Alma Leiva was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and moved to the United States when she was fourteen. She lives and works in Miami, FL.

 

Education

 

 

2011 -MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

2007 -BFA, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015

 

"The Persistence of the Immigrant Experience", Southern Illinois University, Department of Cinema and Photography Gallery, Carbondale, IL

 

“Object of My Affection: San Pedro Nos Ve (San Pedro Watches Over Us), Swing Space, The Museum of Art and Design, Miami, FL

 

2014

 

”Alma Leiva: Celdas” (Prison Cells), Artspace Gallery, Raleigh, NC

 

2012

 

”Celdas” (Prison Cells), Space Camp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

2011

 

"En La Celda (Inside The Cell)", 6th Street Container, Miami, FL

"Producto Centroamericano: Made in Honduras", Anderson Gallery Museum, Richmond, VA (Thesis Show)

 

 

Two Person Exhibitions

 

2015

 

“Counter-Archives to the Narco-City ”, The Snite Museum of Art, IN

 

"Counter-Archives to the Narco-City”, The Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, IN

 

Online Exhibitions

2020

“Reactivando Videografías”, Real Academia de España, Rome (October 2020-2022)

 

"Digital Art Exhibitions at the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center", Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson NC (August 16- October 3rd)

 

2012

 

“Celdas” (Prison Cells/solo exhibit)” Caladan online Gallery

 

“Isolation”, Caladan Gallery, Online Exhibition

 

2010

 

Dave Bown Projects, "1st Semiannual" (Curated by Eva Frosch, co- owner of Frosch and Portmann, NY)  

 

"Wide Awake Dreaming" The Vermont Photography Workplace, Online- Gallery Annex

 

 

Group Exhibitions/ Screenings

2022

“Reactivando Videografías”, Real Academia de España, Rome, Italy (December)

2020

"Digital Art Exhibitions at the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center", Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson NC (August 16-October 3rd)

 

“DE AQUI Y DE ALLA (of here and there), VAE Raleigh, NC (TBD)

 

2019

"Golpe 10", curated by Adan Vallecillo, Dreivertel, Bern, Switzerland (June 13)

"Housed", The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY ( April 27 )

 

"Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition", Palitz Gallery, New York, NY 

"Video Wall", Van Every Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

 

"Adjusting the Lens", Florida State University, MoFA, Tallahassee, FL (Screening)

"Southern Constellations fellows exhibition", Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC

 

2018

Oh My Ears!, "Are you Alarmed?",  Interdisciplinary Arts festival, Phoenix, AZ (Organized by Grit Collaborative)

 

"Race, Love and Labor", The Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC (August 30th-November 30th)

"E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center Video Exhibition ", Van Every Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

 

2017

 

"Race, Love and Labor", Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, NY 

"Apuesta Plana", LL Proyectos, Tegucigalpa, Honduras 

 

"South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Exhibition", Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL 

 

"The Fence Houston"  2016 (HCP), TX

 

2016

 

"Race, Love and Labor”, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, MA

 

“Alumni Series–Photography” (Invitational exhibition), New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, FL

 

“Race, Love and Labor”, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

 

“Todas Las Vidas (All Lives)”, X Biennial of the Central American Isthmus, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, San José, Costa Rica 

 

" The Fence 2016 ", During Flash Forward Festival, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA 

 

" The Fence 2016 " At Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY 

 

" The Fence 2016", Atlanta BeltLine, GA 

 

" The Fence 2016", Santa Fe, NM 

 

"Race, Love and Labor", University Art Museum, University at Albany, NY

 

2015

 

“Untitled Radio”, Untitled Art Basel Fair, Miami Beach, FL (MacDowell Colony)

 

"Race, Love and Labor: New Work From The Center for Photography at Woodstock's Artist-In-Residence Program", Cuarated by Sarah Lewis,The Tremaine

 

Gallery at The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

 

" Made in Woodstock VII ", The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

 

2014

 

"Third Space: Inventing The Possible", Museum of Contemporary Art, Curated by William Cordova and Gean Moreno, North Miami, FL

 

"POSITIONS BERLIN", Video Lounge, Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany

 

