On the occasion of Zoe Leonard’s special presentation at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, and in anticipation of her major solo exhibition, ‘Zoe Leonard: Survey’ to open November 2018 at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, please join us for a discussion of the artist’s work with curator Hamza Walker.
This event is free, however, reservations are recommended. Click here to register.
About the Artist
Zoe Leonard was born in 1961 in Liberty, New York, and lives and works in New York. She has exhibited since the late 1980s and became well known internationally following her installation at Documenta IX in 1992. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Analogue’, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York NY (2015); ‘100 North Nevil Street’, Chinati Foundation, Marfa TX (2013); ‘Observation Point’, Camden Arts Centre, London, England (2012); and ‘You See I am Here After All’, Dia:Beacon, Beacon NY (2009). In 2007, Leonard was the subject of a 20-year career retrospective at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, which travelled to Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2008); Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung, Vienna, Austria (2009); and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2009). Recent group shows include ‘Slip of the Tongue’, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy (2014) and the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, for which Leonard won the Bucksbaum Award.
About Hamza Walker
Hamza Walker is Executive Director at LAXART. From 1994 – 2016, Walker served as Director of Education for The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, a non-collecting museum devoted to contemporary art. Prior to his position at The Society, he worked as a Public Art Coordinator for The Department of Cultural Affairs. He has written articles and reviews for such publications as Trans, New Art Examiner, Parkett and Artforum. He has served on numerous panels, locally, nationally and internationally and is the recipient of the 2010 Ordway Prize, the 2004 Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement, and 1999 Norton Curatorial Grant.