1969 · Sweden
Karin Alsin is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Sweden - other established artists such as Fredrik Åkum, Anders Ørnberg, Nathalie Djurberg, Simon Stålenhag, and Anna Ling were also born in Sweden. Karin Alsin was born in 1969.
Karin Alsin's exhibition
Further Biographical Context for Karin Alsin
Born in 1969, Karin Alsin grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.