Mona Ardeleanu

1984 · Germany

Artist biography

Mona Ardeleanu is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Jurgen Albrecht, Lutz Fritsch, Ella Klaschka, Oliver Husain, and Lisa Seebach. Mona Ardeleanu was born in 1984.

Mona Ardeleanu's Gallery representation

Mona Ardeleanu is represented by Galerie Wagner + Partner in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Mona Ardeleanu

Mona Ardeleanu was born in 1984 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Mona Ardeleanu

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