Upcoming:

Send Me an Image: From Postcards to Social Media, C/O Berlin

Berlin, Germany
March 27 – September 2

New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley, California
August 25 – January 30, 2022
bamfa.org

Staying With the Trouble, Tufts University, Aidekman Arts Center

Medford, Massachusetts
August 30 – December 5
artgalleries.tufts.edu

Recent Projects

Tina Modotti Commemorative Sidewalk Plaque: 1952 Taylor Street

Ten years in the making, along with B. Ruby Rich and The Tina Modotti Heritage Committee, Lynn has succeeded in cementing a sidewalk plaque commemorating the fine art photographer and revolutionary activist Tina Modotti, outside of her home at 1952 Taylor Street, in San Francisco.
tinamodottihc.com

The Electronic diaries

“In 1984, after teaching herself how to use a video camera, Lynn Hershman Leeson sat down in front of it and began to talk and for 40 years developed a sly, profound and raw confessional mediated expression for an unknown audience that led towards personal evolution and survival.”

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s feature film The Electronic Diaries of Lynn Hershman Leeson  (2019) was this year officially selected by Sundance Film Festival to be part of the New Frontier exhibition. Prior to that it was on show at the Manual Override exhibition at The Shed, from late 2019 to early 2020.

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Shadow Stalker

Shadow Stalker is a “live” interactive installation that uses algorithms, performance and projections to make visible private Internet systems like Predictive Policing that are increasingly used by law enforcement and promote racial profiling. Shadow Stalker will next be exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, as part of the Uncanny Valley exhibition, from Feb 22 – Oct 25, 2020.

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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.

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Current Exhibitions

Twisted, The New Museum

New York, New York
June 30- October 3
newmuseum.org

Staged Intimacy 1974-2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rozenstraat Amsterdam in collaboration with Paul van Esch

Wunderkammer 3 -DNAart

Esbjerg Kunstmuseum
Esbjerg, Denmark
April 24, 2021 – January 16, 2022
eskum.dk

Recent Exhibitions and Screenings

Lynn Hershman Leeson Films now on Criterion Collection

criterionchannel.com

Gwanju Biennale 2020: Minds Rising, Spirits Turning

Gwangju, Korea
February 26 – May 9
13thgwangjubiennale.org

SFMOMA Film Program: No Time to Rest!

 

SFMOMA
San Francisco, California
November 11 – December 22, 2020
www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/no-time-to-rest

I Yield My Time. Fuck You!

 

Altman Siegel
San Francisco, California
October 29 – December 19, 2020
altmansiegel.com

We Fight to Build a Free World: an Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

 

Jewish Museum
New York, New York
October 1, 2020 – Jan 24, 2021
thejewishmuseum.org

States of Mind: Art in American Democracy

 

Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University
Houston, Texas
September 19 – December 19
moody.rice.edu

Uncanny valley: being human in the age of AI

 

de Young Museum
San Francisco, California
February 22 – October 25, 2020
deyoung.famsf.org

 

 

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