For Portfolio Enquiries and Writing Samples:

joshuajleon21@gmail.com

Joshua Leon, is an artist and writer. He is working towards a Ph.D in the Arts and Humanities, with the prospective title If This is a Man. Leon works quietly from peripheral positions, moving and thinking through personal and private gestures as a means to produce meaning. His work is constantly collecting and re-ordering as it unfolds into a moving inventory.

 

 

 

 

Education

Ph.D. Candidate (Arts & Humanities) Royal College of Art, London 2019 –

MA Royal College of Art, London 2015 -2017

BA in Photography, University of the Arts, London 2011 -2014

 

Upcoming

In (En) Acting Roles, SB34, Brussels, Belgium

How to Disappear, Paris, France¬

RIEN N’AURA EU LIEU (NOTHING WILL HAVE TAKEN PLACE), Arles, France

 

 

Talks and Events

2020

NAFAE (National Association for Fine Art Research), London, UK

The Conch, South London Gallery, London, UK

Long Table: Lament, South London Gallery, 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 Exhibitions

2020

Open Space Contemporary Launch, Swiss Church, London, UK

 

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

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

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

The Readers, tête, Berlin, UK

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

 

2016

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

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

Cuticle, Diaspore Project Space, London, UK

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

Paper, Performance, Publication, Lychee One, London, UK

The Campaign, Dyson Gallery, London, UK

WIP 2016, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

 

Commissions

2020

Manufacturing Memory, Open Space Contemporary

 

2018

Howie St Quadruplet, Royal College of Art

Breath Turn, Open Space Contemporary

 

Symposiums, Lectures, Workshops

2019

Visiting Tutor, Workshop on Writing, Slade, UCL, London

 

2018

Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London

Solitary Pleasures Symposium, Royal College of Art, London

 

 

2017

Visiting Lecturer, London College of Communication

 

Writing

2020

Sociality in the time of Grief, Still Point Journal

 

2019

Sam Williams at SMH AGM, Fad Magazine.

 

2018

Orlando Journal #3, London, UK

Howie Street Quadruplet, Everyday Press, London, UK

The N.O.N, Online Journal for Contemporary Writing

IAAC (International Art Awards for Criticism), London, UK & China

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

Perpetual Inventory, Offline Press, London, UK

The Man with the Midas Touch, 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¬¬¬

 

Awards

2018

Shortlisted for IAAC (International Art Awards for Criticism) Prize

 

 

 

Joshua Leon  © 2020