The Bonnier Gallery is delighted to announce the new acquisition of Ernesto Leal's artwork, Performance 1, 2022 by the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Miami.
Born in Havana in 1971, Leal studied art in Cuba at the Paulita Concepción Vocational School of Visual Arts from 1983 to 1986, and at the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro from 1987 to 1990. Leal investigates how language and text are used, misused, appropriated, and subverted, comparing and contrasting the different evolution of the spoken language instead of the written.
Leal's work has been exhibited at LACMA; the 7th Istanbul Biennial; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, San Jose, Costa Rica; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York; Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain; the University of Salamanca, Spain; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; the Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, Mexico; headquarters of the IFA, Germany; and the Havana Biennial organized by the Wifredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art.
Image: Ernesto Leal, Performance 1, 2022, chalk, graphite and charcoal on canvas, 73 1/4 x 55 1/2 in., 186 x 141 cm. Photo by Zachary Balber.