Ange Leccia

Ange Leccia The ikono On Air Festival will broadcast Ange Leccia's famous work "La Mer" (1991-2003) and this time you don't have to worry about broken headphones at the gallery as you can watch the HD stream in your browser or on your SmartTV at home.


Ange Leccia is a contemporary French painter, photographer, filmmaker and one of the pioneers of video art in France. He works in Paris primarily with photography and video. Since the early 1980s, his work has explored the human dimension through the combination of light and images. Leccia was born 19 April 1952 in Minerbio, Barrettali commune, in Corsica, and studied the fine arts. Initially he was engaged in both painting and photography, but as time passed he devoted himself more to photography and video as his chosen media. Leccia is a lecturer at the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Cergy-Pontoise (ENSAPC). He also directs research for young artists at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Leccia's first film was the short, Stridura, in 1980. In December 2004, his film Azé, made in 1999, was released. Like his earlier work, such as the shorts Île de beauté (Island of Beauty) (1996) and Gold (2000), both co-produced with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, in Azé Ange Leccia continued to stress the light and sound effects. After transitioning into the photographic realm of the art world, Leccia continued to succeed in leaps and bounds. His work has been exhibited in several museums, some of which are the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Le Pavillon

Apart from his evident immense artist talents, Leccia additionally is a caring and nurturing individual, as since 2001 he has been managing Le Pavillon. This establishment is a reseach unit that offers an eight-month residency for around ten young artists and curators recruited from around the world. In 2010, Leccia went on to film Personne n'est à la place de personne with the artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, as well as feature films Azé and Nuit bleue, both of which were presented at Rotterdam's festival in 2010. On View: Ange Leccia, «Logical Song» (Until September 22th 2013) For the MAC/VAL Ange Leccia has conceived a new work, a piece in which he evokes the important films in his life. Ange Leccia, Logical Song, Installation au MAC/VAL, 6 écrans simultanés, 32 minutes, 2013. More at MAC/VAL.

Selected exhibitions

• 2004 : Chateau de Tours, France • 2003 : Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France • 1999 : National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway • 1998 : Musée Nicéphore Nièpce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France • 1996 : Villa Medici, Rome, Italy • 1995 : Art at the Edge, Atlanta, USA • 1992 : Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, USA • 1990 : Le Magasin, CNAC, Grenoble, France • 1985 : ARC / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France


- More about Le Pavillon at Dazed Digital: Ange Leccia’s Angels - The Palais de Tokyo’s ‘Pavillon’ predicts the art of tomorrow. - More at Gallery Almine Rech - Press


Ange Leccia - "Tramway Nice" (2007) Ange Leccia "Metro Toulouse" (2007) Ange Leccia - "Nymphéa" Lieu unique Nantes (2007) Ange Leccia - "while my guitar gently wheeps" (1987) Ange Leccia - Stridura (1980, 16mm)