LEILAH BABIRYE

We Have a History (solo show)
de Young Museum, San Francisco
22 June 2024 – 22 June 2025

Installation view:  Leilah Babirye, Ebika Bya ba Kuchu mu Buganda (Kuchu Clans of Buganda) II, Stephan Friedman Gallery, London, 2021, courtesy Stephen Friedmann Gallery, London and New York and Gordon Robichaux, New York, photo: Mark Blower
Installation view: Leilah Babirye, Ebika Bya ba Kuchu mu Buganda (Kuchu Clans of Buganda) II, Stephan Friedman Gallery, London, 2021, courtesy Stephen Friedmann Gallery, London and New York and Gordon Robichaux, New York, photo: Mark Blower

The de Young Museum, San Francisco, presents We Have a History, Leilah Babirye’s first solo museum show in the United States. Known for her highly expressive, ambiguously gendered sculptures in ceramic, wood and discarded objects, Babirye creates portraits of her LGBTQ+ community, thereby speaking to the power of reclaiming personal and cultural identity through artistic practice. Exploring historical narratives and cultural traditions, the exhibition highlights the connection between past and present that is at the heart of the de Young’s Contemporary African Art programme.

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Installation view:  Leilah Babirye, Ebika Bya ba Kuchu mu Buganda (Kuchu Clans of Buganda) II, Stephan Friedman Gallery, London, 2021, courtesy Stephen Friedmann Gallery, London and New York and Gordon Robichaux, New York, photo: Mark Blower
Installation view: Leilah Babirye, Ebika Bya ba Kuchu mu Buganda (Kuchu Clans of Buganda) II, Stephan Friedman Gallery, London, 2021, courtesy Stephen Friedmann Gallery, London and New York and Gordon Robichaux, New York, photo: Mark Blower

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The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere (group show)

Arsenale, Venice
20 April – 24 November 2024

Installation view: The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere, Arsenale, Venice, 2024, photo: Andrea Rosseti
Installation view: The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere, Arsenale, Venice, 2024, photo: Andrea Rosseti

We are delighted to announce Leilah Babirye’s participation in the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia curated by Adriano Pedrosa.

Installation view: The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere, Arsenale, Venice, 2024, photo: Andrea Rosseti
Installation view: The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia: Stranieri Ovunque / Foreigners Everywhere, Arsenale, Venice, 2024, photo: Andrea Rosseti