William Cordova

1971 · Peru

Artist biography

William Cordova is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Peru, like other celebrated artists such as José Luis Martinat, Cecilia Paredes, José Vera Matos, Carlo Quispe, and Patricia Camet. William Cordova was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

William Cordova is represented and exhibited by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. located in New York, the United States. William Cordova most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York with the exhibition on the lower frequencies I speak 4U (alquimia sagrada). The exhibition was open from 22 January 2020 until 28 February 2020.

Further Biographical Context for William Cordova

Born in 1971, William Cordova was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

William Cordova

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