Orkideh Torabi

1979 · United States

Artist biography

Orkideh Torabi is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the United States, like other prominent artists such as Kenton Parker, Maggie Taylor, Ryan Oskin, Evan Trine, and Ruben Ochoa. Orkideh Torabi was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Orkideh Torabi's work is available for viewing at Western Exhibitions located in Chicago, the United States. Orkideh Torabi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Give them all they want at Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. The exhibition was open from 21 June 2019 until 09 August 2019. Orkideh Torabi's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Fredericks & Freiser in New York (22 January 2020 - 21 February 2020) with the name Auguries Of Innocence and Western Exhibitions in Chicago (02 August 2019 - 30 August 2019) with the name It’s all there in black and white. Orkideh Torabi's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Give them all they want and took place at Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States from the 21 June 2019 to 09 August 2019.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that flourished in the United States. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Orkideh Torabi

Born in 1979, Orkideh Torabi was largely 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 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 famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known 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 created 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 such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Orkideh Torabi

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