Juliana Cerqueira Leite is a Brazilian sculptor based in New York and São Paulo. She is represented in London, England by T.J. Boulting, in São Paulo, Brazil by Casa Triângulo, and in Venice, Italy by Alma Zevi.

Her sculpture Climb, 2012 is currently on exhibit at Mitre Square in Central London as part  City of London's Sculpture in the City initiative. She is currently preparing a solo exhibition opening May 2019 at the Naples National Archeological Museum in Italy.

Cerqueira Leite was awarded the 2016 Furla Art Prize for her contribution to the 5th Moscow Young Art Biennale. She has exhibited her work internationally in solo and group shows in venues including Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo, the Saatchi Gallery in London, The Antarctic Pavilion in Venice, The Sculpture Center in New York, Marres House for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht, Galeria Casa Triângulo in São Paulo, Alma Zevi in Venice, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome, TJ Boulting in London, DUVE in Berlin, Arsenal Contemporary and Regina Rex Gallery in New York. She was one of eight artists chosen to represent Brazil in the 2014 Vancouver Sculpture Biennial and has recently exhibited a monumental commission for Lustwarande 2015 in Tilburg, Holland. 

Cerqueira Leite graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art MFA Sculpture program in London in 2006 as recipient of the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Prize.



2016                      Furla Art Prize – 5th Moscow International Young Art Biennial.

2010                      A.I.R. Gallery 2010-2011 Fellowship, New York.

2006                     Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Prize, UCL, London.           



2018                     Pivô Art and Research - São Paulo, Brazil.

2017                     1st Antarctic Biennale Expedition - Antarctica

2014                     Vancouver Sculpture Biennale International Residency - Canada.

2013                     FAAP (Fundação Armando Álvarez Penteado) - São Paulo, Brazil.

2012                     4th Marrakesh Biennial Production Residency - Marrakesh, Morocco.

                             Sculpture Space - Utica, N.Y. 

2009                    Self-Directed Winter Residency - The Banff Arts Centre, Alberta, Canada.



2018                      Until Different, Arsenal Contemporary, New York. (Upcoming - September)

                              Dividual, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.

2017                      BLOOM, T.J.Boulting, London.

                              Solaris, Alma Zevi Gallery, Venice, Italy.

2016                      Intransitive, Regina Rex Gallery, Lower East Side, New York.

                              Juliana Cerqueira Leite, T.J.Boulting Solo Booth at Art Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2014                      Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Sussex.

2013                      Positional, Galeria Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

2012                      Precede/Proceed, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome.

                              Portmanteau, T.J. Boulting, London.

2011                       The Climb is Also The Fall, A.I.R. Gallery, DuMBO, New York.

2009                     Up Down In Out, Trolley Gallery, Trolley Books, London.



2018                      In The Company Of, T.J.Boulting, London. 

In Practice: Another Echo, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York.

                              The Female Gaze, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.

                             Eye to Eye, Arsenal Contemporary, Bowery, New York. 

Body of Evidence, Peninsula Gallery, Redhook, New York.

Prima Materia, La Casa Art Park, Gardiner, Upstate New York.

2017                      Space Odyssey: Beyond Material Confinements, Radiator gallery, New York. 

                              Core Remission, Gr_und, Berlin. Curated by Penny Rafferty.

                              Holiday Home, Alma Zevi, Celerina.

                              the problem with having a body is that it always needs to be somewhere, The Approach, London.

                              Antarctic Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017, Venice.

                              1st Antarctic Biennale, Antarctica.

2016                      Sculptor’s Drawings, Alma Zevi Gallery, Venice, Italy.

                              She Reconfigured, Center for Performance Research, New York.

                              The Measure of Our Travelling Feet, Marres Contemporary Art Center, Maastricht, NL.

                              Manual Override, collaboration with Zoë Claire Miller. The Landing Strip, Neükolln, Berlin.

                              5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow.

                              Now You See Me, TJ Boulting Gallery and Photo London, London.

                              Frottage, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn.

                              Ma, Spring Break Art Show 2016, New York.

2015                      Lustwarande 2015, commission of new monumental sculpture, De Oude Warande forest, Tilburg, Netherlands.

                              Gust, Global Committee, Brooklyn, NY.

2014                      2014 Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver B.C. Canada.

                              Casa Triângulo no Pivô, Pivô Art and Research, São Paulo, Brazil.

2013                      Spaced In Spaced Out, Lendi Projects, Celerina, Switzerland.

                              Material Traces, Leonard and Ellen Bina Gallery, Montréal. Curated by Amelia Jones.

                              New Directors, Anthology Film Archives, New York.

                              New Age of Aquarius, DUVE Gallery, Berlin.

                              A Thin Place, Schönleinstraße 33, Berlin. Curated by Amanda Schmitt.

2012                      Higher Atlas, 4th Marrakech Biennial, Morocco.

                             Art Public | Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by Christine Kim.

                             Solo, Electric Studios, St. Leonards, UK

                             100 Feet, Lo & Behold, London.

                             Bending Light, CultureFix, New York.

