Lea Cetera

b. 1983, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Lives and works in New York.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Threshold
Southard Reid, Frieze NY, USA

Lighthouse Works Public Art Commission 
Fishers Island, NY, USA

2016
Emerging Artist Fellowship
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, USA

2015
TRANSFERENCE
Southard Reid, London, UK

Sprawl
Art in General, New York, USA

2014
Observational Comedy
Southard Reid, London, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Tarantallegra
Curated by Nicoletta Lambertucci
Hester, New York, USA

EFFICIENT FRONTIER
Curated by Chris Dorland
Magenta Plains, New York, USA

Lea Cetera & Josh Tonsfeldt
Curated by Sebastian Black
Malraux’s Place, Brooklyn, USA

CONDO
Southard Reid, London, UK

2015
Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15
Curated by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway
The Drawing Center, New York, USA

West of the Sun, Residency Projects: New Work by 2014-2015 Kala Fellows
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

Surface Support, performance
Curated by Amanda Schmitt
Signal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Open Sessions: Drawings in Context/Field
Queens Museum, New York, USA

2014
Playing with History (responding to Lygia Clark), In Response: Other Primary Structures
Jewish Museum, New York, USA

2013
Where 1
Where, Brooklyn, USA

Ora Serrata: The Boundary Between the Retina and the Ciliary Body
Chashama, Harlem Art Factory, New York, USA

Ajar
Curated by Natasha Marie Llorens
Reverse Space, Brooklyn, USA

Angle of Repose
Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA

Coded Conduct
Curated by Isabella Maidment
Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, UK

Disappearance Performance as Elegy in Double Life
The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY, USA 

2012
High Desert Test Sites
Andy’s Gamma Gulch Parcel, Joshua Tree, CA, USA

New Wight Biennial
New Wight Gallery, Broad Art Centre, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

2010
Portugal Arte, 10 Biennale, Freedom of Expression, Portuguese Pavilion
Lisbon, Portugal

2009
On From Here
Guild and Greyshkul Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Flex Your Textiles
John Connelly Presents, New York, USA

2005
The North Face
Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, USA

SELECTED PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS

2016
JOAN presents Lea Cetera, Untitled Variation #1 (performance)
ARTBandini, Los Angeles, USA

2015
Nothing to Hide (performance)
Southard Reid, London, UK

OBE (Out of Body Experience), (performance)
The Drawing Center, New York, USA

2014
OBE (Out of Body Experience), (performance)
Disjecta, Contemporary Art Centre, Portland, OR, USA

2010
Anthology Film Archives (screening)
New Filmakers NY Festival, NY, USA

Vibrant Futures: Episodes Two and Three (screening)
Millenium Film, New York, USA

2009
Vibrant Futures (screening)
Friday Night Series, The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church on the Bowery, New York, USA

2008
Vibrant Futures (screening)
Guild and Greyshkul Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Catharsis (performance with IMAGINATIONEXPLOSION)
Friday Night Series, The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church on the Bowery, New York, USA

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2015      Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Fellowship Residency

2014      Foundation for Contemporary Art, Emergency Grant

2011      Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA

2005      Elliot Lash Memorial Prize for Excellence in Sculpture, Cooper Union School of Art

SELECTED RECENT PRESS

2017          White Zinfandel, Issue VII: Offal 2017, Feature, Observational Comedy, pp. 16-19 

Spring 2016 MARFA Journal 5, interview, Lea Cetera, in conversation with India Salvor Menuez, pp.168-175

Dec 2015     NY Times: Style, review, A Trio of Art Shows that Inspire Double Takes, by Kat Herriman, online

Aug 2015    East Bay Express, review, Beyond the Horizon, by Sarah Burke, online

July 2015    Brooklyn Magazine, review, Screw You: Surface Support, by Paul D’Agostino, online

July 2015    Bedford + Bowery, review, Surface Support, by Nicole Disser, online

Oct 2013     artforum, mention, Critics’ Pick: “Ajar,” by Abraham Adams, online

Feb 2009     New York Times, mention, A Gallery Goes Out In a Burst of Energy, by Roberta Smith, print

EDUCATION

2012 Columbia University, School of the Arts, Visual Arts, MFA


2005 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, BFA


2003 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Study abroad, summer program