LEILAH BABIRYE
NEW BOND STREET LONDON

LEILAH BABIRYE (BORN 1985, KAMPALA, UGANDA) LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. SHE STUDIED ART AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY IN KAMPALA, UGANDA (2007–2010), AND PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRE ISLAND ARTIST RESIDENCY IN 2015. IN 2018, SHE RECEIVED ASYLUM IN THE US WITH SUPPORT FROM THE AFRICAN SERVICES COMMITTEE AND THE NYC ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT, AND PRESENTED HER FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AT GORDON ROBICHAUX IN NEW YORK. IN 2021, BABIRYE PRESENTED HER FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN LONDON AT STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY. IN 2020, BABIRYE’S WORK WAS THE SUBJECT OF TWO SOLO EXHIBITIONS—AT REBECCA CAMACHO PRESENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO (JANUARY) AND AT GORDON ROBICHAUX (OCTOBER–NOVEMBER)—AND WAS FEATURED IN GROUP EXHIBITIONS AT STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY IN LONDON, PARKER GALLERY AND MARC SELWYN FINE ART IN LOS ANGELES, AND IN THE PUBLIC ART FUND’S ART ON THE GRID INSTALLED THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY.

COURTESY GORDON ROBICHAUX, NY AND STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY, LONDON

"NAJUNGA FROM THE KUCHU NGAALI (CRESTED CRANE) CLAN", 2021 (COMMISSIONED WORK)
WOOD, WAX, GLUE, ACRYLIC, BOLTS, WASHERS, NAILS, BICYCLE TIRE INNER TUBES & FOUND OBJECTS

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