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.

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Electronic SuperHighway - Lynn Hershman Leeson

Current Exhibitions and Screenings

Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

Riga, Latvia
Summer 2018

Solo Exhibition

House of Electronic Arts Basel (HeK Basel)
Basel, Switzerland
Summer 2018

The Dante Hotel

10th Berlin Biennale
Presented by KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Berlin, Germany
June – September, 2018

Cellular World

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
Gallery of Modern Art
Glasgow, Scotland
April 2018

Screening of Tania Libre at EPOS Art Film Festival

Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
Tel-Aviv, Israel
March 2018

ADAA Art Fair

Presented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery
New York, New York
February 28 – March 4, 2018

WCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Women’s Caucus for Art
Los Angeles, California
February 24, 2018

CAA Distinguished Feminist Award – Visual Artist

College Art Association
Los Angeles, California
February 21, 2018

Group Exhibition

Greene Naftali Gallery
New York, New York
February 16 – March 10, 2018

Artist Talk: Lynn Hershman Leeson

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
February 8, 2018

Art in the Age of the Internet

ICA Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
February 7 – May 20, 2018

Untitled Art Fair

Presented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery
San Francisco, California
January 12-18, 2018

How to Haunt a Ghost: A Conversation with Lynn Hershman Leeson

FOG Design + Art Fair
San Francisco, California
January 11, 2018


Legion of Honor
San Francisco, California
December 16, 2017 – March 25, 2018

Affect Me – Social Media Images In Art

Kai 10 | Arthena Foundation
Düsseldorf, Germany
November 11, 2017 – March 10, 2018

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris

Fondation Louis Vuitton
Paris, France
October 11, 2017 – March 5, 2018

Exhibition of Infinity Engine at Future Shock

SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico
October 7, 2017 – April 29, 2018

Current Projects

VertiGhost at the Legion of Honor & de Young museums

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s VertiGhost is inspired by and reinterprets Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo (1958), key scenes for which were shot at the Legion of Honor. A multi-part installation about identity and authenticity, VertiGhost explores the tension between the difficulty or lack of desire to distinguish between reality and fiction versus the pursuit of truth. The film at the core of VertiGhost features the re-creation of select scenes from Vertigo, documentation of a painting by Amedeo Modigliani in the Museums’ collection that was enshrouded by questions of authenticity, as well as interviews about the construction of realities in life and art. The project also consists of an installation at both museum buildings and a live web component that incorporates live footage of viewers from the Legion of Honor by digitally inserting and implicating them into the narrative.


Tania Libre

Hershman Leeson’s latest film, winner of the Persistence of Vision Award at the 2017 SFFilm Festival and official selection of the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama category, focuses on renowned Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. The film documents the personal and emotional fallout of Bruguera’s unjust detentions through sessions with psychiatrist Dr Frank Ochberg, one of the founding fathers of modern psycho-traumatology.


Lynn Hershman Leeson Named 2016 USA Smith Fellow for Media

“Each year, United States Artists (USA) awards $50,000 fellowships to the country’s most accomplished and innovative artists working in the [arts]… United States Artists believes in risk-taking as central to promoting the power of art in American life and creatively impacting the world. The support that USA Fellows receive each year clears the way for unburdened artistic innovation and unleashes creative expression.”