Catarina Leitão is an artist working in drawing, sculpture, installation and artist books. Leitão has has exhibited her work at P.S.1/MoMA, the Aldrich museum, Connecticut, Socrates Sculpture Park, Wavehill, Glyndor Gallery and Grounds, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and the Bronx Museum. She had solo museum shows at the Berardo Collection and CAMJAP-Gulbenkian Foundation. Awards and residencies include The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 2009, Center for Book Arts, 2007, The Triangle Arts Residency, 2006, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, 2004, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2003, and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2001, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Fundação Luso-Americana. Catarina Leitão has an MFA from Hunter College (2000), and a BFA by the University of Lisbon, Portugal (1993).
SYSTEMA NATUrÆ, Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012.
Invasive Species, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010.
Flatland, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.
Thicket, Number 35 gallery, New York, 2007.
The Characters the Objects
and the Landscapes, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006.
Natural Selection, Project Room at Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, 2005.
Drawings, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal, 2004.
Ronay, 2 person show, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2002-2003.
Tamed Nature, Centro de Arte
Moderna – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 2002. [Catalogue]
A.R.D. Artificial Retreat Devices, Berardo Collection, Sintra, Portugal, 2001.
Selected Recent Group Exhibitions
Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts
Center for Book Arts, New York, and travelling accross the USA through 2012
Arqueologia do Detalhe, curated by Fátima Lambert, with Albuquerque Mendes, Alejandro Somaschini, Baltazar Torres, Catarina Leitão, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Luís Nobre and Vasco Araújo. Part of 16 Bienal de Cerveira, Casa das Artes, Vigo, Spain.
Open Book: An International Survey of Experimental Books, Eastern Michigan University, MI, USA.
Pretty Tough: Contemporary Storytelling, curated by Mónica Ramírez–Montagut, with Ambreen Butt, Kate Clark, Orly Cogan, Amy Cutler, Kyung Jeon, Catarina Leitão, Rosana Palazyan, Liliana Porter, and Stacey Steers, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT, USA. Catalogue
We're all gonna die, curated by Ron Keyson, with Sarah Charlesworth, Anthony Conway, Paola Ferrario, Kara Hamilton, Hugo Kobayashi, Robert Lazzarini, Miyeon Lee, CATARINA LEITÃO, Markus Linnenbrink, Robin Lowe, Marilyn Minter, Carol Peligian, Gary Rough, Gary Simmons, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Charles Spurrier, Joni Sternbach, Fred Tomaselli, Sue Scott Gallery, New York.
LÁ Fora, curated by João Pinharanda, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, Portugal. [Catalogue]
LÁ Fora, curated by João Pinharanda, Museu da Presidência da República, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Center for Book Arts 2007 Artists, Center for Book Arts, New York.
Point of View, curated by Miguel Amado, Museu da cidade, Lisbon, Portugal. [Catalogue]
Four Degrees: Artistic Views on Climate Change, curated by Robert Sweeny, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA.
Human Resources, curated by Sara Reisman, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Artists Residency Marks a Decade Downtown,New York.
The Shape of Things to Come, curated by Marco Antonini, Redhead Space, LMCC, New York.
50 Years of Portuguese Art, Calouste Gulbekian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. [Catalogue]
Anatomical Attitudes, curated by Robin Reisenfeld, Heskin Contemporary, New York. [Catalogue]
curated by Rachel Gugelberger and Jeffrey Walkowiak,
Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York. press release
curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill, New York. [Catalogue]
curated by McKendree Kee, The Roger Smith Lab Gallery, New
Leaves of Grass
Pillow (1980), in collaboration with Trong G. Nguyen
for his project "Humanitarians Not Heroes (Five-Alive)", Tenri Cultural Institute, New York. website
En Masse, Heskin Contemporary, New York.
Naturalia, curated by Leonor Nazaré, Lagos Cultural Center and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lagos, Portugal.
Options and Futures, curated
by Miguel Amado, Arte Contempo, Lisbon, Portugal.
Salon ItenÉrant d’Art Contemporain, curated by Fátima Lambert, 6 locations: France, Lithuania, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal. [Catalogue]
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1
Contemporary Art Center, P.S.1./MoMA, New York. [Catalogue]
Our World, curated
by Julie Peppito, Broadway Gallery, New York.
