Ange Leccia

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Ange Leccia

Ange Leccia (born 19 April 1952) is a contemporary French painter, photographer and film-maker. He works in Paris primarily with photography and video.

Life and career[edit]

Leccia was born in Minerbio, Barrettali commune, in Corsica, and studied fine arts. Initially he was engaged in both painting and photography, but as time passed he devoted himself more to photography and video as his chosen media.

Leccia is a lecturer at the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Cergy-Pontoise (ENSAPC). He also directs research for young artists at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Leccia's first film was the short, Stridura, in 1980. In December 2004, his film Azé, made in 1999, was released. Like his earlier work, such as the shorts Île de beauté (Island of Beauty) (1996) and Gold (2000), both co-produced with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, in Azé Ange Leccia continued to stress the light and sound effects.[1]

Selected exhibitions[edit]

  • 2004 : Chateau de Tours, France
  • 2003 : Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
  • 1999 : National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
  • 1998 : Musée Nicéphore Nièpce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France[2]
  • 1996 : Villa Medici, Rome, Italy[3]
  • 1995 : Art at the Edge, Atlanta, USA
  • 1992 : Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, USA[4]
  • 1990 : Le Magasin, CNAC, Grenoble, France
  • 1985 : ARC / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France


  1. ^ Thirion, A. (2004) "Aze" Cahiers du Cinema no. 596 (December 2004), p. 38
  2. ^ Rosen, M. (2003) ""Le Grand Tour": Musee Nicephore Niepce" Artforum International v. 42 no. 2 (October 2003) p. 181
  3. ^ Carboni, Massimo (1996) "Ange Leccia" Artforum international 35: p. 117
  4. ^ Moody, Tom (1993) "Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; exhibit" Artforum international 31: p. 89


  • Simas, Joseph (1990) "Face to Face: meeting the art of Ange Leccia" Arts magazine 64: p. 48
  • Di Pietrantonio, Giacinto (1991) "Ange Leccia" Flash Art (International Edition) no. 160 (October 1991) p. 118-21, an interview with Ange Leccia
  • Vedrenne, Elisabeth (1997) "Les sons et Lumieres d'Ange Leccia" ("The sound and light of Ange Leccia") L'Oeil no. 490 (November 1997), p. 34, in French
  • Beausse, Pascal (2002) "Ange Leccia's slow dazzle" Art Press no. 277 (March 2002), p. 39-43
  • Frodon, Jean-Michel (2006) "Le songe de la lumiere" Cahiers du Cinema no. 611 (April 2006), p. 37, in French
  • Lequeux, Emmanuelle (2007) "Entretien avec Ange Leccia" Beaux Arts Magazine no. 274 (April 2007), p. 112, an interview with Ange Leccia in French

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