Sarah Hendy

1982 · Australia

Artist biography

Sarah Hendy is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Australia, like other famous artists such as Simon Kennedy, Eugene Carchesio, Clinton Hayden, Gerry Bell, and James Reka. Sarah Hendy was born in 1982.


Sarah Hendy most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at MARS Gallery in Melbourne with the exhibition June. The exhibition was open from 19 June 2019 until 19 July 2019. Sarah Hendy's work has also been exhibited during the Sarah Hendy | Waiting for Daybreak exhibition at MARS Gallery in Melbourne, Australia (20 September 2019 - 04 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Sarah Hendy

Sarah Hendy was born in 1982 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. A group 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 diverse 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 famous 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 defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Sarah Hendy

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