GUEST BIO: Leyla Cardenas

 

Cardenas received her BFA from Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She was recently part of the Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador (2018). Her work Excisión was part of the show Home, so different, so appealing at the Museum of the Los Angeles County (LACMA) as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time project: LA / LA and in the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston (MFAH) (2017). In addition, her work has been shown at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Galería Max Estrella, Madrid, Casas Riegner Gallery-Bogotá, Q21Museums Quarti-er-Wien,Museo de Arte de Zapopán-México, CAM-Raleigh, Institute of Contemporary Art-San Jose (SJICA), Galería Josée Bienvenu-NY, Museo de Arte Moderno-Medellín, Maison de l ́Amérique Latine-Paris, Apexart-New York, and Banco de la República Bogotá, among others. 

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Images: 1) Excisión (2012); plaster, recovered wallpaper, peeled paint, wood furniture, steel; 4.50mts x 3.20mts x 12 cms aprox. 2) Inversion (2018); digital sublimation on destemmed polyester silk, recovered wood strut (circa S.18). 3) Extracts of Permutation (2016); sculpted photograph (inkjet print), pins, museum glass; 120x100x5 cm. Photos courtesy of the artist.