What do you hold close? Where is your secret place of belonging? If you had to leave everything behind and begin again – who would you be? As the world around us is unravelling, have we stopped dreaming of another?
Leonor Antunes (b. 1972, Lisbon) has risen to prominence in recent years with important solo exhibitions at the Tensta Konsthall, Tensta, Stockholm (2017), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2016), New Museum, New York (2015), Museum Serralves, Porto (2011 & 2016), Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2013) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2011). Her work has been included in major international exhibitions including Viva Arte Viva, the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), the 12th Sharjah Biennial (2015), the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014) and the Singapore Biennial (2011). She studied sculpture at the University of Lisbon and Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karlsruhe. She lives and works in Berlin.
[from Whitechapel Gallery]