Leandro Erlich, artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo © Courtesy of Leandro Erlich Studio

The artistic production of Leandro Erlich (Buenos Aires, 1973) is the result of inner and conceptual research, which finds its strength in the amusement and paradox between installations, video art, painting, and sculpture.

To understand each site-specific work, the viewer defines a necessary relationship with the work, in which the visit becomes an experience. Erlich realizes his first exhibition at the age of eighteen at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires and, after a degree in Philosophy, participates in the Core Program (1998), which is an artistic residency of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, where he some better-known works, such as “Swimming Pool” and “Living Room”. The works give you the illusion of being in a different place from which you are in the instant you experience them.

Swimming Pool (1999), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2004 © Leandro Erlich

In addition to many exhibitions around the world including at the Israel Museum (Israel), the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), and the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Erlich has received awards such as the UNESCO Award, and in his career, he has participated in the Whitney Biennial, the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale, and the 49th Venice Biennale.