1979 · United Kingdom
Mira Dancy is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Mira Dancy was born in 1979. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Banksy, Idris Khan and Annie Morris.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Mira Dancy is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as France and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Mira Dancy's work include Éric Hussenot in Paris, Night Gallery in Los Angeles, as well as Chapter NY in New York. Mira Dancy most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Normann Copenhagen in Denmark (23 January 2019 until 29 March 2019) with the exhibition The Normann x Brask Art Collection | Product Launch Exhibition . Mira Dancy's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Éric Hussenot in Paris (24 January 2020 - 27 February 2020) with the name Mechanism of Skin and Éric Hussenot in Paris (11 April 2019 - 31 May 2019) with the name SAWBLADE TO THE SUN.
Mira Dancy in private collections
Historical Context of United Kingdom
Britain has been an important hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated tremendous wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the modern era, Britain had been largely eclipsed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late nineteenth century, Britain became a significant hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement setting the tone for artist-led organisations, guilds and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Important artistic movements in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists associated with the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.
Further Biographical Context for Mira Dancy
Mira Dancy was born in 1979 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.