Marko Markovic

1983 · Croatia

Artist biography

Marko Markovic is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Croatia, like other artists such as David Maljkovic, Goran Trbuljak, Aleksandar Kolenc, Nick Kacic-Miosic, and Vlado Martek. Marko Markovic was born in 1983.

Marko Markovic's Gallery representation

Marko Markovic is represented by Interstate Projects located in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Marko Markovic

Marko Markovic was born in 1983, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Marko Markovic

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