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Shaun Leonardo


Shaun Leonardo
Artist

Shaun Leonardo’s multidisciplinary work negotiates societal expectations of manhood, namely defi- nitions surrounding black and brown masculinities, along with its notions of achievement, collective identity, and experience of failure. His performance practice is participatory in nature and invested in a process of embodiment, promoting the political potential of attention and discomfort as a means to disrupt meaning and shift perspective.

Leonardo is a Brooklyn-based artist from Queens, New York City. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a current Smack Mellon artist-in-residence, as well as a recipient of support from Creative Capital and Guggenheim Social Practice. His work has been presented in galleries and institutions, nationally and inter- nationally, and recently featured at The Guggenheim Museum, the High Line, Recess, and VOLTA NY.