Simone Leigh Will Represent the US in Venice in 2022

October 14th, 2020

Simone Leigh will become the first black woman to exhibit as the U.S. choice for its Venice Biennale pavilion in 2022, the NYT reports. “I feel like I’m a part of a larger group of artists and thinkers who have reached critical mass,” Ms Leigh, 52, said. “And despite the really horrific climate that we’ve reached, it still doesn’t distract me from the fact of how amazing it is to be a Black artist right now.”

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