Leigh forms The Free People’s Medical Clinic

Simone Leigh (Critic, Ceramics) worked with Rashida Bumbray and Nato Thompson to create The Free People’s Medical Clinic, a project commissioned by Creative Time. FPMC is part of a larger project called JazzFunkGodMedicine: Black Radical Brooklyn. The installation is up every weekend for through October 12th. The clinic offers acupuncture, yoga, dance massage, well-women care, HIV testing, Obamacare navigation by Brooklyn based practitioners.

Leigh also received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, and was a facilitator in CCA Lagos’ Asiko School, Dakar, Senegal, May 18th – 24th, on “ASIKO IN DAKAR, A History–And a Future, for Alternative Arts Education in Africa.”

Other recent exhibitions of Leigh’s work include:

AS WE WERE SAYING at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space curated by Claire Barliant
The Shape of Things at Jack Shainman Gallery, June 5 – July 25
Dak’art 2014: The 11th Biennial of Contemporary African Art organized by Elise Atangana, Abdelkader Damani and Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
but that joke isn’t funny anymore…, May 1 – June 7th, Tilton Gallery, organized by Ryan McKenna
Gone South, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, April 4 – May 31rst, organized by Stuart Horodner

You Don't Know Where Her Mouth Has Been, 2012. Saltglazed porcelain, stoneware, wire, and mixed media installation at The Kitchen, New York.
You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been, 2012. Saltglazed porcelain, stoneware, wire, and mixed media installation at The Kitchen, New York.

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