Cerqueira Leite

born in Chicago, USA, 1981
lives and works in New York, USA

MA – Drawing, Camberwell College of Art, London, UK
MFA – Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London. UK
BA – Sculpture, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

solo exhibitions

Fratura, Projeto Arte Atual, curated by Paulo Myiada, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Intransitive, Regina Rex, New York, USA
Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex, UK
Posicional, Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Precede/Proceed, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Roma, Italy
Portmanteau, TJ Boulting, London, UK
The Climb is Also The Fall, A.I.R. Gallery, DuMBO, New York, USA
Up Down In Out, Trolley Gallery, Trolley Books, London, UK
From the Snow, The Banff Arts Centre, Alberta, Canada

group exhibitions

The Female Gaze - on Body, Love and Sex I, curated by Isabelle Meiffert, Kunsthaus, Erfurt, Germany
Another Echo, Sculptur Center, New York, United States
Eye to Eye, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, United States
Antarctica, curated by Alexander Ponomarev e Nadim Samman, Antarctic Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale of Art, Venice, Italy
Sculptor’s Drawings, Alma Zevi Gallery, Venice, Italy
The Measure of our Travelling Feet, curated by Laura Mudde and Claire van Els, Marres - House of Contemporary Culture Maastricht, Netherlands
Manual Override, The Landing Strip, Berlin, Germany
Deep Inside, curated by Nadim Samman, 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art!, Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, Moscow, Russia
FROTTAGE, curated by John Silvis, OUTLET, New York, USA

Lustwarande 2015, commission of new monumental sculpture, De Oude Warande forest, Tilburg, Holland
TRIO Bienal - Tridimensional Bienal do Rio - Quem disse que amanhã não existe?, curated by Marcus Lontra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3rd Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada
Casa Triângulo no Pivô, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil
A Thin Place, Schönleinstraße 33, Berlin, Germany
Material Traces: Time and Gesture in Contemporary Art, curated by Amelia Jones, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Spaced In Spaced Out, Lendi Projects, Celerina, Switzerland
New Filmmakers/Mono no Aware, 16mm film screening including Eight, 2012, at Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA
*New Age of Aquarius*, curated by Nadim Samman, DUVE Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Alone Together, Spring/Break, parallel to Armory Show, New York, USA
Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
Solo, Electro Studios, Coastal Currents Festival, St. Leonards, UK
One Hundred Foot, Lo & Behold, London, UK
Artlicks Annual, ICA, London, UK
Bending Light, CultureFix, New York, USA
Higher Atlas, 4th Marrakech Biennial, Marrakech, Morocco
Climb, Art Public | Art Basel Miami Beach, curated by Christine Y. Kimc, Collins Park, Miami, USA
Nothing Ever Touches, Chiles Matar, New York, USA
From Slapstick to Horror, Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
London International, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith, KCCC, Lithuania
Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, California, USA
MACO Nuevas Propostas with Trolley Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Waived Gallery, Jack Chiles, New York, USA
Physical Center, Guest Projects, London, UK
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Bold Tendencies IV: Hannah Barry Gallery, Peckham, London, UK
A Collective Noun, Faggionato Fine Art, London, UK
FIT, AllanNederpelt Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, USA
Excalibur Foundry Sculpure Show, Brooklyn, USA
Subject|Matter, The Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK
Boxing Gloves and Bustiers, Soho20 Gallery, New York, USA
Seven Easy Steps, Horton Gallery, New York, USA
Bodyscapes, KUBE Gallery, Poole followed by Weymouth, UK
Return to Reason, HRL Contemporary, Gallery 77, London, UK
Beyond Body and Gesture, Orion Contemporary at Stephen Ongpin, London, UK
The Future Can Wait, Truman Brewery, London, UK
Dis-locate Festival, Ginza Art Lab, Tóquio, Japan
Ethereal, Motdar, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Future Was Then…So What Now? Scope Art Fair, New York, USA
East Wing Collection 8, Courtauld Art Institute. London, UK
The Future Can Wait: The New London School. Atlantis Gallery, London, UK
New Figurative Realism, Clapham Art Gallery, London, UK
The Mouse that Roared, Project 133, London, UK
Act 03: Disorder, Central Station. Performance and video art event, London, UK
Twenty to One, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, UK
New Works by Graduates, Woburn Project Space, Slade School of Fine Art. Group show curated by James Roberts, London, UK
Young Gods, Clapham Art Gallery. Selected 2004 graduates, London, UK

Vancouver Sculpture Biennale International Residency, Canada
FAAP (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado), São Paulo, Brazil
Funded Production Residency, Arts in Marrakesh Biennial, Marrakesh, Morocco
Funded Sculpture Residency, Sculpture Center, Utica, New York, USA
Self-Directed Winter Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada 

Awarded the A.I.R. Gallery, 2010-2011 Fellowship, New York, USA
Winner of the Kenneth Armitage Sculpture Award, UK

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
Nadim Julien Samman, ‘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
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
Muss, Lucy. Juliana Cerqueira Leite, ‘Time Out’, University of the Arts Launch booklet. June, London; 2004

curatorial projects
Curated PHYSICAL CENTER, two months of program performance, scientific lectures, film screenings and exhibition at Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare’s space in Hackney, London, UK
Co-curated Video Showroom for ‘Naked Punch’, Issue 9 Launch, ‘Naked Punch’ is a quarterly journal of philosophy, politics and art theory, Rampart, London, UK
Co-curated Act Art 02, live art, performance, video, painting and sculpture event at 291 Gallery, London, UK
Co-curated Act Art 01, live art, performance, video, painting and sculpture event at 291 Gallery, London, UK

seminars and conferences
Curator more than one at once, an exhibition evening of women artists videos at Dumbo Arts Center in collaboration with A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Bodyscapes, workshop and artist’s speech at KUBE Gallery, Poole, UK
Mystery and Wonder, Play and Discovery: Mathematics and Art as Creative Activities, London Knowledge Lab, London, UK
The Body Project, Woburn Research Space, Launch of Other Bodies, London, UK
Art and Discourse: Engagning with the Body, Sherborne House, Dorset, UK