Glasgow International 2020

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. 1941) lives and works in San Francisco.

Hershman Leeson’s education includes San Francisco State University, and Case Western Reserve University.

Recent solo exhibitions include: VertiGhost, Palace of the Legion of Honor and de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (2017); Remote Controls, Bridget Donahue, New York (2017); Lynn Hershman Leeson: Body Collage, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia (2016); Trans Genesis: Evaporations and Mutations, Vilma Gold, London (2016); Lynn Hershman Leeson: Origin of the Species, Bridget Donahue, New York (2015); Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany (2014).

Recent group exhibitions include: AFFECT ME: Social Media images in Art, Kai10 Arthena Foundation, Dusseldrorf (2017); Group Show, Project Native Informant, London (2017); Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017); Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art & Technology (1968-85), Rosenwalk-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, (2017); Seduction of a Cyborg, Human Resources, organised by David Evans Frantz, Simone Krug and Hannah Grossman through University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles (2016); The Politics of Portraiture, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2016); The Imitation Game, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (2016); Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016).

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s awards include: Lifetime Achievement Award, Women’s Caucus for Art (2018); Distinguished Feminist Award – Visual Artist, College Art Association (2018); Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award, 60th San Francisco International Film Festival (2017); United States Artists Fellowship (2016); First Prize for Films, Art Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (2012).

Joseph Buckley, Jamie Crewe, Jesse Darling, Cécile B. Evans, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, E. Jane, Sam Keogh, Mai-Thu Perret, John Russell

Cellular World: Cyborg-Human-Avatar-Horror

Director's Programme

Cellular World is a group exhibition featuring works by nine different internationally renowned artists that introduces the key thematic concerns of this year’s Director’s Programme.

We live in a world where technology plays a large and changing role in everyday life. In an age of social media, most of us will have avatars – versions of ourselves – online, prompting us to question how we are represented and how we represent ourselves. At the same time, we are at a historical moment where the future frequently appears as a precipice between utopia and dystopia.

The works on show explore questions of identity and individual and collective consciousness at a time of prolific social change and uncertainty, when reality can often seem more like science fiction.

Curated by Richard Parry, Director, Glasgow International.

Includes works commissioned by Glasgow International. Supported by Glasgow Museums, the Henry Moore Foundation and the Swiss Cultural Fund UK.

Fri 20 April – Sun 7 October
Mon – Wed & Sat, 10am-5pm
Thu, 10am-8pm
Fri & Sun, 11am-5pm

Performance by Sam Keogh:
Sat 21 April, 12pm

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