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Leandro Erlich was born in Argentina in 1973. He lives and works in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Over the past two decades, his work has been shown internationally and featured in the permanent collections of major museums and private collectors. He enjoys particular renown in Asia, and his most recent exhibitions at the MORI Art Museum (Tokyo, 2017) and the HOW Art Museum (Shanghai, 2018) have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. On July 4th, he opened LIMINAL, a major anthological exhibition at MALBA (Buenos Aires) and one week later on July 10th, 2019, he became the first non-Chinese artist to occupy the entire exhibition space at the CAFAM (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing), China’s premiere museum, with the show The Confines of The Great Void. 

Erlich began his professional career at 18 with a solo exhibition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires and, after receiving several fellowships (El Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Fundación Antorchas), went on to study at the Core Program, an artist residency in Houston, Texas (Glassell School of Art, 1998); there, he developed his signature installations Swimming Pool and Living Room. In the year 2000, he participated in the Whitney Biennale with the work Rain, and in 2001 he became Argentina’s representative at the 49th Venice Biennale with Swimming Pool, a landmark piece that is part of the permanent collection at The 21st Century Museum of Art of Kanazawa (Japan) and the Voorlinden Museum (Netherlands).

His public works include La Democracia del Símbolo, a joint intervention in the Obelisco monument and MALBA Museum that captivated the city of Buenos Aires in 2015; Maison Fond marked the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris and is on permanent display at the Gare du Nord (Nuit Blanche, 2015); the celebrated installation Bâtiment (Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2004) has been reproduced in countries across the globe (France, The UK, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Ukraine, Austria); in 2018, Ball Game was commissioned by the IOC to commemorate the Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. Port of Reflections has been exhibited at the MMCA (Seoul, Korea, 2014), at MUNTREF (Buenos Aires, 2016) and at the Neuberger Museum of Art (New York, 2017). Palimpsest is on permanent display at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (Kinare, Japan, 2018). 

Erlich has received numerous awards, including: The Roy Neuberger Exhibition Award (NY, 2017), the Nomination for the Prix Marcel Duchamp (Paris, 2006), the UNESCO Award (Istanbul, 2001), El Premio Leonardo (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2000), el Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Buenos Aires, 1992).

As a conceptual artist, his work explores the perceptual bases of reality and our capacity to interrogate these same foundations through a visual framework. The architecture of the everyday is a recurring theme in Erlich’s art, aimed at creating a dialogue between what we believe and what we see, just as he seeks to close the distance between the museum or gallery space and daily experience. 

Selected Solo Exhibitions


PAMM, Miami, USA (November 29th)

MFAH, Houston, USA (June 27th)

The Labyrinth of Monoculture, KEW Garden, London, UK (May 20th)

Atençao, Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Atençao, Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Galería Xippas, Uruguay


Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The Sea World Cultural Center, Shenzhen, China

Galerie Baronian/Xippas, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Towada Art Center, Japan (permanent)

Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina


KAMU, Kanazawa, Japan – Infinite Staircase (permanent)

Voorlinden Museum, Netherlands – The Cloud (permanent)

Galleria Continua, Rome, Italy

Santander Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina- Escalera Horizontal (permanent)


Collection de Nuages, curated by Maura Pozzati, Oratorio di San Filippo Neri, Bologna, IT

Oratorio San Felipe, Bologna, Italy

Casa Naranja, Cordoba, Argentina

Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

CAFA Museum, Beijing, China

BUK-Sema, Seoul, Korea


Sous le ciel, Le Bon Marché, Paris, FR

Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

HOW Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Ball Game, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain 

Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 


Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil

Espacio Publico de La Ciudad de Buenos Aires – Arteba

MUNTREF – CAC, Buenos Aires, Argentine

Galería Nogueras-Blanchard, Madrid, Spain


ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany – GLOBALE

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Taïwan

MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Hanjin Box, National Museum of Contemporary Art, MMCA, Seoul, Korea


