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b. 1961, USA

Zoe Leonard Biography

New York-based artist Zoe Leonard balances rigorous conceptualism with a distinctly personal vision in her work, which merges photography, sculpture, and installation. By employing strategies of repetition, shifting perspectives, and a multitude of printing processes, Leonard's practice probes the politics of representation and display. Leonard explores themes such as gender and sexuality, loss and mourning, migration, displacement, and the urban landscape. Her photography specifically invites us to contemplate the role that the medium plays in constructing history, and to consider the roots of contemporary photographic culture. More than its focus on any particular subject, however, Leonard's work encourages the viewer to reconsider the act of looking itself, drawing attention to observation as a complex, ongoing process.

Zoe Leonard Featured Artworks

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Black Lake by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardBlack Lake, 2016Two pigment prints
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Untitled by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardUntitled, 2002/2010C-print
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
1952 or 53 by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe Leonard1952 or 53, 2016Gelatin silver print
49.5 x 61 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Untitled Aerial by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardUntitled Aerial, 1988/2008Gelatin silver print
86.3 x 60.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Tree by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardTree, 1997Wood, steel, steel cable
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Chastity Belt by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardChastity Belt, 1990/1993Gelatin silver print
44.8 x 60.6 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
For Which it Stands by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork
Zoe LeonardFor Which it Stands, 200332 postcards in open edition, steel postcard rack, plexiglass and wood money box
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery

Zoe Leonard Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, The ties that bind at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
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11 April–30 June 2020 Zoe Leonard The ties that bind Hauser & WirthOnline Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, Aerials at Hauser & Wirth, London
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30 November 2018–9 February 2019 Zoe Leonard Aerials Hauser & WirthLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Zoe Leonard, Analogue at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
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27 October 2018–20 January 2019 Zoe Leonard Analogue Hauser & WirthLos Angeles

Zoe Leonard Represented By

Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset, Gstaad, St. Moritz

Zoe Leonard In Related Press

Zoe Leonard Transcends Time at the Whitney Museum Related Press Zoe Leonard Transcends Time at the Whitney Museum 7 May 2018, Hyperallergic

Zoe Leonard's photographs in Survey at the Whitney feel like memories you've always known, even if sometimes they don't feel like yours — a story you've heard before, or a friend of a friend whose name is always on the tip of your tongue. Leonard fixes the familiar with both a fast instinct and wide-eyed sincerity, somehow preserving in...

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