Leyla Cárdenas


Cárdenas installation, sculpture, mixed-media work delves into urban ruins and cities landscapes as indications of social transformation, loss and historical memory. Remains, fragments, discarded structures, are used as material for her work, with a sculptural strategy that is as much destructive as constructive. Her work has been shown at Casas Riegner gallery-Bogotá, Palais de Tokyo-Paris, CAM-Raleigh, Institute of Contemporary Art-SanJose (SJICA), Galería Max Estrella-Madrid, Maison de l´Amérique Latine-Paris, Apexart-New York, MAMM-Medellín, Museo La Tertulia-Cali, among others. Additionally to solo exhibitions in Bogotá, San Jose (CA) and Los Angeles. She has worked as a lecturer in sculpture at various universities. Currently she is developing the project: NEARCH-Art and Archeology “The Materiality of the Invisible” residency at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht- The Netherlands.