Glenda León

The conceptual practice of Glenda León weaves drawing, video, installations, objects and photography. Through a clean and simple aesthetic, her work offers metaphors refering to literature, Cuban society while links are built between the visible and the invisible, sound and silence, the ephemeral and the eternal.


Glenda León lives and works in Havana and Madrid. She received a BA in art history in Cuba and an MA in New Media Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. She exhibits her work actively in Cuba (Havana Biennial, editions 2000, 2006, 2009 and 2012), France (Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Germany (Galerie m: a contemporary, Berlin) and Canada, thanks to his residence at the Darling Foundry (Galerie Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal). Her works belong to the collections of museums and galleries in North America, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence), and Philip Walter Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta). She represented Cuba at the Venice Biennale 2013.

Recent exhibitions



Bruit Bleu, Chateau des Adhemar, Montélimar


Politics: I do not like it, but it likes me, Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk

55th Venice Biennial, Cuban Pavilion, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia, Palazzo Reale, Venice

Artificial Amsterdam, De Appel, Amsterdam

ARCO, Solo projects Latinoamerica, Magnan Metz gallery, Madrid



Sueño de Verano, Edificio Focsa, colateral XI Havana Biennial

Delirios, Alliance Française de Cuba, colateral XI Havana Biennial

Listening to Silence, Magnan Metz Projects, New York



Gulliver. Contemporary Cuban Art, Freies Museum, Berlin

ARTE Vidéo Night 2012, FIAC/ Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Message from La Habana: Six Contemporary Cuban Artists, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe 

Entre Trópicos 46° 5’: Cuba / Brasil, CAIXA Cultural, Rio de Janeiro