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curriculum vitae 

Adam Leech b. 1973

Education

[2000] MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

[1998] Post Baccalaureate Certificate, SAIC

[1996] BFA, University of Iowa, (Honors and Distinction)

Residencies

[2005‐2007] HISK, Antwerp

[2000‐2002] Rijksakademie Van Beelden Kunsten, Amsterdam

[2000] Anderson Ranch, Aspen Colorado

Teaching Experience

[2000] Digital Tools for Painters/Photoshop – SAIC

[2000] Digital Tools for Fiber/Photoshop – SAIC

[2002] Digital Photography workshop – Bamako, Mali

Exhibitions

2018

Emergent Gallery, Drie solo's : Franz Anaïs, Cathérine Claeyé, Adam Leech, Curated by Frank Maes, Veurne, Belgium

2107

SMAK Museum, From the Collection, Collecting Friends, Gent Belgium

Ondererg, Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg, Heist-op-den-Berg, Curated by Willem Vermeersch

YouMe Exhibition #18 - Presentation for Helga and Rudy and their community, July 2016, Heist-op-den-Berg.

2016

YouMe Exhibition #10 - Presentation for Kauri and their community, March 2016, Brussels

YouMe Exhibition #11 - Presentation for Lily and her community, April 2016, Brussels

YouMe Exhibition #12 - Presentation for Kauri and their community, April 2016, Brussels

YouMe Exhibition #13 - Presentation for Rita and Pol and their community, May 2016, Wevelgem

YouMe Exhibition #14 - Presentation for Frank and Astrid and their community, June 2016, Gent

YouMe Exhibition #15 - Presentation for Caroline and Jo and their community, June 2016, Ieper

YouMe Exhibition #16 - Presentation for Portolani and their community, July 2016, Antwerp

YouMe Exhibition #17 - Presentation for Ronny and Katrien and their community, July 2016, Brugges

2015

YouMe Exhibition #7 - Presentation for Arno and Sofie and their community, March 2015, Genk

YouMe Exhibition #8 - Presentation for Dieter and Ellen and their community, March 2015, Antwerp

YouMe Exhibition #9 - Presentation for The Blankaert Family and their community, April 2015, Veurne

Positie Kiezen, Emergent, Veurne. In conjunction with YouMe. 2015

2014

YouMe Exhibition #4 - Presentation for Wouter and Tine and their community, June 2015, Herent

YouMe Exhibition #5 - Presentation for Nick and Lisa and their community, September 2015, Minneapolis

YouMe Exhibition #6 - Presentation for Marieke and Johan and their community, September 2015, Brussels

2013

YouMe Exhibition #1 - Presentation for Miles and Joe and their community, June 2013, Brussels

YouMe Exhibition #2 - Presentation for Samuel S. and his community, August 2013, Brussels

YouMe Exhibition #3 - Presentation for The Carroll Family and their community, September 2013, Des Moines, Iowa

Shame! (Hide and Show), Curated by Ria Van Landeghem ERROR ONE, Pianofabriek, Brussels.

EMERGENT project space – Curated by Frank Maes, December, Veurne.

2012

Introduction to Psychology – Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens en Zebrastraat - Curator Joost Declercq, Gent
ABC Art Berlin Contemporary - met Hopstreet gallery
‘Paraphrasing Babel. Video Art and Soundscapes on Language in Public Spaces’ -Maastricht en Heerlen - Nederland
Set-off, Molens van Orshoven, Leuven
Ängelholm International Video Art Festival, Zweden

2011

Hoet – Bekaert - If your Eyes Are Good…, Solo Show, Gent
Von Cirne Galerie, Champaign Today, Shit Tomorrow, Solo Show Koln, Germany
Speech Bubble Expo, Cultuurcentrum Evergem
IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam
International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
Videoex 2011, Zurich
Festival Nouveau Cinema Montreal 2011
Cortopotere 2011, Bergamo, Italy

2010

Hoet – Bekaert Solo show, Gent
A Million and One Days, National Gallery of Art Lithuania
Video Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
Netwerk, solo show, Aalst, Belgium
The Armory Show, with Hoet-Bekaert Gallery, New York
Young Collectors, Sign, curated by Johan Delcour en Monia Warnez,  Groningen, The Netherlands
Futurity Now!, Transmediale 2010, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Changez! een Belgenshow, Actuele Kunst 21 Rozendaal, Enschede, The Netherlands

