Juliana Cerqueira Leite in conversation with Nadim Samman
3 June 21, 7–8:30 pm
The online talk took place via Zoom.
The Last Museum features artworks that straddle both real and virtual domains. The exhibition reflects the strangeness of our contemporary spatial and geographical imaginary. In this talk, artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite (Brasil/USA) reflects on productive blurring between physical original, digital doppelganger, and the stakes of sculpture online.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite is a Brazilian/American sculptor based in New York and São Paolo. Cerqueira Leite received the 2019 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for her exhibition Orogenesis at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy. She was awarded the 2016 Furla Art Prize for her contribution to the 5th Moscow Young Art Biennale.
She has exhibited her work in sculpture, drawing, photography and video internationally in solo shows in venues including Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo; Arsenal Contemporary, New York and Montreal; Galeria Casa Triângulo, São Paolo; Alma Zevi gallery, Venice; Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome; TJ Boulting, London; Regina Rex Gallery, New York. She has also exhibited her work in group shows and biennials including Hordaland Kunstsenter for Bergen Assembly; Sculpture Center, New York; Ilmin Museum, Seoul; Marres House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht; Saatchi Gallery, London. Her work has been commissioned by international Biennials and Triennials including The Antarctic Pavilion of the 2017 Venice Biennale; Bergen Assembly 2019; Moscow Young Art Biennale; Marrakech Biennale and the 2014 Vancouver Sculpture Biennial. Cerqueira Leite graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) Graduate Sculpture program in 2006, London, as the inaugural recipient of the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Prize.