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Simon Lee, United States Pavilion – Biennale Arte 2022

Hugo Boss Prize 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, April 19 – October 27, 2019. Photo: David Heald.

Simon Lee, Sovereignty, US Pavilion – Venice Biennale of Art 2022

Title: Simon Lee, The Sovereign
Commissioner: Jill Medvedo, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Curator: Eva Respini, Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
Artist: Simone Leigh
Venue: USA Pavilion at Giardini di Castello

The Institute of Contemporary Art – ICA Boston is commissioner of the American Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The pavilion displays the work of the American artist Simon Lee In cooperation with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.

Lee’s sculptural work (Chicago, 1967) revolves around themes such as history, race, gender, work, and monuments, creating powerful narratives about women of color, their work, and their resilience. For the Venice Biennale of Art, Simone Lee has created a series of figurative sculptures in bronze and ceramics, blending cultural languages ​​and overlapping references to 19th-century West African art, the material culture of early Black Americans and colonial history for international exhibitions.

Simon Lee, Venice Biennale of Art 2022, US Pavilion

Simon Lee as Shanyquaa Jarvis.

Simon Lee's sculpture, Guggenheim 3

Simon Lee's sculpture, Guggenheim 1

Remo Hugo Boss 2018: Simone Leigh, Loophole of Retreat, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, April 19 – October 27, 2019. Photo: David Heald.

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