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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Untitled (passage from Al Río/To the River #3) by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork photography
Zoe Leonard Untitled (passage from Al Río/To the River #3), 2019/2021 34 gelatin silver prints
283.2 x 371.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth Enquire
Black Lake by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork photography
Zoe Leonard Black Lake, 2016 Two pigment prints
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Untitled by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork photography
Zoe Leonard Untitled, 2002/2010 C-print
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1952 or 53 by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork photography
Zoe Leonard 1952 or 53, 2016 Gelatin silver print
49.5 x 61 cm
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Untitled Aerial by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork photography
Zoe Leonard Untitled Aerial, 1988/2008 Gelatin silver print
86.3 x 60.5 cm
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Tree by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork sculpture
Zoe Leonard Tree, 1997 Wood, steel, steel cable
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Chastity Belt by Zoe Leonard contemporary artwork sculpture, photography
Zoe Leonard Chastity Belt, 1990/1993 Gelatin silver print
44.8 x 60.6 cm
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Zoe Leonard Recent Exhibitions

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Zoe Leonard Represented By

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

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