2011                      British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery in Adelaide, Australia.

                             Nothing Ever Touches, Chiles Matar, New York.

                             From Slapstick to Horror, Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK.

                             London International, KCCC, Lithuania.

                             Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, California.

                             MACO Nuevas Propostas, Mexico City, Mexico. With T.J. Boulting, London.

                             Waived Gallery, Jack Chiles, New York.

                             Physical Center, Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare Studio, London.

2010                     Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London and Adelaide, Australia.

                             Bold Tendencies IV, Hannah Barry Gallery, Peckham, London.

                             A Collective Noun, Faggionato Fine Art, London.

                             FIT, AllanNederpelt Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

                             Excalibur Foundry Sculpture Show, Brooklyn.

2009                    Subject|Matter, The Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, England.

                             Boxing Gloves and Bustiers, Soho20 Gallery, New York.

                             Seven Easy Steps, Horton Gallery, New York.

                             Bodyscapes, KUBE Gallery, Poole and Weymouth, England.

                             Return to Reason, HRL Contemporary, Gallery 77, London.

2008                    East Wing Collection 8, Courtauld Art Institute. London.  

                             Beyond Body and Gesture, Stephen Ongpin, London.

                             The Future Can Wait, Truman Brewery, London.

                             Dis-locate Festival, Ginza Art Lab, Tokyo.

                             Ethereal, Motdar, Copenhagen.

                             The Future Was Then So What Now? Scope, New York.

2007                    The Future Can Wait, The New London School. Atlantis Gallery, London.

2006                    New Figurative Realism, Clapham Art Gallery, London.

                             The Mouse that Roared, Project 133, London.     

2005                    Twenty to One, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.

                             New Works by Graduates, Slade School of Fine Art, London, Curated by James Roberts.

                             Young Gods, Clapham Art Gallery. Selected 2004 graduates.

2004                     A Little Flat in Kensington, curated by Maria Walsh and Sophie Loss.

                             Act 03: Disorder, Central Station, London



2007                     MA Drawing                Camberwell College of Art, London

2006                     MFA Sculpture            Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London         

2004                     BFA Sculpture             Chelsea College of Art & Design, London      



2012                     Dumbo Arts Center in collaboration with the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn: more than one at once, a one night women artists’                                film and video screening.

2011                      Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare’s space in Hackney, London: PHYSICAL CENTER, a two month program of performance                                art, science lectures and film.

2004-3                 291 Gallery, Hackney, London: Co-curated Act Art 02, live art, durational performance, video, painting and sculpture                                        show.



2017                      The Wellcome Collection Library, Anatomical Fictions, with curator Nora Heidorn. On the event of the acquisition of 'A                                    Potential Space' by the Library.

2016                      New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1. The Book, the Woman and the Body Politic with Tatana Kellner, moderated by                                          Corina Reynolds of Small Editions.

2013                      SUNY New Paltz: Artist talk, guest lecturer and tutor for Graduate Sculpture.

2009                     KUBE Gallery, Poole: Bodyscapes, Seminar and artist’s talk.

2008                     London Knowledge Lab, Birkbeck University: Mystery and Wonder, Play and Discovery: Mathematics and Art as Creative                                 Activities. Presentation of recent drawing work and speaker in the symposium                                                                                                     Woburn Research Space, UCL London: The Body Project, guest speaker.                                                                                                               Sherborne House, Dorset: Art and Discourse: Engagning with the Body, guest speaker in symposium.



Hannah, Dehlia; Hopeless Utopia, in Frieze Magazine, June 2017.

Griffith, Phillip; Juliana Cerqueira Leite: Intransitive, in The Brookyn Rail, April 2016; Industry City, New York.

Jones, Amelia; Material Traces: Performativity, Artistic “Work” and New Concepts of Agency, in The Drama Review, Winter 2015, Vol. 59, No. 4: 18-35. MIT Press.

Clark, Robert & Sherwin, Skye; This Week’s New Exhibitions: Juliana Cerqueira Leite and Gary Webb, The Guardian Newspaper, Friday 11, April 2014.

Guglielmino, Giorgio; This is Now: A Geographical Guide to Cutting Edge Contemporary Art, Umberto Allemandi & C., Torino: 2013.

Jones, Ameila; Material Traces, Leonard and Ellen Bina Gallery, Concordia University Press. On occasion of the exhibition Material Traces, 2013.

Samman, Nadim Julien; ‘Juliana Cerqueira Leite – Portmanteau’, Third Text, Routledge, No.121, Wol. 27, Issue 2, March, 2013.

Giles, Ian; ‘The Introduction: Juliana Cerqueira Leite’, Art Licks Magazine, Issue 4. Summer/Fall, London: 2011. 

Groves, Nancy; Interview: Physical Center, The Independent Newspaper, London: Jan. 02, 2011

Blatt, Katy Ed.; On Time, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. London; 2008. Published on the occasion of the exhibition On Time – East Wing Collection 8 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House.

Samman, Nadim; Juliana Cerqueira Leite: Works in Process, ‘The Naked Punch’, Issue 09, Summer/Fall. London; 2007.

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