In the Wake: Lecture by Zoë Leonard


Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:15pm


Knafel Center, 10 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public

Artist Zoë Leonard works primarily with photography and sculpture. She has exhibited internationally since the 1980s. The photographs Leonard has produced over the past 30 years reveal subtle discrepancies in our everyday life and draw out contradictions between nature and culture, the enduring and the transient, the local and the global. Both her color and black and white images feature a precise eye for details and for the overlooked.

Zoë Leonard is interested in the language of photography in its various genres: aerial photography, scientific documentation, snapshots, and exhibition display.

Selected and recent solo exhibitions include 100 North Nevill Street, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (2013–2014), where she transformed the space into an enormous camera obscura, projecting images of the world outside into the exhibition space, and Observation Point at the Camden Arts Centre, London in 2012, in which Leonard showed her series of sun photographs, pushing the limit of what is possible to record with a camera. Prior exhibitions include a traveling retrospective seen in Madrid, Munich, and Vienna.

Leonard's publications include Zoë Leonard: Analogue (2007), Zoë Leonard: Photographs (2008), Zoë Leonard: You see I am here after all (2010), and Zoë Leonard: Available Light (2014). She is represented by Hauser and Wirth, New York; Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; and Galeria Raffaella Cortese, Milan.