Joshua Leon

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Joshua Leon (London, 1990)



2024             Ph.D. Arts and Humanities, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2017             MA Photography Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014             BA Photography, University of the Arts, London, UK



2025             "Materia", Mahler+Lewitt Studios & Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy

2024             [ ] O [ ] E [ ], Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

                     "Itinéraire Fantôme", CAPC, Bordeaux, France


Solo Exhibitions

2021            Loose Routes Along the Familiar, Madonna del Pozzo, Spoleto, Italy

2020-2021  Attendance(s) Close to the Close, Daily Practice, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Kounsel (w/Abbas Zahedi)

2022           Revision, PEER Gallery, London, UK

                    POST, Barbican, London, UK


Two-Person Exhibitions

2019           Your Head, Mind w/Luli Perez, Chisenhale Art Place, London, UK

                   Pendre la Crémaillère (Housewarming) w/ Jean Feline, Light Eye Mind, London, UK

                   The Social w/Jean Feline, Chisenhale Art Place, London, UK

2018           FALLEN w/ Adam Glibbery, Studio Riverlight, London, UK

                   INHALE w/ Adam Glibbery, Filet, London, UK


Group Shows

2022          Expo in a Box, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France

                   An Incomplete A-Z of Art and Poetry, Mahler +Lewitt, London, UK

2021           Governmental Fires, Futura, Prague, Czech Republic

                   Worst Case Scenario, Kqora, Paris, France

                   Performing Dawns, Hoxton Gallery, London, UK

2020           RIEN N’AURA EU LIEU (Nothing will have taken place), Arles, France

2019           Rehearsing the Real, Peckham24, London, UK

                   You, Me and Everybody Else, One Room Gallery, London, UK

                   The Same Tendency, Summer Hall Place, Edinburgh, UK

2018           Adventitious Encounters, Open Space Contemporary, London, UK

                   DO IT! Domestic, Lødz, Poland

                   Ariadne, Dyson Gallery, London

                   Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Berlin Bienniale, Berlin, Germany

2017           Lost Senses, Guest Projects, London, UK

                   Histoire Naturelle, Montvalent, France

                   The Dose makes the Poison, Carousel, London, UK

2016           One Life, Live Well, Team Titanic & Gully Havoc, Berlin, Germany



Performances/Conferences/Public Program & Interventions

2022           ‘Tears of Conceptualism’ with Cedric Fauq, ARCO Madrid, Spain

2021           Passanten, Warwick University, UK

                   Drinks at the Gattapone, Mahler + Lewitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy

                   Lamentation No.1: A Smuggler's Guide to Loss, PogoBar Podcasts, KW, Berlin, Germany

2020           An Unfinished History of Glass pt 1 & 2, Artists and Allies, Berlin, DE

                   Call and Response, N.A.F.A.E, London, UK

                   Long Table: Lament, South London Gallery, London, UK

                   The Conch, curated by Cédric Fauq, South London Gallery, London, UK

                   Open Space Contemporary Launch, Swiss Church, London, UK

2019           Solitary Pleasures, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2018           Orlando Journal #3 Launch, The Horse Hospital, London, UK

                   Syntropic Surfaces, Hamburg, Germany & Lisbon, Portugal

                   Lethe, A Corner With, London, UK

2017           I’ll be more social tomorrow, Chalton Gallery, London, UK

                   Bapor Tabo(o), Inventory Platform, London, UK


Selected Writing

2022           Salvage Rhythms, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

                    Lounging in Liberty, Galeria Piu, Bologna, Italy

2021            Just as bad as the Last, Editorial Concreta, Spain, Online

                   As if you Cared, Care(less), MA Biblioteque, London, UK

2020           High Tides im Eiscafé, Galerie in der Wassermühle Trittau, Hamburg, Germany

                   An Unfinished History of Glass, Prova Research Journal, UK

                   To say something when there is so little to say, Open Space Contemporary Online, UK

                   Sociality in the time of Grief, Still Point Journal, UK

2019           Sam Williams at SMH AGM, Fad Magazine, UK

2018           Ecstatic Body, Orlando Journal #3, London, UK

                   Howie Street Quadruplet, Everyday Press, London, UK

                   Static, The N.O.N, Online Journal for Contemporary Writing, Berlin, DE

                   The Poetics of Self Help, IAAC (International Art Awards for Criticism), UK & China

                   Perpetual Inventory, Offline Press, London, UK

                   The Man with the Midas Touch, GAIA Art Foundation, London, UK

2017           The Double, Double, Spectrum Artists Moving Image Network, London, UK

2016           Cabaret Wittgenstein, Berlin, DE



2022           Visiting Lecturer, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

2021            Visiting Lecturer, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

2020           Visiting Lecturer, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

                    Visiting Lecturer, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

                    Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2019            Visiting Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK

2018            Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London UK

2017            Visiting Lecturer, London College of Communication UAL, London, UK



2023          Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

                   CAPC, Bordeaux, France (in association with FLUXUS)

2021           PINK, Manchester, UK

                   Mahler + LeWitt, Spoleto, Italy

2019           Chisenhale Studios, London, UK


Public Collections

                  49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine, Metz, France