Galería Nogueras-Blanchard, Madrid, Spain Hospice Saint-Charles, Rosny sur Seine, France

Barbican, London, England

Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil


Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Usina del arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

SongEun Artspace, Seoul, Corea


Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA



MOLAA Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, USA


Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil

Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain


Galería Nogueras-Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano, Italy

PS1 MoMA, New York, USA


Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Galeria Brito Cimino, São Paulo, Brazil

MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea de Roma, Rome, Italy

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, USA


Galería Nogueras-Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain

Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France

Albion Gallery, London, England


Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Spain


Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France


El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA


Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Kent Gallery, New York, USA

Moody Gallery, Houston, USA


Consulado General de la República Argentina, New York, USA


Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Espacio Giesso, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selected Group Exhibitions


Le Serpent Cosmique, Lille 3000, Lille, France – (May 14th)

Le Songe d’Ulysse, Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France – (April 29th)

Traverser la Nuit – works from Antoine de Galbert Collection, MAAT / Fundação EDP, Lisbon, Portugal 

Vedere a differenti distanze, Galleria “Il Vino dell’Arte”, Panzano in Chianti, Italy  

MUSAC, Léon, Spain

Campo fest, Uruguay


The Tides of the Century, Ocean Island International Art Festival, Danzhou, China

Back to Nature, Arte Contemporanea a Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy

Nothing is Lost: Art and Matter in Transformation, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy

Evolution: The Future of the Public, Cafa Art Museum – Langfang, Beijing, China

MACAU International Biennale 2021, Macau

Reunión, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentine

Super Fusion 2021 Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art and Tianfu Gallery, Chengdu, China


Bangkok Art Biennale, Thailand

West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai, China

1st Jinan International Biennial, Shandong Art Museum and Jinan Art Museum, Jinan, China


Little Shops on the Island "Laundry", Setouchi Triennale, Megijima Community Area, JP

Tentative de Bonheur, Maif Social Club, Paris, FR

Racing the Galaxy, Astana Art Show 2019, Astana, KZ

Reconsiderando el Monumento, Palacio de Quintanar de Segovia, SP

Parcours BIENAL SUR, Crans Montana, SZ

The Heart of Water, Department of Culture of Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Oasis, UAE (commission)


L’Invention de Morel – la Machine à images
, Maison de l’Amérique latine, Paris, France

A Beautiful Elsewhere, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

Prix Marcel Duchamp (2000-2018), Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China

Les Extatiques60 ans de Paris-La Défense, France

, 2018 Triennal of Echigo-Tsumari, the Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art in Kinare, Japan

The Thirstieth Year, Krinzinger Projekte, Wien, Austria


Dialéctica, Galería Xippas, Punta del Este, Uruguay

No Place Like Home, 
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Non Existent Place, JUT Art Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan

Bienal Sur, Museo de Arte, Tigre, Argentina

Enjoy, Chiostro del Bramante, Roma, Italy

Windowology, The World Through the Window, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan


Impermanencia: La Mutación del Arte en una Sociedad Materialista, XIII Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador

Special Exhibition celebrating SonEun Foundation Chairman Mr. Sang, SongEun Art Fondation, Seul, Korea

Full Moon, Museum Voorliden, Wasenaar, The Netherlands

Borges: Ficciones de un tiempo infinito, Centro Cultural Néstor Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan

Cono Sur, Galería Xippas, Punta del Este, Uruguay

My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

PROA, Colección Daros Latinamerica, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Invention, OCA, São Paolo, Brazil

Lexus Hybrid Art, Theatre Rossiya, Moscow, Russia Renaissance, Tripostal, Lille, France - Lille 3000

Follia Continua!, GALLERIA CONTINUA, le CENTQUATRE, Paris, France

Nuit Blanche, Gare Du Nord, Paris, France

Quai d'Angers, France

Follia Continua!, GALLERIA CONTINUA, La Habana, Cuba


Sydney Art Festival, Sydney, Australia

Centre Pompidou Collection, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan

