Juliana Cerqueira Leite is a Brazilian sculptor based in New York.
She is currently on residency at Pivô Art & Research in São Paulo, Brazil, where she is studying Amerindian artifacts for a new body of work that will be exhibited in 2019. She is also preparing to show the sculpture Climb, 2012 as part of the City of London's Sculpture in the City initiative. The sculpture will be installed in Central London at Mitre Square, with the inauguration on the 27th of June, 2018.
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 Pavillion in Venice, Marres House for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht, Galeria Casa Triangulo in São Paulo, Alma Zevi in Venice, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome, TJ Boulting in London, DUVE in Berlin, and Regina Rex Gallery in New York. She was one of eight artists chosen to represent Brazil in the 2014 Vancouver 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 2006 as recipient of the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Prize. She is represented in São Paulo by Galeria Casa Triângulo, in London by T.J.Boulting and in Venice by Alma Zevi.
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 Cooked Human, 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 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.
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.