Olia Lialina

1971 · Russian Federation

Artist biography

Olia Lialina is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Russian Federation, like other celebrated artists such as Maria Piessis, Irina Kuchmenko, Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya), Ian Ginsburg, and Angelina Merenkova. Olia Lialina was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Olia Lialina is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are And/Or Gallery in the United States and D21 Kunstraum Leipzig in Germany. Olia Lialina's work are currently exhibiting at arebyte Gallery in London with the exhibition Best Effort Network (26 March 2020 - 29 May 2020). Olia Lialina's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; QUID EST VERITAS ? (10 July 2019 - 20 September 2019) at Annka Kultys Gallery | London in the United Kingdom and Hidden Stories of Things (28 December 2017 - 28 January 2018) at D21 Kunstraum Leipzig in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Olia Lialina

Olia Lialina was born in 1971 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Olia Lialina

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