Michal Helfman

1973 · Israel

Artist biography

Michal Helfman is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Israel, like other well-known artists such as Orit Raff, Keren Cytter, Michael Ackerman, Nevet Yitzhak, and Yifat Bezalel. Michal Helfman was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michal Helfman's work is on display at Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Israel. Michal Helfman most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv with the exhibition Running Out of History. The exhibition was open from 02 January 2019 until 07 April 2019. Michal Helfman's work has also been exhibited during the 20 Years exhibition at Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Israel (23 October 2019 - 20 December 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Michal Helfman

Michal Helfman was born in 1973 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Michal Helfman

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