Tasneem Gallery

Ernesto Leal

(Havana, 1971) graduated from the Art Academy of San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba in 1990.

During the 80 he belonged to the group Arte Calle.

Through a variety of visual media, Ernesto Leal has been exploring for many years the spoken language and the written text. He investigates how they are used, misused, appropriated and subverted; comparing and contrasting the different evolution of the spoken language as opposed to the written.

His work has been exhibited at LACMA, in the 7th Istanbul Biennial, National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, in the MADC, San Jose, Costa Rica, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, in Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, at the University of Salamanca, Spain, at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), Mexico. D.F, in the Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico, headquarters of the IFA, Germany and the Havana Biennial event organized by the Centre for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam.

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Ernesto Leal

Titles

11.02.2011 > 09.04.2011

El Fragmento Eliminado

30.04.2013 > 30.06.2013

WINTER COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION 2015/2016

16.12.2015 >

Slide 1
Dysfunctions of the languague, 2009, Vinyl on the wall, Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana
Slide 2
The removed fragment, 2010, vinyl letters, monitor, DVD 00;01;44 (loop), Variable dimensions, On-site installation Sala Puertanueva, Rafael Botí Foundation, Cordoba, Spain.
Slide 3
Marte project, 2009, On-site installation, The 9th Havana Biennial, National Museum of Fine Arts
Slide 4
From the series: Titles (Funky business), 2010, Acrylic and enamel on paper, 152,5 x 152,5 cm
Slide 5
From the series: Titles (Political art), 2010, Acrylic and enamel on canvas, 150 x 150 cm
Slide 6
From the series: Titles (Second hand), 2010, Acrylic and enamel on canvas, 150 x 100 cm
Slide 7
From the series: Titles (We´re screwed), 2010, Acrylic and enamel on paper, 152,5 x 152,5 cm
Slide 8
From the series: Guided tour, 2000, C.print, 100 x 150 cm
Slide 9
From the series: Guided tour, 2000, C.print, 100 x 150 cm
Slide 10
From the series: Guided tour, 2000, C.print, 100 x 150 cm
Slide 11
From the series: Guided tour, 2000, C.print, 100 x 150 cm
Slide 12
Guided tour, 2000, Variable dimensions On-site installation, The 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.
Slide 13
Guided tour, 2000, Variable dimensions On-site installation, Samuel Dorsky Museum
Slide 14
Dysfunctions of the languague, 2009, Vinyl on the wall, Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana
Slide 15
Dysfunctions of the languague, 2009, Vinyl on the wall, Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana
Slide 16
Instituto Superior de doble agentes, 2000, C.prints e impresiones digitales, rusty clips, Styrofoam, wall paper , Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana
Slide 17
Instituto Superior de doble agentes, 2000, C.prints e impresiones digitales, rusty clips, Styrofoam, wall paper , Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana
Slide 18
Speaking alone, 2012, Print on plasticine mounted on glass, 18 pieces, 13 x 19 cm each
Slide 19
Speaking alone, 2012, Print on plasticine mounted on glass, 18 pieces, 13 x 19 cm each
Slide 20
Speaking alone, 2012, Print on plasticine mounted on glass, 18 pieces, 13 x 19 cm each
Slide 21
Forced institutionalization, 2013, Black duct tape and vinyl, Variable Dimensions
Slide 22
Psicofonías(Higher Institute of Doble Agents), 2011, Sound recording, Head phones, Vynil lettres, Variable dimensions, On-site installation ESPAIDOS, Barcelona
Slide 23
psicofonias Variable dimensions, On-site installation
Slide 24
Forced institutionalization, 2013, Black duct tape and vinyl, Variable Dimensions
Slide 25
The removed fragment, 2013, vinyl letters, monitor, DVD 00;01;44 (loop), Variable dimensions, On-site installation atTasneem Gallery
Slide 26
Mars Project-Democracy for Mars, 2011, Web site
Slide 27
Mars: New resting homeland (video stills), 2006, DVD, 6 min 43
Slide 28
Double-Language to Triple-Language, 2016, Pencil on Paper, 350 cm x 100 cm

2009,   Vinyl on the wall,  Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana 2010, vinyl letters, monitor, DVD 00;01;44 (loop), Variable dimensions, On-site installation Sala Puertanueva, Rafael Botí Foundation, Cordoba, Spain. 2009, On-site installation, The 9th Havana Biennial, National Museum of Fine Arts 2010, Acrylic and enamel on paper, 152,5 x 152,5 cm 2010, Acrylic and enamel on canvas, 150 x 150 cm 2010, Acrylic and enamel on canvas, 150 x 100 cm 2010, Acrylic and enamel on paper, 152,5 x 152,5 cm 2000, C.print, 100 x 150 cm 2000, C.print, 100 x 150 cm 2000, C.print, 100 x 150 cm 2000, C.print, 100 x 150 cm 2000, Variable dimensions
On-site installation, The 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey. 2000, Variable dimensions
On-site installation, Samuel Dorsky Museum 2009,   Vinyl on the wall,  Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana 2009,   Vinyl on the wall,  Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana 2000, C.prints e impresiones digitales, rusty clips, Styrofoam, wall paper , Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana 2000, C.prints e impresiones digitales, rusty clips, Styrofoam, wall paper , Variable dimensions, On-site installation, Gallery Havana 2012, Print on plasticine mounted on glass, 18 pieces, 13 x 19 cm each 2012, Print on plasticine mounted on glass, 18 pieces, 13 x 19 cm each 2012, Print on plasticine mounted on glass, 18 pieces, 13 x 19 cm each 2013, Black duct tape and vinyl, Variable Dimensions 2011, Sound recording, Head phones, Vynil lettres, Variable dimensions, On-site installation ESPAIDOS, Barcelona Variable dimensions, On-site installation 2013, Black duct tape and vinyl, Variable Dimensions 2013, vinyl letters, monitor, DVD 00;01;44 (loop), Variable dimensions, On-site installation atTasneem Gallery 2011, Web site 2006, DVD, 6 min 43 Pencil on Paper, 350 cm x 100 cm