Current Exhibitions

Shaun Leonardo


The Breath of Empty Space

Forbes December 2020 WBUR Radio Boston October 2020 The Boston Globe September 2020 The Art Newspaper August 2020 The Boston Globe August 2020 WNYC / The Takeaway July 2020 The Brooklyn Rail / NSE #83 July 2020 CNN June 2020 The NY Times June 2020 The Brooklyn Rail March 2020


The New York Times August 2019 All of It, WNYC July 2019 Cultured June 2019

Primitive Games

The New York Times June 2018 artnet June 2018 artnet June 2018 Guggenheim 1 June 2018 Guggenheim 2 May 2018

Walls Turned Sideways

Hyperallergic November 2018

Second Sight

The Chart May 2018


Cultured July 2018 Curbed April 2018 Creators August 2017 artnet February 2017

I Can't Breathe

WNYC July 2019 The Brooklyn Conference October 2017 Artforum April 2017 McColl Center April 2017 artnet December 2016 artnet November 2016 Complex February 2016 ArtSlant February 2016 Artforum November 2015 YBCA 100 October 2015

Portland Biennial

Portland Press Herald February 2018


CBS News October 2017

The Eulogy

High Line June 2017 BRIC Arts Media April 2016

Artists Find a Role...

City Limits March 2016

Whisper or Shout

The Creators Project | Vice March 2016


Observer March 2016

Radical Presence, Absence, A Body Without Politics

Art Practical September 2015

The Eight Floor, Please

IFA Contemporary September 2015

'Between History & the Body' is a Damned Good Show

The Village Voice August 2015

...a hard look at the legacy of colonialism

The Charlotte Observer February 2015

Local Heroes - Brooklyn Museum

The New Yorker October 2014

The Boxing Gym

Creative Loafing Charlotte October 2014

30 Minutes With: Shaun El C. Leonardo

Gear Patrol December 2013

Taxi Dance

Untapped Cities (interview), Untapped Cities (review) February 2013


The Star-Ledger January 2013

The Arena

Houston Chronicle CultureMap Houston December 2012

The Way of the Cross

Allemandi Books, Video Promo 2012

Sleeping Giant

ARTnews, El Nuevo Herald October 2011

Death of a King

PAPERMAG, Lucid Culture, NY 1 October 2010

X-treme Studio

Chicago Art Magazine June 2010

Book 3: The Underdogs

Beautiful/Decay Magazine 2010

Man vs. measures of masculinity

The Boston Globe May 2010

Everywhere and All at Once: Performa 07

Performa/Roselee Goldberg & JRP Ringier 2010

Headline: Shaun El C. Leonardo

Blu Magazine April 2010

Club Rules

Frieze Magazine June 2009

Hard Targets/Mixed Signals: Masculinity & Sports

Frieze Magazine iCI, Exhibition Catalog pgs. 18-21 2009

Artists to Watch

ARTnews January 2009

Younger Than Jesus: Artist Directory

New Museum & Phaidon Press 2009

Shaun Leonardo at LACMA

Beautiful Decay October 2008

Performance: When the Result Ceases to be Important

APT Insight Summer 2008

La lucha libre en los espacios de arte

Noticias-Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca March 5, 2008

Punch and Beauty

ARTnews February 2008

Best of 2007, The Artists' Artists

Artforum International December 2007

Man and Superman September 2007

Corona Plaza: Center of Everywhere

WNYC New York Public Radio (audio clip) September 14, 2007

Conversations... with Shaun Leonardo

NYFA Interactive June 2007

Is pro-wrestling fixed?

Connecticut Art Scene June 17, 2007

Invisible Foe

Hartford Courant May 10, 2007

Shaun El C. Leonardo & Mark Schoening

Big, Red & Shiny April 2007

Shaun El C. Leonardo + Mark Schoening

Boston Herald April 2007

Conversations with..., interview by Kalup Linzy

Art Review Digital Digest February 2007

Best of 2006, The Artists' Artists

Artforum International December 2006

Black Alphabet ConTexts of African American Art

Zacheta National Gallery of Art Exhibition Catalogue pgs. 82-872006

Down by the River

The New York Times September 30, 2006

Society of the Spectacle

Art Review September 2006

I Never Meant to Hurt You

The New York Times May 5, 2006