Juliana Cerqueira Leite
Juliana Cerqueira Leite (b.1981) lives and works between Brooklyn, New York and Sao Paolo, Brazil. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. She was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2019, the Furla Art Prize at the 5th Moscow International Young Art Biennial in 2016, and the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Prize in 2006. She completed a residency at ALMA ZEVI Venice, Italy in 2017 and, in the same year, she had a solo show Solaris at ALMA ZEVI Venice, Italy.
Her work has been exhibited at Galeria Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2020); ALMA ZEVI Venice, Italy (2021 & 2020); Bergen Assembly, Norway (2019); The Illmin Museum in South Korea (2019); Arsenal Contemporary, New York (2018); Sculpture Center in New York; Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Brazil (2018); The Approach in London (2017); The Venice Biennale Antarctic Pavilion, Venice, Italy (2017); The Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada (2014) and Cass Sculpture Foundation in West Sussex (2014). In 2019 the National Archaeological Museum in Naples hosted her first solo show in a museum in Europe. The body of work exhibited is accompanied by the first publication Orogenesi dedicated to the artist, which was released by Trolley Books in September 2019. It contains essays by Mario Codognato, Dehlia Hannah, and Nadim Samman.