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Glenda Leon; Photos






Glenda León (La Habana, 1976) is a visual artist based in La Habana and Madrid. Her work expands from drawing to video art, including installation, objects, and photography. She is interested in interstices between visible and invisible, between sound and silence, between ephemeral and eternal.

Glenda León is a Cuban artist born in Havana, in 1976. Her work has received prizes such as The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and residencies like Couvent des Recollets, in Paris and Fonderie Darling, in Montreal. Her works belongs to the permanent collections of Georges Pompidou Centre, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston and the Art Gallery of Ontario. León started her Visual Art studies since 12 years old and started showing at a professional level in the year 1999. She has also studied Classical Ballet and Philology at the University of Havana, where she got a BA in Art History. León graduated from the Academy of New Media, Cologne, Germany in 2007.



She was part of the Cuban Pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennial with the sound installation Music of the Spheres (2013). She has also been invited to the Havana Biennial, the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, in SITE Santa Fe Museum and the II Jafre’s Biennial, Girona, Spain.

Other group shows in which she has particpated has taken place in venues such as Brooklyn Museum, New York; CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Bronx Museum, New York; Centre d’Art Contemporain Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France; Badischen Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; City Art Museum Ljubljana, Slovenia; The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island; Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada; MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy; CIFO, Miami; Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, Poland; Musée des Beaux‐Arts de Montréal, Canada; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland.


She has present her work individually at CDAV, Havana, Cuba; Le Plateau Espace Expérimental, Paris, France; Chateau des Adhemar, Montéllimar, France; Matadero Madrid, Spain and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,Spain among other spaces.


Her work has been published in several magazines, catalogues and newspapers such as Bomb Magazine, Art Nexus, Art Forum, Flash Art o Artecubano.(©photos: the artist) (text website artist)