"Race, Love and Labor: New Work From The Center for Photography at Woodstock's Artist-In-Residence Program", Cuarated by Sarah Lewis, Samuel Dorsky Museum

 

of Art, New Palz, NY

 

"Life is (not) a still life (after Oskar Kokoschka)", Balzer Art Projects, Basel, Switzerland

 

“Inside Out”, Atlantic Center For The Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

 

2013

 

"Bronx World Film Cycle", Centro Español- La Nacional, New York, NY

 

"Illusive Self", Taller Boricua, New York, NY

 

"Re-Formed", Curated by NYFA, Wesbeth Gallery, New York, NY (Invitational)

 

"31st Annual Membership Exhibition", Houston Center For Photography, TX

 

"The Fence", Brooklyn Park at Photoville, Produced by United Photo Industries, Photo District News and Brooklyn Bridge Park , Brooklyn, NY

 

"Miami's Independent Thinkers Summer Art Auction", Cannonball, Miami, FL

 

"The Fence", Boston at Photoville 2013. Produced by United Photo Industries, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

 

"Sixth All-Media Juried Biennial", Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

 

"Home", Ground Arts, New York, NY

 

2012

 

“BYOB-RV”, During Inlight Richmond, supported by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

 

“Bronx World Film Cycle”, Centro Español La Nacional, Manhattan, NY  

 

"31 Women in Art Photography”, Humble Arts Foundation, Hasted Kraeutler, NY

 

"Inside Out”, Atlantic center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

 

”PPAC's 3rd Annual Photography Exhibition”, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA (Curated by Natasha Egan and Kathy Ryan)

 

“DCG Open”, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (Invitational exhibit)  

 

”Screenings 2012”, New World School of the Arts, Artseen, Miami, FL

 

2011

 

“Bronx World Film Cycle”, Centro Español La Nacional, Manhattan, NY

 

“Arteles Exhibition”, Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland 

 

“Circumpolar: Go Shapers”, Circumpolar Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.  

 

“80 Inches of Art”, NWSA Art Auction, Sagamore Hotel, Miami, FL  

 

"Lumen" Video and film Festival, Staten Island, NY  

 

"Irrational Exhuberance" The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY  

 

"Art Everywhere 2011", Video screening, Norfolk, VA  

 

"Where The Heart Is", Brooklyn Artist Gym Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2010

 

"Art Basel Juried show" Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Art Basel, Miami, FL  

 

"Miami Independent Thinkers" Casa Wynwood, Art Basel, Miami, FL

 

"Memory Upgrade", Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle WA  

 

"Bow Wow and The Big Meow" Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA  

 

" Photography Exhibit " The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD  

 

"First Contexts: Where Art Comes From" Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH  

 

"Tallahassee International 25th Juried Competition", Florida State University, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL  

 

"Art/Everywhere", Video Screening, Norfolk, VA  

 

"Process Impact", Eagle Art Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY  

 

"Photography And Film Exhibit" Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA  

 

"Security", Root Division, San Francisco, CA  

 

"Altered" (Curated by Tomiko Jones), University of West Florida Pensacola, FL

 

2009

 

"Photo/Image Project" (Curated by Taryn Simon), Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

 

"Five Past One" Candidacy Show, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

2008

 

"Hurt Feelings and Reputations" Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

2007

 

"Fortune and Freedom", Group exhibition, SOHO building, Miami, FL  

 

"Altered Surfaces" New World School Of The Arts Gallery, Miami, FL

 

"Fear. Fate. Fame." New World School Of The Arts BFA Show, curated by Fred Snitzer, The Freedom Tower, Miami, FL

 

2006

 

"Student Exhibition" Photo Miami, Art Basel, Miami, FL  

 

"New World School of The Arts Student Exhibit", Art Basel Miami, FL  

 

"Rising Stars", New World School of The Arts, Miami, FL

 

2005

 

"To Trip The Life Fantastic"(Collaboration Project) Art Basel, Miami, FL  

 

"New World School Of The Arts Student Exhibition", Art Basel, Miami, FL  

 

2004

 

"Rising Stars", New World School Of The Arts, Miami, FL

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