Kukula Nampitjinpa Mcdonald


Artist biography

Kukula Nampitjinpa Mcdonald is seen as an established mid-career artist. Kukula Nampitjinpa Mcdonald was born in 1985. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Julia Cybis, Saghar Daeiri, Maxime Bondu, Misleidys Francisca Castillo Pedroso, and Szymon Burak.

Further Biographical Context for Kukula Nampitjinpa Mcdonald

Born in 1985, Kukula Nampitjinpa Mcdonald was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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. Many 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 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 enterprising. The group dominated 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 like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Kukula Nampitjinpa Mcdonald

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