Susan Hefuna

1962 · Egypt

Artist biography

Susan Hefuna is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Egypt, like other renowned artists such as Nil Yalter, Shady El-Noshokaty, Samir Rafi, Raafat Ishak, and Fathi Hassan. Susan Hefuna was born in 1962.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Susan Hefuna's work is available on display in Pi Artworks in London, the United Kingdom and Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, the United States. Susan Hefuna's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Armory Show at Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie in Basel, Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 05 March 2020 until 08 March 2020. Susan Hefuna's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Gebilde, which took place at Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie in Basel, Switzerland (06 September 2019 - 10 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Susan Hefuna

Susan Hefuna was born in 1962 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time 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 culture. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, 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 popular 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Susan Hefuna

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