1977 · Ivory Coast
Méné is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the Ivory Coast, like other renowned artists such as Frédéric Bruly-Bouabré, Armand Boua, Guillaume Paris, Dorris Haron Kasco, and Aboudia. Méné was born in 1977.
Méné most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Out Of Africa Gallery in Barcelona with the exhibition Dream world by Méné : sweetness and color. The exhibition was open from 18 October 2019 until 30 November 2019.
Further Biographical Context for Méné
Born in 1977, Méné was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.