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Simone Leigh

Influenced by feminism, African art, and ethnographic research, Simone Leigh creates surreal juxtapositions that subvert traditional iconographic systems and the power structures they support. She was a facilitator of the roaming Asiko Art School program organized by Bisi Silva at The Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria (2012), and in Dakar, Senegal (2014). Simone has appeared in exhibitions around the world, received numerous awards, and was a resident at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2010–2011).






New York City, USA