HomePage Artists

b. 1961, Brazil

Jac Leirner Biography

Since the 1980s Jac Leirner sculptures, paintings, and installations have questioned the notion of the original and the value of artworks. In her work, quotidian materials, such as bags, business cards, and hardware, are arranged into minimalist patterns intended to change how viewers understand the items' roles in the world.

Read More

Jac Leirner lives and works in São Paulo. In 2019 she was awarded the 25th Wolfgang Hahn Prize from Museum Ludwig. Recent solo shows include: Fruitmarket Gallery, (Edinburgh, 2017); MoCA Shanghai, (Shanghai, 2016); Museo Tamayo, (México City, 2014); and Yale School of Art (New Haven, 2012). She has participated in major international group exhibitions, for instance Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates, 2015), Venice Biennale (1997 and 1990), Documenta (Kassel, 1992), and Bienal de São Paulo (1989 and 1983). Her work is present in the collections of Tate Modern (Londres), MoMA (New York), Guggenheim (New York), MOCA (Los Angeles), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), among others.

Text courtesy Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel.

Jac Leirner Featured Artworks

View All (15)
Skin (Juicy Jay‘s Watermelon King Size Slim) by Jac Leirner contemporary artwork
Jac LeirnerSkin (Juicy Jay‘s Watermelon King Size Slim), 2013Cigarette rolling papers (680 units)
200 x 200 x 1.5 cm
Esther Schipper Contact Gallery
Corpus Delicti (Blankets) by Jac Leirner contemporary artwork
Jac LeirnerCorpus Delicti (Blankets), 1993Blankets
1000 x 150 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
Tools by Jac Leirner contemporary artwork
Jac LeirnerTools, 2017Plastic rulers
62 x 140 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
The Evidence Of The Crime (03) by Jac Leirner contemporary artwork
Jac LeirnerThe Evidence Of The Crime (03), 1985–2019Chain and ashtrays
151 x 20 x 182 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
Punk Ostentation by Jac Leirner contemporary artwork
Jac LeirnerPunk Ostentation, 2019Ribbon
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
Botão [Button] by Jac Leirner contemporary artwork
Jac LeirnerBotão [Button], 2020Mpeg4, 1080p, colour, sound, 30’4’’
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
Fantasma / Ghost by Jac Leirner contemporary artwork
Jac LeirnerFantasma / Ghost, 1998Paper and steel cable
7.5 x 15 x 480 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Contact Gallery
Almost Square by Jac Leirner contemporary artwork
Jac LeirnerAlmost Square, 2013Metal and plexiglass
126 x 106 x 5 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery

Jac Leirner Recent Exhibitions

View All (5)

Jac Leirner Represented By

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Jac Leirner In Ocula Magazine

Jac Leirner In Related Press

Be among the first to know when new artworks and exhibitions by Jac Leirner are added to Ocula.
Sign Up