Simone Leigh

(Los Angeles, CA—May 7, 2024) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the California African American Museum (CAAM) present Simone Leigh, the first comprehensive survey of this celebrated artist’s richly layered practice and her most expansive exhibition on the West Coast to date. Presented across both institutions, the exhibition explores dozens of key works from throughout Leigh’s career, including pieces from the artist's landmark 2022 Venice Biennale project. Marking the final stop in Simone Leigh’s national tour, this joint presentation offers visitors the chance to experience a range of works not shown at previous venues, including the artist’s lesser-known chandelier works and a new sculpture titled Untitled (after June Jordan) (2024).

Simone Leigh was organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and Eva Respini, Deputy Director and Director of Curatorial Programs, Vancouver Art Gallery (former Barbara Lee Chief Curator, ICA/Boston), with Anni A. Pullagura, Assistant Curator, ICA/Boston. LACMA and CAAM’s co-presentation is curated by Rita Gonzalez, Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head, Contemporary Art, LACMA, Naima J. Keith, Vice President, Education and Public Programs, LACMA, and Taylor Renee Aldridge, Visual Arts Curator, CAAM.