Joanna Piotrowska

1985 · Poland

Artist biography

Joanna Piotrowska is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Poland, like other well-known artists such as Irmina Staś, Justyna Górowska, Janusz Orbitowski, Agnieszka Brzezanska, and Karolina Breguła. Joanna Piotrowska was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Joanna Piotrowska's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom, Poland, and Portugal. The galleries exhibiting Joanna Piotrowska's work include Southard Reid in London, Galeria Dawid Radziszewski in Warsaw, as well as Madragoa in Lisboa. Joanna Piotrowska most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Southard Reid in London (30 September 2017 until 04 November 2017) with the exhibition Untitled.

Further Biographical Context for Joanna Piotrowska

Joanna Piotrowska was born in 1985 and 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 renowned 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 famous 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 high amount of media coverage that they received, 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 creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Joanna Piotrowska

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