In March 2022, mfc-michèle didier will organize an exhibition of works by the American artist Leigh Ledare. A new edition dedicated to his series Personal Commissions will be published. This will be Ledare's fourth solo exhibition in France.
Ledare, who first came to the attention of the world with his series Pretend You're Actually Alive, in which he uses his own mother as a photographic model, works at the crossroads of anthropological observation, conceptual art and autofiction. His work questions notions of intimacy and consent, placing the viewer in the position of voyeur. He uses photography, cinema, archives, language, and parallels social constructions with the meanings associated with them.
Born in 1976, Leigh Ledare lives and works in New York. His projects have been shown in numerous exhibitions. Selected exhibitions include XX XX, Meyer Reigger, Berlin (2021); The Plot, The Art Institute of Chicago (2017); the Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016); Leigh Ledare, et al, (curator Elena Filipovic) at WIELS, Brussels (2012-2013); How Soon is Now, The Garage, Moscow (2010); Ça Me Touche, curated by Nan Goldin at Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2009; among others. Ledare was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2017 and teaches in the Sculpture MFA program at Yale University.
mfc-michèle didier, founded in 1987 in Brussels by Michèle Didier, is an independent publishing house. mfc-michèle didier produces and publishes original artworks by contemporary artists such as artist’s books, prints, installations, multiples, etc.
Since 2011, the mfc-michèle didier in Paris represents artists of different generations, related to the editions produced by the publishing house, but also develops specific projects with particular invitations. Since its creation, the gallery has favored collaborations with artists in a conceptual and political vein, notably international artists who are now considered historical. The Paris gallery also supports artists from the French scene through the production of works and exhibitions.
Saâdane Afif • Dennis Adams • Carl Andre • Robert Barry • Bernard Bazile • Mel Bochner • Brognon Rollin • Aa Bronson • Stanley Brouwn • Philippe Cazal • Ludovic Chemarin© • Claude Closky • Braco Dimitrijevic • Peter Downsbrough • Jean-Baptiste Farkas • Yona Friedman • Joseph Grigely • Ferenc Gróf • The Guerrilla Girls • On Kawara • Leigh Ledare • Suzy Lake • Christian Marclay • Allan McCollum • Mathieu Mercier • Annette Messager • Antoni Muntadas • Hubert Renard • Allen Ruppersberg • Claude Rutault • Carolee Schneemann • Jim Shaw • Untel • Lawrence Weiner • Elsa Werth • Martha Wilson