Sofia Hultén

1972 · Sweden

Artist biography

Sofia Hultén is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Sweden, like other famous artists such as Henning Hamilton, Åke Corshammar, Johan Gustavsson, Hilma Af Klint, and Linda Fregni Nagler. Sofia Hultén was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Sofia Hultén's work, including galleries in countries like Sweden and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Sofia Hultén's work include Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden, as well as Daniel Marzona and Galerie Nordenhake | Berlin in Germany. Sofia Hultén is exhibited at the exhibition, Don’t Be Frightened, Mr Gould Is Here at Meessen De Clercq in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 11 April 2020. Sofia Hultén's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; CASUAL CAUSAL (02 July 2018 - 29 September 2018) at àngels barcelona in Spain and Undead, Undead (06 November 2019 - 19 December 2019) at Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden. Sofia Hultén's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called CASUAL CAUSAL and took place at àngels barcelona in Spain from the 02 July 2018 to 29 September 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Sofia Hultén

Born in 1972, Sofia Hultén was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A collective 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. Many 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 commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, 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 represented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Sofia Hultén

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