Joshua Leon

 

Info

 

Joshua Leon’s practice combines poetic writing, performance, sculptural objects and exhibition making and is grounded in exploring concepts of staged poetics, sociality, questions of authenticity and heritage. In doing so he makes continuous explorations and research surrounding the concept of translating the untranslatable.

 

contact: joshuajleon21@gmail.com

b. London, 1990

 

 

EDUCATION

 

MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK     2015-2017

BA Photography, UAL London College of Communication, London, UK   2012-2014

BA Photography, Concordia University, Montreal Canada (transferred)   2010-2012

 

 

UPCOMING:

How does it Feel?, Chisenhale Studios Education Room Residency May - September 2019

   -  Your Head, Mind w/ Luli Perez (as part of How does it Feel?), Chisenhale Studios, London, UK, 17 May 2019

   -  Translating the Untranslatable workshop, Chisenhale Studios, London, UK, June 2019

 

Rehearsing the Real, Peckham 24, London, UK, May 17 - 19 2019

 

The Social w/ Jean Feline, online and location tbc.

 

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

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

 

2018

 

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

INHALE w/ Adam Glibbery, Filet, London, UK

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

The Same Tendency, Summer Hall Place, Edinburgh, UK

 

2018

 

DO IT! Domestic, Lødz, Poland

Ariadne, Dyson Gallery, London

Everything Not Saved Will be Lost, Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

Syntropic Surfaces, Hamburg Photo Triennial, Hamburg, Germany

Syntropic Surfaces, Parallel Platform, Lisbon, Portugal

Lethe, A Corner With, London, UK

Adventitious Encounters, Open Space Contemporary, London, UK

 

2017

 

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

Dissolutions, Muddy Yard & The Icing Room, London, UK

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

Surrounding 12, Bunker Club, London, UK

Lost Senses, Guest Projects, London, UK

Histoire Naturelle, Montvalent Arts Festival, Montvalent, France

Show 2017, Royal College of Art, London, UK

A Fool Stumbles In, Brick Cube Space, London, UK

The Dose makes the Poison, Carousel, London, UK

Voice, Sound, Gesture #3, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK

RCA Photo Table, OffPrint, Tate Modern, London, UK

The Readers, tête, Berlin, UK

Near Sighted, P.P.S, London, UK

 

2016

 

Voice, Sound, Gesture #2, Lychee One, London

To the Flat Surface, P.P.S, London

Cuticle, Diaspore Project Space, London

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

RCA Photo table, OffPrint, Tate Modern, London

Paper, Performance, Publication, Lychee One, London

The Creative Spark, Morgan Show Space, London

The Campaign, Dyson Gallery, London

Guardian Windows, Sean Ragget Studio, London

WIP 2016, Royal College of Art, London

 

2015

 

DAWN, Bernard Raphael Gallery, London

2014

 

BP Spotlight Street Photography Exhibition, Tate Britain, London

 

 

PUBLICATIONS & WRITING

 

2018

Orlando Journal #3, London, UK

Howie Street Quadruplet, Everyday Press, London, UK

The N.O.N, Online Journal for Contemporary Writing http://www.the-non.org/

IAAC (International Art Awards for Criticism), London, UK & China http://exhibitionreviewsannual.com/iaac-entry/joshua-leon/#selectedentries

Smoke and Mirrors, todaysartworld.wordpress. Los Angeles, USA

Perpetual Inventory 3, 5 Poems from Static, Offline Press, London, UK

The Man with the Midas Touch, Anna Skladmann artist book, GAIA Art Foundation, London, UK

2017

The Double, Double, 3 poems complementing Benji Jeffrey’s work, Spectrum Artists Moving Image Network, London

Seamless Territories, Blyth Gallery, London

Faith and Trust, Feeling Lost Journal, Northampton

Modo de Usar & Co, Brazil

 

2016

Journal #1., Feeling Lost Journal, Northampton

Cabaret Wittgenstein, Berlin

 

PERFORMANCES

 

2019

Debris on a Luminous Plain, Olga Grotova, Centrala, Birmingham, UK

 

CURATION

 

2017

Waves, P.P.S, London,

Image Aggregate, P.P.S, London,

Near Sighted, P.P.S, London

En:Act, P.P.S, London

Species of Space, P.P.S, London

2016

The Proxy, P.P.S, London

Let (Her) Hang, P.P.S, London

The Operator, P.P.S, London

To the Flat Surface, P.P.S, London

 

COMMISIONS

 

2018

Howie St Quadruplet, Royal College of Art

Breath Turn, Open Space Contemporary

 

 

SYMPOSIUMS AND LECTURES

 

2018

Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London

Solitary Pleasures Symposium, Royal College of Art, London

2017

Visiting Lecturer, London College of Communication

 

AWARDS

 

2018

Shortlisted for IAAC (International Art Awards for Criticism) Prize