Yoan Capote

1977 · Cuba

Artist biography

Yoan Capote is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Cuba, like other famous artists such as Amet Laza, Tania Bruguera, Félix González Torres, Elio Rodriguez, and Los Carpinteros. Yoan Capote was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yoan Capote is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States. Some of those galleries are Ben Brown Fine Arts | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street and Jack Shainman Gallery | West 24th Street in the United States. Yoan Capote most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ben Brown Fine Arts | Hong Kong in China (25 March 2019 until 28 May 2019) with the exhibition Territorial Waters. Yoan Capote's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; SUJETO OMITIDO (27 September 2019 - 05 January 2020) at Galleria Continua in Italia and King of the Hill (11 July 2019 - 08 August 2019) at Jack Shainman Gallery | West 24th Street in New York. Yoan Capote's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Territorial Waters and took place at Ben Brown Fine Arts | Hong Kong in China from the 25 March 2019 to 28 May 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Yoan Capote

Yoan Capote was born in 1977 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 environment. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, 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 prominent 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.

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