Civic Radar - Lynn Hershman Leeson

Book: Civic Radar

“[An] Indespensable book.” -Holland Cotter

Civic Radar presents the first comprehensive overview of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s work. Edited by Peter Weibel, with contributions from thirteen renowned authors.

Available from D.A.P. or Amazon

Electronic SuperHighway - Lynn Hershman Leeson

Current Exhibitions and Screenings


Snap + Share: Transmitting Photographs from Mail Art to Social Networks

San Francisco, California
March 30 – August 4, 2019

Architecture Effects

Guggenheim Bilbao
Bilbao, Spain
December 5, 2018 – April 28, 2019

West by Midwest

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
November 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019

The New Art Festival ’18

Presented as part of the Hands-On program
National Museum of Natural History and Science
Lisbon, Portugal
November 9-30, 2019

Artificial Paradise? Immersion in Space and Time

Künstlerhause Halle für Kunst and Medien
Graz, Austria
September 23 – November 29, 2018

Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media

Karlsruhe, Germany
July 14, 2018 – February 24, 2019

Objects Like Us

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Berlin, Germany
May 20, 2017 – January 13, 2019

Current Projects

Feature on Art21

Lynn Hershman Leeson is at once a pointed critic and a sly practical jokester, as she explores the roles that technology, media, and artifice play in society. This episode surveys the artist’s richly varied body of work, from her early performances as the fictional character Roberta Breitmore to the more recent VertiGhost, a work incorporating surveillance video and sculpture that offers a feminist riff on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” Overlooked for the better part of her decades-long career, Leeson is now recognized as a pioneering multidisciplinary artist and critiques the gender biases that excluded her and other women artists.