Patrícia Almeida

1970 · Portugal

Artist biography

Patrícia Almeida is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Portugal, like other famous artists such as Vítor Pomar, Rui Chafes, João Tabarra, Nuno Ramalho, and Tiago Casanova. Patrícia Almeida was born in 1970.

Patrícia Almeida's Gallery representation

Patrícia Almeida's work is available for viewing at Galeria Pedro Oliveira located in Porto, Portugal.

Further Biographical Context for Patrícia Almeida

Patrícia Almeida was born in 1970 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Patrícia Almeida

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