Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Leandro Erlich

Leandro Erlich was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1973. At age 20, he won a grant from the Antorchas Foundation to take an advanced sculpture and installation workshop under the direction of Luis F. Benedit and Pablo Suárez. Between 1998 and 1999 he took part in the Core Program, an artist-in-residence program in Houston, Texas, U.S.
In 1999 he moved to New York and presented his first exhibition in a commercial New York gallery. Over the next two years he participated in the Whitney Biennial and represented Argentina at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001).
Since 1997, Erlich has participated in a number of group exhibitions and art biennials, including the 1st Bienal do Mercosul (1997), the 7th Havana Biennale (2000), the 7th Istanbul Biennial (2001), the 3rd Shanghai Biennale (2002), the 1st Busan Biennale, Korea (2002), the 26th Bienal de São Paulo (2004), la Nuit Blanche de Paris (2004), the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan (2006), and the exhibition "Notre histoire" at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2006, among others.
Erlich has had solo exhibitions at venues such as the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona (2003), MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma (2006), Le Grand Café - Centre D'art Contemporain de Saint-Nazaire, France (2005), and Albion Gallery, London (2005). In 2001, Erlich presented a major architectural installation entitled "Neighbors: An Installation by Leandro Erlich" at the El Museo del Barrio, New York.
Erlich's works are in several private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tate Modern, London; Musee d'Art moderne, Paris; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; MACRO, Rome; and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Fonds national d'art contemporain (FNAC), Paris.

Erlich lives and works in Paris, France, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(website: http://www.skny.com/artists/leandro-erlich/bio/)

Smoking Room, 2006

Window and Ladder- Too Late For Help, 2008
Metal ladder, underground hidden metal structure, aluminium frames, and fiberglass brick wall
14 3/4 ft x 5 1/4 ft

Swimming Pool, 2008
masonry, swimming pool ladder, laminated glass, and water
600 x 280 x 300cm

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