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Leah Gordon (UK) is an artist and curator making work on Modernism and religion; anthropology and post-colonialism; slavery and industrialisation; and class and folk history. Gordon’s film and photographic work has been exhibited internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Dak’art Biennale; the National Portrait Gallery, UK; Parc de la Villette, Paris and NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale. Her photography book Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti was published in June 2010. She is the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; was a curator for the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale; was the co-curator of Kafou: Haiti, History & Art, at the Nottingham Contemporary; on the curatorial team for In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art at the Fowler Museum, UCLA and will be the guest curator for the 2015 Paris Outsider Art Fair.
Leah Gordon and Andre Eugene, recipients of the 2015 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award, will present on their research trips to the Dominican Republic and Trinidad.read more »