Ugo Rondinone

1964 · Switzerland

Artist biography

Ugo Rondinone is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Switzerland. Ugo Rondinone was born in 1964. Also born in Switzerland around 1964 and of the same generation are Pipilotti Rist and Ugo Rondinone.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ugo Rondinone's work is on display in 12 galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Denmark. Galleries exhibiting Ugo Rondinone's work include Kamel Mennour | London in the United Kingdom, Krobath | Wien in Austria, and Gladstone Gallery in Belgium. Ugo Rondinone most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sadie Coles HQ | Davies Street in London with the exhibition Flora + Fauna. The exhibition was open from 03 April 2019 until 26 April 2019. Ugo Rondinone's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Multiple Visions (24 January 2020 - 13 March 2020) at Sorry We're Closed in Brussels and a wall . seven windows . four people . three trees . some clouds . one sun (13 October 2019 - 22 November 2019) at Kamel Mennour | Rue Saint-André des Arts in Paris. Ugo Rondinone's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called the sun and took place at Gladstone Gallery | 21st Street in New York, the United States from the 22 September 2018 to 16 November 2018.

Ugo Rondinone in private collections

Ugo Rondinone's works can be found on Artland in the following collections: Charles Riva Collection, which also includes works from prominent artists Tom Wesselmann, Frank Stella and Mike Kelley; as well as Jimenez -Colon Collection which features the works of Petra Cortright, Michael Staniak and Jason Martin.

Historical Context of Switzerland

Perhaps the most significant Swiss contribution to the history of Modernism was the formation of the Dada movement in Zurich in 1916. Its founding members included Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Emmy Hennings, and Marcel Janco. Their headquarters, the Cabaret Voltaire, quickly metamorphosed into an important hub of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde, with the political neutrality Switzerland being a refuge from political instability elsewhere in Europe. precedingly, Switzerland had originated some quirky and distinctive artists in the Post-Impressionist period of the early twentieth century, including Ferdinand Hodler and Felix Vallotton. Another key movement that can be connected to a Swiss artist was the ‘International Style’ of modernist architecture, pioneered by Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier might have become a French citizen in 1930, but he was born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in the Neuchâtel canton of Switzerland in 1887. Indeed, his first independent projects were executed in his hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, including proto modern domestic villas for affluent local clients. Key Swiss artists of the twentieth century include Jean Tingely, Alberto Giacometti, John Armleder, Pipilotti Rist and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Further Biographical Context for Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone was born in 1964 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Ugo Rondinone

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