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Leah Gordon is a multi-media artist who also curates, collects, researches, writes and directs. She works across a variety of media including film, photography and installations, often including commissioned sculpture and painting by Haitian artists. Gordon makes work on Modernism, architecture and religion; the slave trade and industrialisation; and class and folk histories. In the 1980's she wrote lyrics, sang, played ukelele and tin whistle for the feminist folk punk band, 'The Doonicans'. Gordon’s film and photographic work has been exhibited internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Dak’art Biennale; the National Portrait Gallery, UK; Parc de la Villette, Paris and NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale. Her photography book 'Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti' was published in June 2010. She is the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; was a curator for the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale; was the co-curator of ‘Kafou: Haiti, History & Art’ at Nottingham Contemporary, UK; on the curatorial team for ‘In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art’ at the Fowler Museum, UCLA and was the guest curator for the 2016 NYC Outsider Art Fair. In 2015, André Eugène, her partner, and Leah Gordon were the recipients of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. Gordon has recently revisited her former interest, Trotskyism, through the lens of Anarcho-Primitivism.



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