b. 1973, Havana
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova (b. 1973 Havana, Cuba) currently lives and works in Miami, FL. He attended the Ringling School of Art and Design and New World School of the Arts where he was awarded the Frances Wolfson Endowed Visual Arts Scholarship, and has completed residencies at the Capri Palace, Capri, Italy; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; Ville de Paris-Cultures France program at the Centre international d’accueil et d’échanges des Recollets, Paris, France. Rodriguez-Casanova has exhibited throughout the US and abroad in numerous exhibitions including: Textures of Place, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavenger, Norway; Una Mirada Multiple: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; The Fabric of a Space, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY; Open Space, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; InPractice, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include: ZONA MACO, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Mexico City, DF; An Uneven Floor, Locust Projects, Miami, FL and You might sleep but you will never dream, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL.
His practice has been covered in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, ArtNews, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, Arte al Dia, Art Nexus and the Miami Herald to name a few. He is in the permanent collections of the Perez Art Museum Miami, PAMM; CIFO: The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation; The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU; The Cintas Foundation, Miami; The Bass Museum of Art as well as in several private collections internationally. He received the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual & Media Arts twice, Frances Wolfson Endowed Visual Arts Scholarship, The Cintas Foundation Fellowship for Visual Arts. His work will be in Temporary Autonomous Zones, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL in March and Intimate Material Systems, Alejandra von Hartz, Miami, FL in April.