Michaela Meise

1976 · Germany

Artist biography

Michaela Meise is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Germany, like other famous artists such as Hans Hemmert, Romain Blanck, Karl-Luis Vossbeck, Tim Berresheim, and Florian Hecker. Michaela Meise was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michaela Meise's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Austria, Belgium, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Meyer Kainer in Austria, dépendance in Belgium, as well as Standard (Oslo) in Norway. Michaela Meise's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Die Zukunft der SPD at Zwinger Galerie in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 13 December 2019 until 21 February 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Michaela Meise

Michaela Meise was born in 1976, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous 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 a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed an influential group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Michaela Meise

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