Shai Azoulay

1971 · Israel

Artist biography

Shai Azoulay is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Israel - other established artists such as Moshe Mirsky, Nagham, Meir Raz, Netally Schlosser, and Sharon Balaban were also born in Israel. Shai Azoulay was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Shai Azoulay's work, which are Kersgallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, the United States. Shai Azoulay most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kersgallery in Amsterdam (28 May 2017 until 01 July 2017) with the exhibition Flesh Heart. Shai Azoulay's only other exhibition is Solo: Flesh Heart Shai Azoulay, which took place at Kersgallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (28 April 2017 - 28 May 2017).

Further Biographical Context for Shai Azoulay

Born in 1971, Shai Azoulay was primarily 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 group 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 artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work 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 achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Shai Azoulay