Glenda León

Glenda León (Havana, 1976). Started her Visual Art studies at 12 years old and since 1999 started to participate in group exhibitions. She has also studied Classical Ballet and Philology at the University of Havana, where she got a BA in Art History. León graduated from the Academy of New Media, Cologne, Germany in 2007.

Glenda’s work includes drawing, video art, installation, sculpture and photography. Glenda invites the viewer to approach the object from a poetic perspective. The artist uses ordinary objects and raw materials to transform them in a way that reveals their metaphorical power. In this way, the works manifest a sensitive look before the everyday. His works move between the sphere of the intimate and the public, manifesting their capacity to create new meanings through the process of contextualization, manipulation and association of objects.

She has received prizes such as The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and residencies like Couvent des Recollets, in Paris and Fonderie Darling, in Montreal. Her works belongs to the permanent collections of Georges Pompidou Centre, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts, PAMM, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Museum.