Leah Gordon

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Apr 30, 2015 2:46PM
Nèg pote Wob/Man in Dress , 1996
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Gran Manjè/Fat Cats, 1997
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Esclav Yo/The Slaves, 2001
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Leah Gordon is a British artist with strong ties to Haiti. Her film, Bound pa Bounda: a drag zaka was first shown in New York during the Armory Show in 2013. Her films and photography have been exhibited internationally including, at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Nottingham Contemporary, Parc de la Villette in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Leah is the co-Director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She was also one of the curators of the Haiti Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. Recently, she was selected to take part in the 11th Dak’Art Biennale in May 2014. In 2015, she also took part in forums around Sharjah Biennal 12. Leah is currently with the Riflemaker Gallery in London.


For the Armory show this year, TURF is featuring some of Leah Gordon's most intriguing photographs from the Kanaval series. Those explore the vivid relationship between art, faith and resistance in Haiti, namely during carnival, which falls in late February each year.   

Neg ak Kwa/ Men with Cross, 1996
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Madanm Lasirèn/Madame Mermaid, 2003
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