Jac Leirner

1961 · Brazil

Artist biography

Jac Leirner is an established artist, who was born in Brazil. Jac Leirner was born in 1961. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jac Leirner is represented and exhibited by 3 galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Brazil. Some of those galleries are White Cube | Bermondsey in London, Galeria Presença in Porto, as well as Bergamin & Gomide in São Paulo. Jac Leirner most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh (01 July 2017 until 22 October 2017) with the exhibition Add It Up. Jac Leirner's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Lineup (29 October 2019 - 13 December 2019) at Almine Rech Gallery | New York in the United States and SCULPTURES (12 July 2018 - 10 August 2018) at Andrew Kreps Gallery in the United States. Jac Leirner's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Add It Up and took place at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom from the 01 July 2017 to 22 October 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Jac Leirner

Jac Leirner was born in 1961 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jac Leirner

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