Manuel Caeiro

1975 · Portugal

Artist biography

Manuel Caeiro is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Portugal, like other celebrated artists such as Antonio Homem Cardoso, Manoel Barbosa, Nuno De Almeida E Silva, João Jacinto, and João Fonte Santa. Manuel Caeiro was born in 1975.


Manuel Caeiro is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, Portugal and Ponce + Robles in Madrid, Spain.

Further Biographical Context for Manuel Caeiro

Born in 1975, Manuel Caeiro grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified 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 strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Manuel Caeiro

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