Ouka Leele

Ouka Leele
5 November 2020 juliend

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Ouka Leele

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Ouka Leele (born in 1957) was a key figure in Madrid’s ‘Movida’ countercultural movement. Her work, which she began creating from the onset of the cultural revolution sparked by Franco’s death, is colourful, surrealist and playful. Mixing painting and photography, Leele’s hybrid images question reality and conventional figuration. She plays humorously with the notions of love, death and reality. Leele has been exhibited all over the world (London, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, New York and Arles) and has received many prizes, including the Spanish culture ministry’s Grand Photography Prize and the Grand Prize of the urban community of Madrid (2005). Her work features in the collections of the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and the Andalusian Centre of Photography. Ouka Leele is a member of VU Agency.