1973 · Germany
Iris Schomaker is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Felix Gmelin, Volker Stelzmann, Fritz Köthe, Marcus Herse, and Nils-Udo. Iris Schomaker was born in 1973.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Iris Schomaker's work, which are Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Galerie Thomas Schulte in Germany. Iris Schomaker's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Shaping dialogues at Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The exhibition was open from 09 January 2020 until 17 February 2020. Iris Schomaker's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Walking the Line , which took place at Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands (23 November 2018 - 12 January 2019).
Further Biographical Context for Iris Schomaker
Born in 1973, Iris Schomaker was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. 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 famous member of YBAs 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 gained a controversial public 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 leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.