Jennifer Allora

1974 · United States

Artist biography

Jennifer Allora is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from the United States, like other prominent artists such as James Krone, Judith Nelson, Laura Davis, Nate Hill, and John Moore. Jennifer Allora was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Jennifer Allora's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Jennifer Allora's work include Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Chantal Crousel in France, as well as Gladstone Gallery | West 24th St in the United States. Jennifer Allora most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lisson Gallery | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Foreign in a Domestic Sense, Allora & Calzadilla. The exhibition was open from 22 September 2017 until 11 November 2017. Jennifer Allora's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Sélection d'œuvres, which took place at Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris, France (11 October 2019 - 22 November 2019).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been a prominent country in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, previously considered as the most important art hub globally. Major art movements developed and fostered in significant ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast branches, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary age, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the visual culture of the World, due to the authority of its economic and political systems. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary era include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Jennifer Allora

Born in 1974, Jennifer Allora was predominantly inspired 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, united generally by their age and nationality. Many 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 the group 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 divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in 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 including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Jennifer Allora

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