Maria Condado

1981 · Portugal

Artist biography

Maria Condado is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Portugal, like other prominent artists such as Magda Delgado, Aires Mateus, Cláudio Garrudo, Sara, and Joana Salvador. Maria Condado was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Maria Condado's work is on display at Caroline Pagès Gallery located in Lisbon, Portugal. Maria Condado's work has most recently been exhibited at Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon (13 September 2019 until 08 November 2019) with the exhibition A PLAY OF BOUNDARIES.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Condado

Maria Condado was born in 1981 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Maria Condado

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