Lalla Essaydi

1956 · Morocco

Artist biography

Lalla Essaydi is an established artist, who originates from Morocco, like other renowned artists such as Safaa Erruas, Essaydi, Lalla, Yamou, Carolle Benitah, and Mohamed Lekleti. Lalla Essaydi was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lalla Essaydi is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as Switzerland and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Edwynn Houk | Zurich in Switzerland, as well as Sundaram Tagore Gallery | Chelsea and Edwynn Houk Gallery | New York in the United States. Lalla Essaydi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Spring Selections at Jenkins Johnson Gallery | San Francisco in the United States. The exhibition was open from 18 March 2019 until 23 May 2019. Lalla Essaydi's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is SUMMERTIME..., which took place at Jenkins Johnson Gallery | San Francisco in the United States (18 July 2018 - 15 September 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Lalla Essaydi

Lalla Essaydi was born in 1956 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists including Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate during the following decade.

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