Glenda León is a Cuban artist born in Havana, in 1976. She has received prizes such as The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and residencies like Couvent des Recollets, in Paris and Fonderie Darling, in Montreal. Her works belongs to the permanent collections of Georges Pompidou Centre, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Hammer Museum, Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts, PAMM, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Museum. León started her Visual Art studies since 12 years old and since 1999 started to participate in group exhibitions . She has also studied Classical Ballet and Philology at the University of Havana, where she got a BA in Art History. León graduated from the Academy of New Media, Cologne, Germany in 2007.
She was part of the Cuban Pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennial with the sound installation Music of the Spheres (2013). She has also been invited to the Havana Biennial, Cuba; the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, US; the Jafre’s Biennial, Spain; the Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala and the Dakar Biennale, Senegal.
Other group shows in which she has particpated has taken place in venues such as Brooklyn Museum, New York; CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Bronx Museum, New York; Centre d’Art Contemporain Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France; Badischen Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; City Art Museum Ljubljana, Slovenia; The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island; Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada; MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy; CIFO, Miami; Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, Poland; Musée des Beaux”Arts de Montréal, Canada; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland.
She has present her work individually at CDAV, Havana, Cuba; Le Plateau Espace Expérimental, Paris, France; Chateau des Adhemar, Montéllimar, France; Matadero Madrid, Spain and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,Spain among other spaces.
Her work has been published in several magazines, catalogues and newspapers such as Bomb Magazine, Art Nexus, Art Forum, Flash Art and Artecubano.