Marcia Xavier

1967 · Brazil

Artist biography

Marcia Xavier is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Brazil. Marcia Xavier was born in 1967. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marcia Xavier's work is available for viewing at Casa Triângulo in São Paulo, Brazil. Marcia Xavier's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The body inside the body inside the body at Galeria 111 | Lisbon in Portugal. The exhibition was open from 17 November 2018 until 12 January 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Marcia Xavier

Born in 1967, Marcia Xavier's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. influential 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Marcia Xavier

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