Iman Issa was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Iman Issa is represented by 3 galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Spain, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Rodeo in the United Kingdom, carlier I gebauer I Madrid in Spain, and carlier | gebauer in Germany. Iman Issa most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Rodeo in London with the exhibition WE. The exhibition was open from 29 September 2018 until 10 October 2018. Iman Issa's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Rodeo in London (18 November 2017 - 28 November 2018) with the name HERITAGE STUDIES and Galerie Valérie Bach in Brussels (08 January 2020 - 20 March 2020) with the name American Women, The infinite journey. Iman Issa's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Ways Of The Hand and took place at Maisterravalbuena Galería | Madrid in Spain from the 16 May 2017 to 29 July 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Iman Issa

Iman Issa was born in 1979 and was largely inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Iman Issa