Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Leah Gordon (b.1959) is a British photographer, film-maker and curator

Leah Gordon (born 1959, Ellesmere Port, UK) is a photographer, film-maker and curator who has produced a body of work on the representational boundaries between art, religion, anthropology, post-colonialism and folk history. Her photography book Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti was published in June 2010 and was the culmination of a sixteen year long project. In the twenty years that she has been working as a curator/artist in Haiti, she has produced a number of films including 'Bounda pa Bounda', about a cross-dressing Vodou priest and 'Atis Rezistans: the Sculptors of Grand Rue', about the artists collective in Port-au-Prince. 
Gordon was the adjunct curator for the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, is part of the curatorial team for the upcoming In Extremis exhibition of Haitian Vodou arts (opening in Sept 2012) at the Fowler Museum, UCLA and is co-curating, with Alex Farquharson, the major exhibition Kafou, on Haitian art, Vodou and the Revolutionary History at Nottingham Contemporary in October 2012. Gordon is represented by Riflemaker, London. 

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