Magdalena Jitrik

1966 · Argentina

Artist biography

Magdalena Jitrik is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Argentina, like other well-known artists such as Amalia Ulman, Humberto Rivas, Marcela Böhm, David Lamelas, and Sam Winston. Magdalena Jitrik was born in 1966.


Magdalena Jitrik most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Maisterravalbuena Galería | Madrid in Spain (16 May 2017 until 29 July 2017) with the exhibition Ways Of The Hand. Magdalena Jitrik's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is La superación de la guerra, which took place at waldengallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina (12 June 2019 - 02 August 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Magdalena Jitrik

Magdalena Jitrik was born in 1966, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Magdalena Jitrik

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