Simone Leigh creates ceramic works, videos and installations informed by her interest in African Art, ethnographic research, feminism, and performance art. She was awarded The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Artist-In-Residence program 2010-2011. She has exhibited work at SculptureCenter, Queens, NY; KUNSTHALLE wein, Vienna; The Kitchen, New York; L’Appartement22, Rabbat, Morroco; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA; and the AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. She has been awarded grants and residencies including the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program, Bronx Museum’s Artist In the Marketplace program, the Art Matters Foundation grant, and The New York Foundation for The Arts fellowship for Sculpture. Her work has been written about in Modern Painters, The New York Times and NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art.
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