1974 · Turkey
Leylâ Gediz is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Turkey, like other prominent artists such as Begüm Yamanlar, Canan Çakar, Jennifer ipekel, Alpine Arda Bagcik, and Eviner Inci. Leylâ Gediz was born in 1974.
Leylâ Gediz' exhibition
Further Biographical Context for Leylâ Gediz
Born in 1974, Leylâ Gediz was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.