Henry Wolf Chair in Photography
Leigh Ledare (born 1976, Seattle, WA) earned an MFA from Columbia University in 2008. Working with photography, film, sculpture and writing, Ledare’s fundamentally collaborative projects map psychosocial relations in order to examine the complex dynamics that bind individuals, as well as the relationship between artist, subject and viewer. Ledare has had recent solo exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago (2017); The Box, Los Angeles (2017); Office Baroque, Brussels (2016); Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York (2014); Kunsthal Charlottenberg, Copenhagen (2013); WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2013); among others. His works have also appeared in numerous group exhibitions including: The Whitney Biennial (2017); Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016); and Greater New York, PS1/MoMA (2010). He has taught at Yale University; Columbia University; New York University; and Calarts. Ledare is a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation fellow.