Leandro Feal

1986, La Habana, Cuba

Leandro Feal (Havana, Cuba, 1986) is one of the most interesting artists of the Cuban photographers’ young generation. His work maintains the reserved and intimate atmosphere of domestic photography, hence the spontaneity of his frames and the naturalness of his characters facing the camera. The anthropological basis of Leandro’s work has to do with his time at the Cátedra Arte de Conducta directed by Tania Bruguera and focused on the enhancement of relational practices in art. This experience, along with the continuous scrutiny of daily life, has crystallized a unique oeuvre, very close to the spectator.
It should be noted that his main interest in recent years is centered in today’s Cuba. The big island social changes and the imagery accompanying them have addressed his work to a very particular expressiveness and nonchalance, in tune with the new contextual dynamics.     
His production has been exhibited in Cuba in spaces such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), the Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV), the Servando gallery and the Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño. He has also presented his works in other relevant foreign institutions, among them the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), in USA; Continua gallery, in France; the Laznia Center for Contemporary Art in Poland; Centro- Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo and the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, both in Spain.
Besides the development of the solo shows “Yo no hablo con fotógrafos”, Servando gallery (2018) and “Blow Up, Blow Up” (together with Joan Fontcuberta), El Apartamento (2016), Leandro has took part of Pontevedra Biennale (Galicia, Spain) and Kochi Muziris Biennale (Kochi, India).

Untitled, from the series Almost Blue


De la Serie "Ya la vida cambió"


untitled, from the series Strangers in the Night

2010 – 2011

untitled, from the series What Time Is It There?


untitled, from the series What Time Is It There? Chicago, Havana, NY, Barcelona