Graduate Lecture Series: Zoe Leonard
January 25, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gayle and Ed Roski MFA Gallery
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Zoe Leonard is an artist working primarily with photography, though she has also produced significant works in film, sculpture and installation. Her photographs investigate an extensive range of subjects including the relationship between genders, globalization, the ambivalence between culture and nature, history and the present day, and the relation between space and time. She has exhibited internationally, including the 1992 Documenta IX as well as recent solo presentations at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Villa Arson, Nice, France; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City; Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. In 2007, Leonard was the subject of a 20-year career retrospective at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, in Winterthur, Switzerland, which traveled to the Reina Sofía in Madrid in winter 2008. In 2009 she had a solo exhibition titled Derrotero, at the Hispanic Society of America in New York City and a retrospective titled Zoe Leonard Photographs. In 2010, her portfolio, Analogue 1998-2007, gained her a place as one of the four nominees shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.