Jennifer Lefort

1976 · Canada

Artist biography

Jennifer Lefort is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Canada, like other prominent artists such as David Altmejd, Winnie Truong, Janice Kerbel, Kent Merriman Jr., and Janet Cardiff. Jennifer Lefort was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jennifer Lefort's work is available for viewing at Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, the United States. Jennifer Lefort's work has most recently been exhibited at Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami (19 April 2019 until 24 May 2019) with the exhibition IT ONLY COUNTS IF YOU TAKE A BIG PIECE.

Further Biographical Context for Jennifer Lefort

Born in 1976, Jennifer Lefort was largely influenced by the 1990s. A collective 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 attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. 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 key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Jennifer Lefort

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