United States of America
Simone Leigh (born 1967, Chicago) is multi-disciplinary artist that incorporates sculpture, video, performance, and installation in an examination of black female subjectivity and ethnography. Light has recently received the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize (2017). Leigh has received several awards in 2016 including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged art, as well as the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award (2013), LMCC Michael Richards award (2012), and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2011). Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Fowler Museum at UCLA, and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, as well as group exhibitions at the Tate Modern in London, New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Studio Museum in Harlem, Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, AVA Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, among many others.
Simone Leigh is participating in the Vancouver Biennale exhibition “This Is Not America” curated by Jeffrey Uslip.