Janaina Tschäpe

1973 · Germany

Artist biography

Janaina Tschäpe is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other renowned artists such as Frauke Dannert, Martin Mlecko, Experimental Setup (Kata Hinterlechner und Bosko Gastager), Thomas Kitzinger, and Lion Lobbes. Janaina Tschäpe was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Janaina Tschäpe is represented by 6 galleries around the world, including countries like Denmark, France, and the United States. Galleries include Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Denmark, as well as Galerie Xippas | Paris and Galerie Catherine Bastide in France. Janaina Tschäpe most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Copenhagen with the exhibition Unterirdisch Auch Du. The exhibition was open from 21 April 2017 until 17 June 2017. Janaina Tschäpe's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Unterirdisch Auch Du and took place at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 21 April 2017 to 17 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Janaina Tschäpe

Born in 1973, Janaina Tschäpe was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.

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