Johanna Billing

1973 · Sweden

Artist biography

Johanna Billing is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Sofia Hultén, Violeta Malmrup, Tobias Sternberg, Oskar Koliander, and Andreas Emenius. Johanna Billing was born in 1973.

Galleries

Johanna Billing is represented by two galleries, which are Laveronica arte contemporanea in Modica, Italy and Kavi Gupta Gallery | Washington Blvd in Chicago, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Johanna Billing

Johanna Billing was born in 1973 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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. A number 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 well-known member of YBAs 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 controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. 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 central 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 agenda.

Johanna Billing

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