Sislej Xhafa


Artist biography

Sislej Xhafa is seen as an established mid-career artist, Sislej Xhafa was born in 1970. Artists like Sze Tsung Nicolás Leong, Paco Pomet, Luca Lupi, Ramon, and Geoff Moore were also born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sislej Xhafa is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like Austria, the United States, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Christine König Galerie in Austria, De Buck Gallery | New York in the United States, and Blain|Southern | Berlin in Germany. Sislej Xhafa's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition shadow of curls at Blain|Southern | Berlin in Germany. The exhibition was open from 11 November 2017 until 23 December 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Sislej Xhafa

Born in 1970, Sislej Xhafa was primarily influenced by the 1990s. 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 varied group 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 rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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’. The art world was influenced by a number of 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.

Sislej Xhafa

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