1977 · Portugal
Pedro Paiva is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Portugal, like other famous artists such as Akacorleone, José Rodrigues, Manuela Marques, Pedro Zamith, and Joao Manardu. Pedro Paiva was born in 1977.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Pedro Paiva's work is on display at Sies + Höke located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Pedro Paiva's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition la plage at ZERO... in Milan, Italy. The exhibition was open from 07 November 2019 until 17 January 2020. Pedro Paiva's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Avantesma Fantasma, which took place at ZERO... in Milan, Italy (07 May 2017 - 15 July 2017).
Further Biographical Context for Pedro Paiva
Pedro Paiva was born in 1977 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.