Marta Michalska-Kurczyńska

1978

Artist biography

Marta Michalska-Kurczyńska is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist. Marta Michalska-Kurczyńska was born in 1978. Artists like Madame Gazelle, Lai Sheng, Song Hongquan, Raymond Kawataki Go, and Fleur Baudon were also born in 1978.

Further Biographical Context for Marta Michalska-Kurczyńska

Born in 1978, Marta Michalska-Kurczyńska's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Marta Michalska-Kurczyńska

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