Omar Ba

1977 · Senegal

Artist biography

Omar Ba is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Senegal, like other well-known artists such as Omar Victor Diop, Saadio, Zeus Design, Aliou Diack, and Soly Cissé. Omar Ba was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Omar Ba's work is on display in 8 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Galleries exhibiting Omar Ba's work include Hales Gallery | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Templon | Brussels in Belgium, and Galerie Templon | Paris in France. Omar Ba's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Supernova at Hales Gallery | London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 10 November 2017 until 09 December 2017. Omar Ba's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Templon | Brussels in Belgium (05 June 2019 - 25 July 2019) with the name From the Paper to the Wall and Galerie Anne de Villepoix in France (03 February 2020 - 02 April 2020) with the name L'Afrique fantome. Omar Ba's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Supernova and took place at Hales Gallery | London in the United Kingdom from the 10 November 2017 to 09 December 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Omar Ba

Omar Ba was born in 1977 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous 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 work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a core idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Omar Ba

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