Viddi

1973 · Iceland

Artist biography

Viddi is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Iceland, like other well-known artists such as Ariel Schlesinger, Kristleifur Björnsson, Finnbogi Pétursson, No, and Sigurður Ámundason. Viddi was born in 1973.

Viddi in private collections

On Artland, Dagur Sigurdsson includes works by Viddi, but also others by Qafar Rzayev, Liam Fallon, and Miriam Tölke, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Further Biographical Context for Viddi

Viddi was born in 1973, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a core idea. It was a term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Viddi

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