Mikael Lo Presti

1989 · Sweden

Artist biography

Mikael Lo Presti is an emerging artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other famous artists such as Denise Grünstein, Magnus Thierfelder, John Johanson, Victoria Bergmark, and Lisa Persson Baagøe. Mikael Lo Presti was born in 1989.


Mikael Lo Presti's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Market Stockholm at Standard (Oslo) in Norway. The exhibition was open from 13 April 2018 until 15 April 2018. Mikael Lo Presti's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Condo New York (26 June 2019 - 01 August 2019) at Bureau in New York and A tree that will not rot (30 April 2017 - 28 May 2017) at Frankfurt am Main in Berlin.

Mikael Lo Presti in private collections

Mikael Lo Presti's works can be found on Artland in the following collections: Alexander H, which also includes works from prominent artists Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Tyra Tingleff; as well as Oj which features the works of Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson and Mr. Brainwash.

Further Biographical Context for Mikael Lo Presti

Mikael Lo Presti was born in 1989 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Mikael Lo Presti

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