Jia

1979 · China

Artist biography

Jia is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in China. Jia was born in 1979. Born in the same country and around the same year are Wang Ningde, Su-En Wong and Li Songsong.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jia is represented and exhibited by Taubert Contemporary located in Berlin, Germany. Jia most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Taubert Contemporary in Berlin (05 July 2019 until 30 August 2019) with the exhibition whodunnit.

Historical Context of China

For centuries, China has been among the most sophisticated and creative cultures. Unique in its political and cultural systems, and rather hermetic in nature, it has always been somewhat of an enigma to the west. In the Maoist era, which would last for decades from the mid-century period, art and culture served the revolutionary communism of Chairman Mao, brimming with the heroic figures of social realism and various propagandist ideals.

Further Biographical Context for Jia

Jia was born in 1979 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly 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 global 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jia

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