1952 · Brazil

Artist biography

Tunga is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Brazil, like other renowned artists such as Deladier Almeida, Caetano De Almeida, Marilá Dardot, Angela Coelho, and Jaime Lauriano. Tunga was born in 1952.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tunga is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like France, the United States, and Brazil. Some of those galleries are Galerie Templon | Paris in France, Galleria Franco Noero | Piazza Carignano in Italy, and Luhring Augustine | Bushwick in the United States. Tunga most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleria Franco Noero | Piazza Carignano in Turin with the exhibition Tunga. The exhibition was open from 17 April 2019 until 06 July 2019. Tunga's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Luhring Augustine | Chelsea in New York (25 January 2019 - 23 February 2019) with the name Ragnar Kjartansson and Galeria Raquel Arnaud in São Paulo (01 February 2020 - 21 March 2020) with the name Highlights of the collection.

Further Biographical Context for Tunga

Born in 1952, Tunga was predominantly inspired by the 1970s growing up. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. Across the globe, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical ideologies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.


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