In Leiderstam's art, the present often meets the past. Repeating, paraphrasing and copying the motifs of art history or details of works, the artist explores perception and shows the way to surprising and parallel lectures of older motifs. It comments or redirects the view, the interrogation - and also stimulates the desire of the spectator to discover and see.
Leiderstam was born in 1956 in Gothenburg and is active in Stockholm and Malmö. He studied at the Academy of Arts Valand in 1984-89. He also holds an artistic doctorate from the Malmö Academy of Arts in 2006. Between 20110 and 2018, he was a professor of free art and is currently a researcher and director in the same department.
Among the individual presentations selected from these last years, citations: Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Paris (2021), Galleri Hammarén, Göteborg (2020), Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm (2018), Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam (2017), Collectors Space, Istanbul (2016) Kunsthalle Düsseldorf et Grazer Kunstverien, Graz (2010). Selection of group exhibitions: Generation, Borås Art Museum (2020), Art Encounters Biennial 2019, Timisoara (2019), The 11th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, Generosity. The Art of Giving, Nationalgalleriet, Prague (2016), Recto Verso, Fondazione Prada, Milano, In Search of Matisse, Heine Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2015), 8th Berlinbiennalen, Berlin (2014), Ciclorama, Museo Tamayo, Mexico (2013 )
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