Mai-Thu Perret

1976 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Mai-Thu Perret is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Switzerland - other established artists such as Michael Noser, Xue, Thomas Huber, David Bielander, and Lucilla Papa were also born in Switzerland. Mai-Thu Perret was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Mai-Thu Perret's work, including galleries in countries like Switzerland, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Galerie Francesca Pia in Switzerland, as well as David Kordansky Gallery and Simon Lee | New York in the United States. Mai-Thu Perret most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at CAB in Brussels with the exhibition ALENTOUR. The exhibition was open from 24 April 2019 until 22 June 2019. Mai-Thu Perret's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; News From Nowhere (09 January 2020 - 27 March 2020) at Simon Lee | Hong Kong in China and (Self)Portraits (22 February 2020 - 18 July 2020) at Parkett Exhibition Space | Zurich in Switzerland. Mai-Thu Perret's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called ALENTOUR and took place at CAB in Brussels, Belgium from the 24 April 2019 to 22 June 2019.

Mai-Thu Perret in private collections

On Artland, Jimenez -Colon Collection includes works by Mai-Thu Perret, but also others by Ali Hasanov, Won Sou-Yeol, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the development of Modernism was the establishment of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly became an vital hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a refuge from political uncertainty elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had originated some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist span of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another essential movement that can be attributed to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier may have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first independent projects were realized in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for wealthy local clients. Key Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Mai-Thu Perret

Mai-Thu Perret was born in 1976 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Mai-Thu Perret

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 7

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