Maria Laet

1982 · Brazil

Artist biography

Maria Laet is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Brazil, like other well-known artists such as Andreia Souza, Berna Reale, Carla Chaim, Renata Egrejar, and Deyson Gilbert. Maria Laet was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Maria Laet is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are 3+1 Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, Portugal and A Gentil Carioca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Maria Laet's work has most recently been exhibited at Gallery Martine Aboucaya in Paris (16 May 2019 until 14 June 2019) with the exhibition PLAY-LIST 2 . Maria Laet's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Quase um nada, which took place at 3+1 Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, Portugal (14 November 2019 - 10 January 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Maria Laet

Born in 1982, Maria Laet's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A collective 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 varied 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 well known 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 attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, 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 presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Maria Laet