Mona Kuhn

1969 · Brazil

Artist biography

Mona Kuhn is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Brazil. Mona Kuhn was born in 1969. Born in the same country and around the same year are Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mona Kuhn is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as Austria, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Mona Kuhn's work include Galerie Ernst Hilger in Austria, Galerie Edwynn Houk | Zurich in Switzerland, and Flowers | New York in the United States. Mona Kuhn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Flowers | Kingsland Road in London (11 July 2019 until 30 August 2019) with the exhibition Her Ground: Women Photographing Landscape. Mona Kuhn's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Bushes & Succulents, which took place at Euqinom gallery in San Francisco, the United States (01 March 2019 - 26 April 2019).

Mona Kuhn in private collections

It is the collector Eivind Kleiven, who is in possession of work by Mona Kuhn at Artland. Eivind Kleiven also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Sandro Diener, and Won Sou-Yeol.

Further Biographical Context for Mona Kuhn

Mona Kuhn was born in 1969 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 in terms of politics, 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 popular 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Mona Kuhn

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