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Leah Capaldi is represented by Matt's Gallery, London.

2008-2010 - MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art
2004-2007 - BA (Hons) Sculpture, University of Brighton

The crossover area between the disciplines of sculpture and performance are of particular interest to Leah Capaldi’s practice, with echoes of the seminal performance work of the late 1960s and early 70s. She explores the pivotal relationship between object or subject, encouraging the audience to question themselves in relation to the work and playing with notions of surveillance and spectatorship.

“It’s such a ‘safe’ space, the gallery space. Within a gallery, we can see the most horrendous images or we can be part of anything, and it’s diluted because of the confines of the art cathedral. If I can get people to experience the rupture or interruption of their viewing, I can shake them out of that. If they’re going around in a bit of a daydream, I wonder if there’s something I can do to prod them and draw them back, to realise that there’s something else happening that they weren’t aware of. There’s also a very accepted way of viewing work; why should there be?” Leah Capaldi in Interview with Ellen Mara de Wachter.


EXHIBITIONS:
2018
Alter Heros Coalition - Mimosa House, London - Group Exhibition (FORTHCOMING SEPT)
Obeying Durations - 16 Nicolson Street, Glasgow

2017
On Board - Crispr, Bogota, Colombia
Commission and Commune - ARTLICKS Weekend, London

2016
Lay Down - Matt's Gallery, London

2015
ICA, London

2014
Parts and Labour, Osan Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea
Allure - per4m, Turin, Italy
35th Birthday Party, Matt's Gallery, London
Hung - The Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park, London
Hum - ART14 – Kensington Olympia, London
Witness Matter - Vitrine, London

2013
No Questions – Ausstellungsraum, Basel, Switzerland
mass. en masse. mass medium. - Cafe Gallery Projects, London

2012
Untouchable - The Flying Dutchman, London
Invites - 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London
Incubate Festival - Tilburg, Holland,
Parts and Labour – Camberwell Space, London
Prop - Vitrine, London
Give Me Strength In My Heart - Copenhagen Place, London
Everything – Institute of Contemporary Art, London

2011
New Contemporaries - Institute of Contemporary Art, London
FRIEZE Performance Evening - David Roberts Art Foundation, London
New Contemporaries - Site Gallery and S1 Artspace, Sheffield
The Hole - London
The Catlin Art Prize 2011 - The Tramshed, London
The King and The Minotaur - Wignall and Moore, London
GlueGun - The Hospital Club, London

2010
The Plaza Principle – Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds
EXPOSURE 2010 - Parasol Unit, London
London Lola - Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt
Young Gods - Charlie Smith, London
SHOW RCA - Royal College of Art, London
Park Night - Pump House Gallery, London
Unitary Structures - STEW, Norwich
Embrace RCA at ECA - Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Testing Ground : Live - 176/ Zabludowicz Collection, London

AWARDS:
2015 - ACME Live/Work Residency
2014 - GerstonZevi Land Art Road Trip Residency
2014 - Arts Foundation Yoma Sasburg Sculpture Fellowship 2014
2012 - Girton College residency shortlist Finalist
2011 - Catlin Art Prize Finalist
2010 - Parasol Unit EXPOSURE 2010 Award
2009 - Stanley Picker Award
2006 - Michael Hicks Sculpture Prize

PUBLICATIONS:
Zabludowicz Collection: INVITES, Paul Luckraft. Cassochrome, Beveren-Leie, Belgium. 2015
Parasol unit : London 2004 - 2014, Ziba Ardalan, Parasol unit, London. 2014
Artissima Book 2014, Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Artissima, Tipo Stampa Moncalieri, Italy 2014
100 London Artists : Volume 2. 2014, Edward Lucie-Smith and Zavier Ellis, Elizabeth Beecher Publishing
mass. en masse. mass medium. 2013, Natasha Rees and Alys Williams
New Contemporaries 2011, Bloomberg Publications
The Catlin Guide 2011, Justin Hammond, Catlin Holdings ltd

RECENT PRESS:
2010-18:
July 2018
Obeying Durations -16 Nicholson Street Adam Benmakhlouf, printed and online theskinny.co.uk
Feb 2017
Exciting young British artists to look out for in 2017, Jessie Thompson, Printed and online standard.co.uk
Jan 2017
Leah Capaldi: Lay Down, Ottilie Landmark, James Lee and Frances Wadsworth Jones, ARTLICKS Magazine

Dec 2016
Leah Capaldi : Lay Down, Katie McCabe, printed magazine and timeout.com

Nov 2016
She Said Boom; The London Artworld Has A Feminist Moment. Jennifer Thatcher. www.artnews.com

Aug 2015
Leah Capaldi at the ICA, touring Isa Genzken. Jack Smurthwait themetropolist.com
Jan 2015
When Performance meets Artissima: Interview with Leah Capaldi. Giuseppina Greci. www.mps.it

Sept 2014
Leah Capaldi, Allure. Natalia Sielwicz, Per4m, Artissima 2014 Catalogue.
June 2014
Curator Ziba Ardalan and Parasol Unit, her non-profit art gallery in east-London. Griselda Murray Brown. www.ft.com and Financial Times newspaper.
How Noise Festival Breaks Down 'Nepotistic' Barriers of UK Creative Industries, Ian Silvera. ibtimes.com

May 2014
Recommended Reading : Leah Capaldi, ARTLICKS magazine

Apr 2014
Leah Capaldi and Stephanie Saade, Paul Carey Kent, Frieze Magazine

Feb 2014
Winter Report: Leah Capaldi and Stephanie Saade, Traction Magazine
Witness Matter, Aine Carlin. hungertv.com
Witness Matter, Susie Pentelow. wallstreetinternational.com

Nov 2012
INVITES Leah Capaldi, Ellen Mara De Wachter. Zabludowicz Collection

June 2012
SPOTLIGHT no.1 Vitrine Gallery: Encountered. Chantelle May Purcell. Fadwebsite.com

Jan 2012
Art Exhibition in Review 2011 by Paul Carey Kent, Paul Carey Kent. Artlyst.com,

Dec 2011
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011, Claire Hazelton, The Student Newspaper,
Bloomberg New Contemporaries scenting the trail, Elizabeth Hommersham, Jotta.com,

Nov 2011
4 Hot Young British Artists to Watch From the ICA London's New Contemporaries Show, Coline Milliard, artinfo.com,
Avant Art, Glass profiles the most exciting artists, Aaron Hammond, Glass Magazine,

Oct 2011
AMY'S LONDON: FRIEZE OPENINGS – EVENTS / HAPPENINGS / PERFORMANCES AT DAVID ROBERTS ART FOUNDATION. Amy Sherlock, artfridge.de

May 2011
Next generation turns its backs on Emin and Hirst's conceptual artworks, Vanessa Thorpe, guardian.co.uk
Scents and Sensibility: Leah Capaldi spray actors in Chanel for performance piece. Emma Love, theindependent.co.uk
Leah Capaldi Catlin Art Prize artist number 4, fadwebsite.com

Feb 2011
Does the recession inspire avant garde art?, Dr Richard Cork, The Shortlist Magazine

Jan 2011
The artists to watch in 2011, theindependent.co.uk

Oct 2010
EXPOSURE 10, Rachel Segal Hamilton, dontpaniconline.com
EXPOSURE 10, James Cahill, Jotta.com

Jul 2010
A Group Show By Other Means, Paul Carey Kent, Saatchi Online
How postgraduates are turning to innovative ventures to fund their degrees, Henry Procter, independent.co.uk
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