Jac Leirner was born in São Paulo in 1961, where she lives and works. She graduated in visual arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado - FAAP. In 1983 and 1989, Leirner participated in the Bienal de São Paulo and in the Aperto at the 44th Venice Biennale (1990). In 1991, she had a residency and exhibition at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Modern Art Oxford. She participated in dOCUMENTA (IX), Kassel (1992) and represented Brazil at the 47th Venice Biennale (1997). Further solo exhibitions include Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2014); Yale School of Art (2012); Centre d’Art de Saint Nazaire, France; Estação Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (2011); Miami Art Museum (2004); Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (1999); and Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva (1993).
Photo by Monica Tau