2009

OFFMOSTELES, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
KunstFilmBiennale Koln, Germany
TICAB Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, curated by Joa Ljungberg and Edi Muka, Tirana, Albania
Split Film Festival, Croatia
Moderna Museet, Bubble Night - solo show, curated by Joa Ljungberg,  Malmo, Sweden
Watou, Verzamelde Verhalen #01, Watou, Belgium
WRO Biennial, Lost Nation: A mental journey through the US – WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland 
Argos Zu Gast IM Atelier Frankfurt, Germany
 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany 
Art Brussels ‐ Solo show with Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Gent, Belgium
 Hoet Bekaert Gallery – Solo show : Accept what is coming to you,  Gent, Belgium
Maison Grégoire ‐ Adam Leech: Beyond narratives, Behind the surface , Curated by Emmanuel Lambion,  Ukkel, Belgium

2008

Manifesta 7 ‐  Curated by Adam Budak , Trentino – South Tyrol, Italy
Ariane de Rothschild prijs 2008,  Brussels, Belgium 
It’s not fair le monde est arbitaire, Huis Van Winckel, Curated by BramVan Damme, Dendermonde, Belgium  
Canvas Collection – Palais des Beaux‐Arts, Brussels, Belgium 
Koraalberg, The Crying of Potential Estate (with Potential Estate), Antwerp, Belgium 
Netwerk, Post Painterly Attraction, Aalst, Belgium 
Rodeo Gallery, A Principal of Assumptions, Istanbul, Turkey
The Swiss Institute, New York City

2007

Hoet Bekaert Gallery - soloshow, Knokke, Belgium
S.M.A.K., M for M, Gent, Belgium 
Netwerk, Potential Estate, Aalst, Belgium 
UNDO.NET, Milan, Italy 

2006

HISK, Barrack, Antwerp, Belgium
UTIL, EXACT, Imaging and Diagnostics, Brussels, Belgium 
STUK Arts Center, Potential Estate, Cabinet Jacotot, Leuven, Belgium

2005

Platform Garanti, It Happened One Night, Istanbul, Turkey
HISK, And Lucy Liked It, Antwerp, Belgium 
Walter Van Beirendonck, Alma Mater Slaughter, Antwerp, Belgium
Terrain #1 Curated by F18 and UTIL, Antwerp , Belgium
Museum Het Domein, On Love/Over Liefde, Sittard, The Netherlands
HISK, Open Studios, Antwerp, Belgium  Kunstencentrum Netwerk, Victoria’s Secret, Aalst, Belgium 
 

2004

Triangle Project Space, Uncommon Truths, San Antonio, Texas
Magnificent Mile, Performance, Chicago 
Gallery 312, Really Real, Twins Project, Chicago 

 
2003
 

Rijksakademie, Open Studios, Amsterdam 
 

2002

Musee De L’Art Contemporian, Rendezvous, Lyon, France
Xiamen University, The China Show, Xiamen, China
Rijksakademie, Open Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Centre Soleil d’Afrique, CLICK, Bamako, Mali 

 
2001

Impakt Film and Video Festival, Central Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Finesilver, San Antonio, Texas 
TBA, Adam Leech ‐ Lucas Ajemian, Chicago 
SAIC, MFA Show, Chicago 

 

Awards

German Film Critics Association Award, KunstFilmBiennale Koln 2009
Paula Patton Graham Scholarship for the Arts
SAIC Grant 
SAIC Anderson Ranch Scholarship

 

Publications

FlashArt n. 269 - November-December 2009 - Brand New
Interview between Adam Leech and Michael Polsinelli

Trends/Tendances no 49 People : Lernout & Hauspie and video art - Robert Van Apeldoorn

[H]ART #45 - 26/12/2008  - Ariane de Rothschild prijs in Tour en Taxis, Schilderkunst is elastisch, door Christina Vuegen

[H]ART #46 – 22/01/2009  - Voer voor taalfilosofen – Nieuw werk van Adam Leech in Maison Gregoire, door Sam Steverlynck

[H]ART #48 - 05/03/2009 - Adam Leech in Hoet-Bekaert Galerie, door Mark Ruyters

 

Capricious connections between clandestineness and visibility
Netwerk center for contemporary art Annual 07,  Belgium, p. 204

M for M  ‐ S.M.A.K.  Stedelijke  Museum voor Actuele Kunst, 2007

Leere X Vision ‐ ConneXions 2006

Art Lies ‐ Contemporary Art Quarterly, Issue 44 - Adam Leech, Melhuis, Caveh Zahedi: Uncommon Truths. Triangle Project Space, by Jennifer Day, 2004