1965 · Senegal

Artist biography

Saadio is an artist, who originates from Senegal, like other celebrated artists such as Omar Victor Diop, Cheikhou Ba, Fabrice Monteiro, Papa Samba Diop, and Saadio. Saadio was born in 1965.

Saadio's exhibition

Saadio most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Out Of Africa Gallery in Barcelona with the exhibition ON THE ROAD AGAIN. The exhibition was open from 01 March 2019 until 06 April 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Saadio

Born in 1965, Saadio grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.


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