In Situ. Arte em el Espacio Publico, Bariloche, Argentina

Reflection, Oi! Art Center, Hong Kong

Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Museo de los Mundos Imaginarios, MAR, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Visual Deception II, The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland

Ilusiones, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Montevideo 2nd Biennial, Uruguay

Visual Deception II, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan


Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai, China

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Antigravity, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina

PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Maison particulière (art center), Brussels, Belgium


Echigo - Tsumari Triennale, Niigata, Japan

Art museum Z33, Hasselt, Belgium

Fantastic 2012, Lille, France

Le Voyage à Nantes, Nantes, France

Fruits de La passion, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Izolyatsia, Donetsk, Ucrania

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

NOMA, New Orleans, USA

Museo cantonale d'arte e Museo d'arte, Lugano, Switzerland

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Gardens of Manarat Al Saadiyat


Museo de arte moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In-perceptions, 104-Centquatre, Paris, France

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Caves Vranken/Pommery, Reims, France

Lugar Algum, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil

Setouchi International Art Festival, Japan


Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil - Argentina Hoy

Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Art in the Auditorium

2008 New Orleans, USA - Prospect.1

Singapore Biennial, Singapore

Liverpool Biennial, UK


Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; New York, USA- Chanel Mobile Art


Fortunate Objects: Selections from the collection, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA

Stereovision: From 2D to 3D, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA

Future systems: Rare Moments, Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz, Austria

Reconstruction #2, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, UK

Desplazamientos Entre la Escultura y La Instalación, Casa de Cultura, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Espacio Interior, PhotoEspaña 06, Madrid, Spain

Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, Niigata, Japan

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

Notre Histoire, Artes Mundi Prize, National Museum, Cardiff, Wales Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France


51th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

The Plain of Heaven, Meatpacking District, New York, USA

Off Shore, Prix Ricard Paris, France


Doubtiful, Université de Rennes, France

XXVI Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Brazil

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan - Polyphony: Emerging Resonances


Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France


YerbaBuena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA - Faster Than the Eye

Busan Biennale, South Korea

III Shanghai Biennale, China – Urban Creation 2001

Kent Gallery, New York, USA - Vox

49th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

VII International Istanbul Biennial, Turkey


Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

White Box Gallery, New York, USA - Site Specific

Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA - Natural Deceits

VI Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba - Tourism


Core 1999, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Paralelos/Paralelas, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, ARCO, Madrid, Spain


Core 1998, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA


I Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil


AEIOU Instalaciones, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Doce Artistas Argentinos, United Nations, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Taller de Barracas, Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spring Roll, Peru Square, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Casa de Catalunya, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Sra. Profilaxis



Roy.R Neuberger Exhibition 2017 Award


Nomination Zürich Art Prize, Zürich, Switzerland


Nomination. Artes Mundi Prize, Cardiff, Wales

Nomination. Prix Marcel Duchamp, Paris, France


Artist residency. Centre International d'Accueil et d' Echanges des Récollets, Paris, France


Artist residency. Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Fundación KONEX, Buenos Aires, Argentina

UNESCO Award.VII Istanbul Biennale, Turkey


Joan Mitchell Foundation Award.New York, USA


Premio Leonardo. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Eliza Prize. Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Premio Braque de Objetos, Embajada de Francia & Fundación Banco Patricios, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Premio Braque de Objetos, Embajada de Francia & Fundación Banco Patricios, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Fundación Antorchas, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Public collections

Museum Voorlinden, Wasenaar, The Netherlands

21st Century Museum of Art Kanazawa, Japan

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA

Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France 

Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina

MUSAC, León, Spain

Daros-Latinamerica, Zurich, Switzerland

Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France 

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Tate Modern, London, UK

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

New Orleans Museum of Art, USA

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy