Leandro Erlich

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Dalston House installation by Leandro Erlich in July 2013
Dalston House from another angle

Leandro Erlich (born 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an internationally exhibited Argentine conceptual artist. In 2001 he represented his nation at the Venice Biennial and was included in the main section of the biennial once again in 2005.[1] The artist's work was also included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and the 2001 Istanbul Biennial.[2] In 2008 Erlich created a swimming pool installation which was on display at MoMA PS1 in the Long Island City section of Queens, New York City.[3]

In summer 2013, Erlich exhibited Dalston House, an optical illusion at the Dalston Mill site in Dalston, East London with a huge mirror suspended at 45° (from the horizontal) over a life-size model of the façade of a Victorian terraced townhouse placed horizontally on the ground, giving the appearance of visitors climbing or hanging off the side of the building.[4]

One of Erlich's most popular works is his immersive architectural environment called Swimming Pool, which has been exhibited at MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York City, New York and is now on permanent display as part of the collection at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan .[5][6]

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