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Leah Pires

Leah Pires is an art historian based in New York whose research centers on identity, power, and critique in artistic practices from the 1960s to the present. Her writing on art and politics has appeared in Triple Canopy, 4 Columns, and Art in America, and she recently contributed essays to exhibition catalogues and artist monographs including Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2018), Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid (Sculpture Center, New York, 2018), Virginia Overton: Built (Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, 2018), Finesse (which she curated at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery, New York, 2017), and Rochelle Goldberg: The Cannibal Actif (2016). She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University and is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program. Her work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Humanities New York.

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