Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Leah Gordon, M.A.
Leah Gordon is an artist and curator and has produced a body of work on the representational boundaries between art, religion, anthropology, post-colonialism and folk history. Much of her photographic work registers junctures between shared Haitian and British histories and cosmologies. Gordon’s film and photographic work has been exhibited internationally including the National Portrait Gallery, UK, Parc de la Villette, Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the Dak’art Biennale. Her photography book 'Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti' was published in June 2010.
Leah Gordon is the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was one of the curators for the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, was the co-curator of Kafou: Haiti, History & Art, at the Nottingham Contemporary and on the curatorial team for the ‘In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art’ show in 2012 at the Fowler Museum, UCLA and 2013 at the Musées de la Civilisation, Quebec City.