Leandro Feal (Havana, Cuba, 1986) is one of the most
interesting artists of the Cuban photographers’ young generation. His work
maintains the reserved and intimate atmosphere of domestic photography, hence
the spontaneity of his frames and the naturalness of his characters facing the
camera. The anthropological basis of Leandro’s work has to do with his time at
the Cátedra Arte de Conducta directed by Tania Bruguera and focused on the
enhancement of relational practices in art. This experience, along with the continuous
scrutiny of daily life, has crystallized a unique oeuvre, very close to the
It should be noted that his main interest in recent years is
centered in today’s Cuba. The big island social changes and the imagery accompanying
them have addressed his work to a very particular expressiveness and nonchalance,
in tune with the new contextual dynamics.
His production has been exhibited in Cuba in spaces such as
the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), the Centro de Desarrollo de las
Artes Visuales (CDAV), the Servando gallery and the Centro Provincial de Artes
Plásticas y Diseño. He has also presented his works in other relevant foreign
institutions, among them the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), in USA; Continua
gallery, in France; the Laznia Center for Contemporary Art in Poland; Centro-
Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo and the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno,
both in Spain.
Besides the development of the solo shows “Yo no
hablo con fotógrafos”, Servando gallery (2018) and “Blow Up, Blow Up” (together
with Joan Fontcuberta), El Apartamento (2016), Leandro has took part of
Pontevedra Biennale (Galicia, Spain) and Kochi Muziris Biennale (Kochi, India).