Valérie Gho

1966

Artist biography

Valérie Gho is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Valérie Gho was born in 1966. Also born in 1966 and of this same generation are Gilvan The Baron, Cyril Goury-Laffont, Anneli Ketterer, Liang Wei, and Martin Mc Nulty.

Further Biographical Context for Valérie Gho

Born in 1966, Valérie Gho's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified 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 particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Valérie Gho

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