Born in 1952, in Minerviù, Corsica, France
Lives ands works in Paris and in Corsica, France
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After studying visual arts, Ange Leccia started a double activity as a visual artist and filmmaker, and began his research as a member of the Academie de France in Rome.
His work has been exhibited, among others, at the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris, the Georges Pompidou Center (Paris), the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Kassel Documenta, the Skulptur Projekte in Münster, the Venice Biennale, Seibu Museum, Hiroshima Art Document, etc. Ange Leccia taught at Geidai Tokyo University of the Arts. He was a resident of the Kujoyama Villa in Kyoto. In 2013, the MAC / VAL devoted a monographic exhibition to his work, as well as the Palais de Tokyo in 2014, the HAB Galerie in Nantes during the summer 2016 and the Akureyri Art Museum (Iceland) in 2019. The National Gallery in Reykjavik, Maison Salvan (Labège) and the Centre des Arts in Enghien-les-Bains hosted retrospective exhibitions in 2018. At the moment, the Musée de l’Orangerie is dedicating the “Contrepoint contemporain” (Contemporary Counterpoint) space to him for a creation specially designed around Monet’s Water Lilies. In the fall of 2022, Ange Leccia will present a new solo exhibition at the Musée de l’Impressionnisme in Giverny entitled “Au fil du film”.
” From his first cinematic experiments in Super 8 to Poussière d’étoiles (2017) and Mer (1991), Ange Leccia’s works (1952, Minerviú) present suspended moments where time and space become the measure of emotions. Steeped in memory and love, introspection and sensation, his videos bring each thing filmed into an incandescence form. Purity and abstraction become the vectors of a vibrant approach conducive to contemplation. His work offers a carnal analysis of the image where light and natural elements affirm the energy of his creation.”