Katarzyna Krakowiak

1980 · Poland

Artist biography

Katarzyna Krakowiak is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Poland, like other prominent artists such as Miros?Aw Ba?Ka, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Weronika Gesicka, Druga Grupa (Wacław Janicki), and Mateusz Sadowski. Katarzyna Krakowiak was born in 1980.

Katarzyna Krakowiak's Gallery representation

Katarzyna Krakowiak's work is on display at Galeria Foksal in Warsaw, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Katarzyna Krakowiak

Katarzyna Krakowiak was born in 1980 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. 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, connected 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 famous 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 garnered a divisive 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 leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Katarzyna Krakowiak

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