Leigh Ledare was born in 1976 in Seattle, USA. He lives and works in New York.
Leigh Ledare’s multidisciplinary work regularly uses photography, the archive, text, and film.
His nuanced negotiation of the relationship between artist and subject gives rise to a complex and thoughtful body of work, questioning notions of subjectivity and the performative aspect of identity. Revealing shifting asymmetries in human agency relative to social frameworks and systems of communication, Ledare’s practice considers the effective means they use to reproduce themselves. Ledare rejects the theory that as historical subjects we are able to stand fully outside of culture to comment upon it.