At the 2019 edition of the Armory Show in New York, Leo Villareal will present an ambitious, site-responsive work for the fair, Star Ceiling—a 75-foot-long, immersive LED installation in the passageway linking Piers 92 and 94. Hanging overhead, an undulating monochromatic field of light evokes stars, galaxies, and other cosmic phenomena. Expressing the vibrant dynamism of nature—from billowing cosmic clouds and swarming masses to radial bursts, spiraling vortices, and turbulent waves—Sta
Following the recent granting of planning permissions, Illuminated River, an ambitious public art project which will light up London’s bridges, is moving ahead with the first four bridges transformed in phase one due to launch next summer. London Bridge, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium Bridges will be illuminated as part of the project driven by the US artist Leo Villareal and the London-based architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Lighting up to fifteen bridges across 2.5 miles of
Curated by FuturePace, the innovative partnership between Pace gallery and Futurecity, Smart Art \ Smart Cities is a new exhibition exploring how the international group of FuturePace artists are directly engaging with our built environment to bring original ideas to our cities. The display will feature examples of urban projects realised in London and abroad as well as artistic short films edited by the studios, including JR, Studio Drift, Random International, Studio Swine, Michal Rovne
Random International, Leo Villareal, and teamLab will participate in The Future of Light Art, a symposium focused on a new frontier of scientific research on the nature of light, and the impact it will have on artistic possibilities. Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 pm: Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, Random International "When you can't see what is not touching you" Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 pm: Leo Villareal "Light + Code as Medium" Friday, February 9 at 10 am: Takashi Kudo, teamLab "D
"Leo Villareal subverts the plain white cube, turning it into a cave sparkling with ethereal light," says Kara Weisenstein of Vice Media's The Creators Project, on the occasion of Villareal's first solo exhibition with Pace. The exhibition is on view through June 17th, 2017 at 537 West 24th Street in New York. Check out the full article here.
London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, just announced that Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ submission, has won the Illuminated River International Design Competition. Congratulations to the entire “Current” team! "The Illuminated River will breathe new life into the Thames and create a dazzling outdoor gallery for Londoners to enjoy each night." - The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan View an online exhibition of all six shortlisted designs here now. Members of the public are encouraged to
Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Leo Villareal, a pioneer of innovative, large-scale LED light works. Villareal, is leading a team that has been shortlisted for the Illuminated River competition in London. This public art commission envisions permanent light works for up to 15 bridges along the Thames and the public spaces surrounding them, casting new light on the river and the city. Recent sculptures by Villareal will be displayed by Pace at Frieze London, in Regen
Work by Leo Villareal will be included in Artists Choose Artists, a juried group exhibition presented by the Parrish Art Museum on view from October 30, 2016 to January 16, 2017. Within the multi-media show, Villareal will also serve as juror, selecting two artists working on the East End of Long Island. In line with Villareal’s conglomerate artistic practice, Artists Choose Artists is intended to encourage contemporary expanded, multi-generational network of artists in order to enhance the hete