João Onofre

1976 · Portugal

Artist biography

João Onofre is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Portugal, like other prominent artists such as Mário Pires Cordeiro, Carlos Mensil, Cruzeiro Seixas, Fernanda Amandio, and Manuel Caeiro. João Onofre was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

João Onofre's work is available for viewing at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art in Lisbon, Portugal. João Onofre's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 1000 images; a word is worth a thousand pictures - curator: Alexandre Melo at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art in Lisbon, Portugal. The exhibition was open from 29 November 2018 until 05 January 2019.

Further Biographical Context for João Onofre

João Onofre was born in 1976 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

João Onofre

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