Leandro Katz

Leandro Katz (b. 1938) is an Argentinian/American artist, writer, and filmmaker, known for his films and his photographic installations, his works include long-term projects that deal with Latin American subjects, and incorporate historical research, anthropology, and visual arts. These include The Catherwood Project, a photographic reconstruction of the two 1850#s expeditions of Stephens and Catherwood to the Maya areas of Central America and Mexico, Project For The Day You'll Love Me, which investigates the events around the capture and execution of Che Guevara in Bolivia in 1967, Paradox, which deals with Central American archaeology and the banana plantations in the Maya region, and Vortex,which addresses the social and literary history of the rubber industry in the Amazon region of the Putumayo River.

Solo exhibitions include Encuentros de Pamplona 72: fin de fiesta del arte experimental, Museo Reina Sofía, Spain (2009), Natural History, Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York (2010); Imán-New York, PROA, Argentina (2010); 10,000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2010); A (Los Alfabetos), 11x7 Gallery, Buenos Aires (2011); Raptures, Diagonals and Ruptures - Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires (curated by Bérénice Reynaud); Intersections (after Lautréamont), CIFO, Miami (2015); Borges: Ficciones de un tiempo Infinito, La Muerte y la Brújula, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Argentina (2016), El rastro de la gaviota, Tabacalera, Spain (2017), (curated by Berta Sichel), and Proyecto para el día que me quieras y la danza de fantasmas, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Amanda de la Garza y Cecilia Rabossi, curators - Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico, and Proa21, Buenos Aires, 2018.

Katz is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arts Council of New York, The Jerome Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. His Lunar Alphabet was part of the first Art Basel Cities initiative in Buenos Aires in September of 2018, curated by Cecilia Alemani, and has been permanently installed at the entrance of Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno. He is the recipient of Premio a la Trayectoria Artística given by the National Minister of Culture in 2021, and his installation work has been included in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes collection.

Leandro Katz was a member of the faculty at the School of Visual Arts, New York, the Semiotics Program at Brown University, Rhode Island, and a professor of Film Production and Theory at the School of Art and Communication, William Paterson University, New Jersey. Since 2005, he shuttles between Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.