Artists

Glenda León

  • Born in 1976, La Habana, Cuba.
  • Based in Madrid, Spain.

Glenda Leónʼs visionary sense of art has grown out of a multidisciplinary background and spiritual explorations. Her early interest in dance and choreography deepened her comprehension of a “whole” that combines mind, body, space, sound, and silence. Art History gave her a domain for investigation and widened her sources of influence. Her masterʼs degree in New Media at The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) broadened her repertoire of media and materials and made her more open to experimentation. Incessantly defying our perceptions of the world, at times by making the laws of nature visible, at other times by emphasizing the act of listening as a necessary step in order to continue evolving, her work has been extensively exhibited and is included in important public collections around the world.

León recently held a solo exhibition, Música de las formas, at the Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (2021; Pontevedra, Spain), and she represented her home country at the Cuba Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013; Italy).

  • Música concreta (Concrete Music), 2015
  • Installation view in Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV),
  • Ⅻ Bienal de La Habana, 2015
  • Courtesy of Estudio Glenda León