Leah Gordon is a multi-media artist who curates, collects, researches, writes and educates. She works across a variety of media including photography, film and installations, often including commissioned sculpture and painting.
In the 1980’s she wrote lyrics, sang and played for the feminist folk punk band, The Doonicans.
Gordon’s film and photographic work has been exhibited internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Dak’art Biennale; the National Portrait Gallery, UK; Parc de la Villette, Paris and NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.
Her photography book Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti was published in June 2010.
She is the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; curated the Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale; co-curated Kafou: Haiti, History & Art at Nottingham Contemporary, UK; is on the curatorial team for ‘In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art’ at the Fowler Museum, UCLA and is the co-curator for PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince at Pioneer Works in 2018.
In 2015 Leah Gordon was the recipient of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.