Lydia Moawad

1965

Artist biography

Lydia Moawad is a visual artist. Lydia Moawad was born in 1965. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Will Cotton, Monika Garley, Jens Fänge, Alexey Borisov, and Paul Behnke.

Further Biographical Context for Lydia Moawad

Lydia Moawad was born in 1965 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Lydia Moawad

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