Relativa, curated by Leonor Nazaré, Fundação
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal. [Catalogue]
DigressÕes sobre uma Urbanidade, curated by Miguel Von Hafe Perez, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.
Bienal de Pontevedra “No
principio era a viaxe”, curated by Miguel Von Hafe Perez and David G. Torres, Pontevedra, Spain. [Catalogue]
Field: Science, Technology
and Nature, curated by Alyson Baker, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York.
Freehand, curated by Rachel Gugelberger, Marvelli Lab, New York.
The Body In The Garment In The Furniture In The Room, MFA Thesis, Hunter College, New York. Solo*, 1999.
Awards and Residencies
2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Fellowship, New York.
2007 The Center for Book Arts Residency, Studio Residency, New York.
2006 Triangle Residency
Program, Studio Residency, New York. studio images
2005 The Marie Walsh Sharpe
Art Foundation, Studio Residency, New York. studio
2003 Lower Manhattan Cultural
Council, Residency at the Woolworth Building, New York. studio
2002 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
97-99 FundaÇÃo Calouste Gulbenkian and FundaÇÃo Luso-Americana Fellowship.
1996 AIM Artists in The Market Place, Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Artists Books | Publications | Print Projects
Systema Naturae, collaboration with José Roseira (text), Orbius Tertius Edições, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012
Systema Naturae I, edition of 25, digital archival print on fine art paper 100% cotton, INC, Edições de Autor, Porto, Portugal, 2011.
As colecÇÕes nÓmadas, text and drawing, Jornal Oficina do Cego nº3, AAVV, Isabel Baraona (ed.),
Oficina do Cego, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011.
Tree, edição 30, edition of 30, digital archival print on fine art paper, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010
Drift, Zine, artist publication, New York, USA, 2009.
Uplift, artist book (pop-up), edition of 5+1AP, Center for Book Arts, New York, USA, 2008.
Weatherproof, artist book, edition of 50, Center for Book Arts, New York, USA, 2007.
Bordercrossing Berlin, art project, Berlin, Germany, June, 2007.
DIF, art project, DIF magazine N. 18, Lisbon, Portugal, May, 2004.
3rd Floor: A Portable Art Space, art project for 3rd floor, Magazine N. 2, Baltimore, MD, USA 2004.
A.R.D. Artificial Retreat Devices, self-published, edition of 30, New York, USA, 2001.
Artstrike / Revista de Projectos de Arte, Winter, Lisbon, Portugal, 1992.
Artstrike / Revista de Projectos de Arte, Summer, Lisbon, Portugal, 1991.
Collaboration with Loco7 Puppet Theatre
Company, for the piece Room To Panic, 2008
Performed at LaMaMa ETC, New York,
3 to 19 of October, 2008
and Urban Odyssey, LaMaMa ETC, New York, March 22 – April 8, 2012
Presentation and discussion "O que um livro pode", Atelier ReAL, Oficina do Cego e Ghost, Lisbon, Portugal, December 2011
Work Presentation at INC, Edições de autor, Porto, Portugal, July, 2011
Panel Discussion The Handmade Multiple, with Center for Book Arts, New York Art Book Fair, PS1/MoMA, New York, USA, October 4 2009.
Panel Discussion Stories in the Making, moderated by curator Monica Ramirez-Montagut, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT, USA, June 21, 2009.
Artist Talk From Sculpture to Book, from Book to Sculpture, Artists in Residency at The Center for Book Arts New York, New York, USA, May 17, 2008.
Artist Tours, 2005-2007, Catarina Leitão gave artists guided tours at PS1/MoMA, New York, USA.
Panel Discussion Lucy Orta and Catarina Leitão moderated by Monika Weiss: Body Architecture: Between Intervention and Survival, organized by Nomads+Residents and Van Alen Institute, Van Allen Institute, New York, USA, October 7, 2003.
Panel Discussion 16 Beaver Group – Monday Night – Cecilia Galiena, Dario Solman, Catarina Leitão and A.J. Bocchino, 16 Beaver, New York, USA, September 22, 2003.
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